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Single Building Plot
An outline planning consent has been granted for a large detached four bedroom house with integral garage set in grounds of over one fifth of an acre. The planning consent covers the access, scale of the property and layout, with appearance and landscaping being reserved matters. The plans indicate a large two storey house, approximately 2000sq.ft. The ground floor has a hall, reception room, study, kitchen, dining room, lounge, utility, WC and integral garage. The first floor has a landing, gallery, four bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom. The appearance of this house is for a reserved matters application although basic illustrative designs are in the documents. This allows scope for individual design within a reserved matters application.
The Site
The site is approximately 871 sq.m., or over one fifth of an acre. The plot is accessed from a track road serving the rear accesses of neighbouring properties. This rear access has an implied right of way as it has been used as a right of way for over 50 years. A pedestrian access from the plot leads into a neighbouring road. A tree report and survey has been completed and an oak tree is to be retained. An ecology report and survey has also been completed. The Decision Notice requires a construction method plan due to the narrow access. Having said this, vehicles use this shared access and there are many garages and other parking areas along this track. It also requires a desk-top study and exploratory site investigation in a land contamination clause as it is understood the land has been used in the past as a brick works. The site is described as a small woodland and the track is incorporated into the red line of the application. The new dwelling is set well back from other houses in a private and screened area. The nearest property is some 20 metres to the east.
The Area
The plot is some 3 miles east of the City centre and close to the village of Bitterne, a short walk to the local shops. The village could perhaps now best be described as a suburb of Southampton, with many amenities including a large library, leisure centre, pedestrianised shopping centre, Sainsbury’s Supermarket and a Doctor’s surgery. The railway station here is on the West Coastway Line and there is easy access to the M27. The local primary schools such as Sholing Junior School and Bitterne Primary School are both rated as Good by Ofsted. The secondary schools of Oasis Academy and Bitterne Park School are also rated as Good by Ofsted. Independent education is offered at St. Mary’s and The Gregg School. Southampton is the largest City in Hampshire and is some 75 miles south-west of London. It is close to the New Forest but has all the attractions of a major City such as the large shopping centre and retail park at West Quay, the renowned University of Southampton, theatres and art galleries and a successful Premier League football club. There is also a regional Airport at Eastleigh serving both domestic destinations and also those in Europe.
The site has access to all main services including gas. Services can be installed and connected underneath the footpath over which there is a right of way on foot. We would advise interested parties to make their own enquires as regards services prior to purchase.
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.