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Wistow Road, Leicester

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Property Description

Key features

  • UNIQUE "GRAND DESIGN" BUILDING OPPORTUNITY
  • INNOVATIVE & EXCEPTIONALLY DESIGNED
  • ACCOMMODATION APPROACHING 6000 SQ FT
  • LOCATED IN PRIVATE WOODED SETTING
  • APPROX. 2 ACRES

Full description

A unique opportunity to build a stunning Grand Design style home set within a wonderfully private woodland setting. Planning permission has been granted under the former Planning Policy Statement 7, now part of Paragraph 55, of the National Planning Policy Framework, which encourages architects to push the boundaries of their profession and create something truly outstanding and which calls for an innovative and exceptional design that contributes to protecting and enhancing the environment, and to help raise standards of design in rural areas.


SITUATION 
The site is situated in Newton Harcourt, approximately ten miles to the north-west of Market Harborough, and seven miles to the south-east of Leicester. The village is surrounded by attractive open countryside and boasts a village hall and delightful 13th Century church. The neighbouring villages of Great Glen and Wistow both provide wonderful day to day facilities with the former having a number of public houses, a co-operative and a post office as well as a small parade of independent shops. Wistow Rural Centre is less than 1 mile to the south with its plant centre, cafe/bistro, farm shop, furniture & craft outlets and art gallery and has become an ever evolving destination in South Leicestershire over recent years. For more extensive amenities, nearby Kibworth provides a range of boutique shops and cafes, together with more extensive day to day facilities including doctors surgery's, dentists, a supermarket and sports clubs including tennis, golf, bowls and cricket....

DESCRIPTION 
The new house will be situated in the former grounds of The Manor House, Newton Harcourt, in a wonderfully private wooded area some distance away and visually independent of the existing house, with independent and private access via a new entrance from Wistow Road. Planning permission has been granted under the former Planning Policy Statement 7, now part of Paragraph 55, of the National Planning Policy Framework, which encourages architects to push the boundaries of their profession and create something truly outstanding and which calls for an innovative and exceptional design that contributes to protecting and enhancing the environment, and to help raise standards of design in rural areas. The approval has been granted on behalf of Mr and Mrs Anthony Goddard; the Goddard family have been responsible over 6 generations for a significant number of iconic designed buildings both locally, including Joseph Goddard's Clock Tower in the centre of Leicester and in London where...

TECHNOLOGIES 
The house will embrace the latest technologies in an effort to achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6. It is planned to include air to water heat pumps, photovoltaic panels, grey water harvesting and the possibility of an earth energy bank for longer term heat storage.

GENERAL REMARKS 
Local Authority - Harborough District Council Planning permission - 11/00734/FUL & 14/01108/MMA Services - Please refer to selling agent Plot size - Approx. 2 acres House ? circular design - approx. 5918 square feet House ? rectangular design - approx. 5230 square feet Garage - approx. 560 square feet

AGENTS NOTES 
There are two ground floor layouts both with planning permission, the first in circular form and the second with a more conventional rectangular design ? please see planning reference numbers above whilst planning approval and site assessment documentation also available from the selling agent. Subject to any amendments that the purchaser wished to make, it is understood that the project is at an advanced stage whereby work could commence onsite in a timely fashion. Architects, engineers, mechanical & electrical consultants and building contractors are all ready for appointment and guidance can be offered immediately on building regulation approval, structural design and build costs, including engineering matters, foundations, site work and general building works. Preliminary filming by the television programme Grand Designs has already taken place however it will be at the purchasers discretion as to whether they continue on with the programmes involvement.

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Added on Rightmove:
02 September 2015

Nearest stations

  • South Wigston (3.4 mi)
  • Leicester (5.4 mi)
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Fine and Country, Market Harborough

36 High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NL

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Nearest stations

  • South Wigston (3.4 mi)
  • Leicester (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine and Country, Market Harborough

36 High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NL

01858 790120 Local call rate

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