5 bedroom country house for saleChelsfield, Kent
- Planning permission granted for x2 dwellings
- Each unit with 4/5 bedrooms
- One unit with Annexe
- Total land/plot 4 acres (*TBV)
- Further opportunities on site
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY - Set in a total of around 4 acres of land (*TBV). along a 'dead end lane' adjacent to the grounds of Lullingstone Golf Course this site offers a stunning rural, yet accessible location with Planning Permission granted to convert an existing concrete framed redundant barn into a residential development of 2 dwellings POTENTIALLY each to have 4 or 5 BEDROOMS. ( Planning Ref: SE/17/00481/FUL Valid on 21st March 2017) , One dwelling will have permission for an annexe and will be set in gardens/grounds of around 0.5 acre (*TBV) the second dwelling will benefit from the balance of 3.5 acres of land (*TBV). The site was originally bought as a self build project by the current owner who has subsequently re-submitted the plans to an improved layout and specification based on the existing size of the barn so that each unit could extend to around 3500sqft / 325sqm depending on the final interior configuration. There are also two adjoining twin span steel framed Dutch barns which will be included in the sale and may offer future options for change of use to residential subject to the correct permissions being granted. (N.B. Proposed purchasers may prefer to take down the Dutch barn located closest to the proposed new development due to its proximity to the 2 dwellings).
This superbly located site offers not only beautiful views over rolling wooded countryside but also the benefits of being within easy reach of Sevenoaks and Orpington town centres which both provide excellent facilities as well as fast rail services into London there are also good road links to the M25 Motorway. Nearby day to day amenities can be found in Chelsfield and for extensive shopping the centre of Bromley and Bluewater retail complex are within easy reach. For other sporting facilities Walnuts Leisure Centre is just a short distance away.
Development - TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England)
GRANT OF PLANNING PERMISSION
Site : Land To South West Of Holmesdale Hall Park Gate Road Orpington
KENT BR6 7PX
Development : Change of use of a redundant barn to residential development of two
5 bedroom dwellings.
Sevenoaks District Council, as the District Planning Authority, pursuant to powers in the
above mentioned Act and Order, HEREBY GRANTS PLANNING PERMISSION for the
development described above, to be carried out in accordance with the application and
plans submitted therewith,
SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS set out below :-
1) The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three
years from the date of this permission.
In pursuance of section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
2) No development shall be carried out on the land until full details of soft landscape
works have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Council. Those details
shall include: -planting plans (identifying existing planting, plants to be retained and
new planting); -written specifications (including cultivation and other operations
associated with plant and grass establishment); -schedules of new plants (noting
species, size of stock at time of planting and proposed number/densities where
appropriate); and -a programme of implementation.The development shall be
carried out in accordance with the approved plan(s).The Local Planning Authority is
satisfied that this condition is fundamental to the acceptability of the proposal and that
without this safeguard permission should not be granted.
17/00481/FUL Page 4 of 7
To safeguard the setting of Lullingstone Park as supported by EN4 of the Sevenoaks
Allocations and Development Management Plan.
3) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General
Permitted Development) Order (England) 2015 (as amended), no development shall be
carried out within Part 2, Class A, in relation to gates, fences, walls etc, of Schedule 2 of
that Order (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order), without prior approval of
the Local Planning Authority, other than those approved persuant to condition 5.
In order to conserve the setting of the historic asset of Lullingstone Park, in accordance
with EN4 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.
4) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General
Permitted Development) Order (England) 2015 (as amended), no development shall be
carried out within Classes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, Part 1, of Schedule 2 of that Order (or any
Order revoking and re-enacting that Order), without prior approval of the Local Planning
To protect the green belt, and to conserve the setting of Lullingstone Park, in accordance
with GB1 and EN4 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.
5) Prior to the commencement of works, details of boundary treatments shall be
submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development
shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans. The Local Planning Authority
is satisfied that this condition is fundamental to the acceptability of the proposal and
that without this safeguard permission should not be granted.
In order to conserve the setting of the Lullingstone historic park in accordance with EN4
of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.
6) No development shall be carried out on the land until details of the materials to be
used in the construction of the external surfaces of the building hereby permitted have
been submitted to and approved in writing by the Council. The development shall be
carried out using the approved materials. The Local Planning Authority is satisfied that
the details required by this condition are fundamental to the acceptability of the proposal
and that without this safeguard permission should not be granted.
To maintain the integrity and character of the barn as supported by EN1 and GB7 of the
Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Management Plan.
7) Prior to the commencement of works, details of any external lighting installed upon
the hereby approved conversion or within the red-line of the hereby approved site plan
shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning
Authority.Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General
Permitted Development) Order (England) 2015 (as amended) (or any Order revoking and
re-enacting that Order), no additional lighting other than that approved shall be installed
without prior approval of the Local Planning Authority.The Local Planning Authority is
satisfied that the details required by this condition are fundamental to the acceptability
of the proposal and that without this safeguard permission should not be granted.
