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Little Blakenham, Nr Ipswich

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Tenure: Freehold

Permitted development has been granted for the conversion of this range of barns to create 5 contemporary dwellings with parking and gardens. In addition planning permission has also been granted for the conversion of a traditional Suffolk barn to create a separate 2 bedroom dwelling. The development occupies a site, in total, of nearly an acre (0.39 hectares). Additional land may be available by separate negotiation.  

Location The barns will be found in a pleasant, rural location, set along the Somersham Road, and forming part of the small semi-rural hamlet of Little Blakenham. The village itself has a village hall, situated across from the church, and a playingfield. The village is surrounded by farmland but has easy access to the larger villages of Bramford and Claydon, both offering a good range of everyday shopping and recreational facilities as well as primary and secondary schools. There is easy access to the A14 which in turn leads to the county town of Ipswich which is just 2 miles to the east. Ipswich offers a wide range of facilities including mainline railway link to London's Liverpool Street. The A14 trunk road offers access in an easterly direction to the A12, Ipswich and Felixstowe and in a westerly direction to Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and on to the Midlands.  

Directions Proceeding in a northerly direction on the A14 beyond Ipswich, take Junction 52 onto the B1113 where signposted to Bramford and Great Blakenham.  At the roundabout take the second left onto the B1113 (Bramford Road).  After a approximately half a mile take the second turning on your right onto Pound Lane.  Continue along Pound Lane, turning right at the next junction onto Somersham Road.  Continue along Somersham Road for just over half a mile where the barns will be found on the left hand side. 

The Piggeries - Description Prior Approval was authorised by Mid Suffolk District Council on 23rd September 2020 for the change of use of former agricultural buildings to residential dwellings. The planning reference is DC/20/03170, a copy of which is included within these particulars.

The approved plans that accompanied the permission provide for the conversion of a range of former piggeries to create five dwellings, comprising a terrace of four essentially identical two bedroom dwellings, together with a separate, detached three bedroom dwelling. Extracts of the approved plans are included within these particulars.

The proposed layout provides for the building to the north of the site to be demolished, referred to as Barn C, on the plans, and a shared driveway installed with parking allocations. To the south of each of the proposed dwellings will be gardens, that overlook the gently rolling countryside beyond.  

Elm Farm Barn - Description Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent was granted by Mid Suffolk District Council on 22nd September 2020 for the change of use and conversion of a curtilage Listed barn from an agricultural building to a residential dwelling. The planning permission and listed building references are DC/20/03150 and DC/20/03151 respectively and copies are included within these particulars.

The approved plans that accompanied the planning permission provide for the conversion of Elm Farm Barn to create a delightful 2 bedroom dwelling arranged over two floors. There is also a driveway and parking to the front of Elm Farm Barn, together with gardens to the side and rear. The vendor intends to dismantle and relocate the adjacent redundant barn within 3 months of the sale completing. Extracts of the approved plans are included within these particulars.  

Proposed Accommodation Approx GIA

Elm Farm Barn
1,452 sq ft - 135 sqm

The Piggeries:
Unit 1 1,331 sq ft - 123.68 sqm Includes Store

Unit 2 694 sq ft - 64.5 sqm excluding garage/store of 148 sq ft/13.75 sqm

Unit 3 694 sq ft - 64.5 sqm excluding garage/store of 148 sq ft/13.75 sqm

Unit 4 694 sq ft - 64.5 sqm excluding garage/store of 148 sq ft/13.75 sqm

Unit 5 928 sq ft - 86.25 sqm includes store

TOTAL 5,941 sq ft - 552.18 sqm

Services We are advised that mains electricity and water are currently available on site, although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard. We assume drainage will be via private treatment plants. 

Covenants & Restrictions The vendors will be including a covenant within the sale contract to state that the development will only comprise 6 dwellings in all, and that the development should be completed within 24 months of the sale completing.

The vendors also intend to remove and relocate the redundant barn beside Elm Farm Barn, which will take place within 3 months of the sale completing.  

Fencing The purchaser will be obliged to install a new boundary fence between points A and B, B and C, and C and D on the enclosed plan within 12 months of the sale completing. The design/style of the proposed fence will be agreed between the vendor and the purchaser, but it will be to a minimum of 6' close boarded fencing for the boundary between points A and B, and post with two rails to incorporate stockproof netting between points B and C, and C and D.


Extent of land being sold & Additional Land The extent of the land to be sold is as per the indicative red line plan within these sales particulars. Additional land, to the south, may be available by separate negotiation, although any sale of additional land will be accompanied by a covenant stating that it can only be used for amenity or garden purposes and will be subject to the necessary planning change of use if it is to be used as garden land.  

Viewing Please inform the agents of your intention to view the site before attending with sales particulars in hand.  

Architects HAT Projects, Trinity Works, 24 Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JN Tel: Email: .  

Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Rd, Ipswich IP1 2BX; Tel:  

NOTES 1.    These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. Interested parties should rely on their own/their surveyors investigations as to the construction type of the property and its condition. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. Any plans are indicative only and may not be the same as the transfer plan/s.  No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or listed building contents or building regulations have been applied for or approved. The agents have not been made aware of any covenants or restrictions that may impact the property, unless stated otherwise.

2. Under Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 we, as Estate Agents, are required to obtain identification from buyers in the form of the photo page of your passport or a photo driving licence. The document must be in date. In addition, we need proof of address in the form of a utility bill with the name and address of the buyer. This must not be more than three months old. We are also under obligation to check where the purchase funds are coming from.

March 2021 





Little Blakenham, Nr Ipswich

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  • Needham Market Station4.0 miles
  • Westerfield Station4.6 miles
  • Ipswich Station4.7 miles
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Well Close Square, Framlingham, IP13 9DU

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Clarke & Simpson is an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors dealing in rural property matters including estate agency, residential lettings, farm and land sales, professional valuations, estate management, auctioneering and architectural work. With a team of over thirty working from our office in the medieval town of Framlingham, we pride ourselves on our wealth of experience and knowledge and do our very best to a offer a completely dedicated, personal and

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