17/00481/FUL Page 5 of 7
In order to conserve the setting of Lullingstone Park and the AONB, in accordance with
EN4 and EN5 of the Sevenoaks Allocations and Development Plan, and; to protect local
ecology in accordance with SP11 of the Sevenoaks Core Strategy.
8) Before commencement of the development hereby approved (including any
demolition works ), a contaminated land assessment, including a site investigation and
remediation methodology (if necessary) shall be submitted to and approved by the Local
Planning Authority. If during the works contamination is encountered ,which has not
previously been identified, works shall cease and the site fully assessed to enable an
appropriate remediation plan to be developed. Works shall not re-commence until an
appropriate remediation scheme has been submitted to, agreed and approved in writing
by, the Local Planning Authority .The remediation shall be implemented and completed
as approved. Upon completion of the building works, this condition shall not be
discharged until a closure report has been submitted to and approved in writing by the
Local Planning Authority. The closure report shall include details of; a) Details of any
sampling and remediation works conducted and quality assurance certificates to show
that the works have been carried out in full in accordance with the approved
methodology. b)Details of any post-remedial sampling and analysis to show the site has
reached the required clean-up criteria shall be included in the closure report together
with the necessary documentation detailing what waste materials have been removed
from the site. c)If no contamination has been discovered during the build then evidence
(e.g. photos or letters from site manager) to show that no contamination was discovered
should be included.The Local Planning Authority is satisfied that the details required by
this condition are fundamental to the acceptability of the proposal and that without this
safeguard permission should not be granted.
To prevent harm to human health in accordance with the advice and guidance in the
9) No development shall take place until a scheme detailing measures for the
enhancement of biodiversity on the site, including bats, has been submitted to and
approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved measures shall be in
place prior to the first occupation of the dwelling and shall thereafter be retained. The
local planning authority is satisfied that this is fundamental to the acceptability of the
proposal and that without this safeguard permission should not be granted.
To enhance local biodiversity in accordance with SP11 of the Core Strategy.
10) The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the
following approved plans: PR-877-PD-R-03; 04; 05.
For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.
17/00481/FUL Page 6 of 7
DATED THIS: 16th day of May 2017
Note to Applicant
In accordance with paragraphs 186 and 187 of the NPPF Sevenoaks District
Council (SDC) takes a positive and proactive approach to development proposals.
SDC works with applicants/agents in a positive and proactive manner, by;
Offering a duty officer service to provide initial planning advice,
Providing a pre-application advice service,
When appropriate, updating applicants/agents of any small scale issues that may
arise in the processing of their application,
Where possible and appropriate suggesting solutions to secure a successful
Allowing applicants to keep up to date with their application and viewing all
consultees comments on line
By providing a regular forum for planning agents,
Working in line with the NPPF to encourage developments that improve the
improve the economic, social and environmental conditions of the area,
Providing easy on line access to planning policies and guidance, and
Encouraging them to seek professional advice whenever appropriate
In this instance the applicant/agent:
1) Did not require any further assistance as the application was acceptable as
Informatives - 1 The proposed development has been assessed and it is the Council's view that the CIL IS PAYABLE. Full details will be set out in the CIL Liability Notice which will be issued with this decision or as soon as possible after the decision.
2 The granting of planning permission confers no other permission or consent on the applicant. It is therefore important to advise the applicant that no works can be undertaken on a Public Right of Way without the express consent of the High Court.
Location & Area Awareness - The property lies in a stunning rural location overlooking beautiful rolling wooded countryside set along a 'dead end lane adjoining the grounds of Lullingstone Park Golf Course yet is situated within easy reach of Orpington and Sevenoaks town centres which both provide excellent facilities as well as fast rail services into London. Nearby day to day requirements can be found in Chelsfield. and for extensive shopping Bromley and Bluewater retail complex are also within easy reach. For other sporting facilities Walnuts Leisure Centre just a short distance away. Road links to the M25 are also easily accessible.
Land & Grounds - The whole sit in approx 4 acres (*TBV). The two units will have a rear garden as well as parking to the front or whatever frontage the developer decides. However the unit furthest away from the drive to the development will have a parcel of level pasture. This equates approx to 3.5 acres (*TBV).
The acreage stated at the property is 'TBV - *To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry where available, with the boundary and acreage clearly stated/marked. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact size of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the boundary for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
Helpful Websites - We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase: www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk - www.homecheck.co.uk
www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org
Services & Outgoings - TENURE: Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Sevenoaks District Council
SERVICES: Power and water are at the site. Currently a private drainage system. Cesspit and Electric installed in both units. All new systems of heating and drainage will be required to be fitted.
TAX BAND: Main dwelling not currently rated
ANNEXE SERVICES: Connected
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Directions - From Windsor Drive proceed to the junction with Warren Road and turn right. At the end continue straight across into the continuation of Warren Road. At the junction with the Five Bells Public House turn left into Bucks Cross Road which continues into Hawstead Lane. Turn left into Well Hill then follow the road until you see the sign for Lullingstone Park Golf Course turn left into the entrance of the property.
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