Finding the right place

Single Building Plot
Offers Over £64,000
A detailed planning consent has been granted for a large detached 4 bedroom house of approximately 3000sq.ft in a village location. The plans indicate a utility, WC, kitchen, living and dining area, lounge, cinema and sun room on the ground floor. The first floor has 4 bedrooms, a balcony, en-suite, family bathroom and WC. The plot is set back from the road in a cul de sac location. This plot may suit a self-builder looking for this scale of house, or a builder / developer may look to reduce the size of this dwelling in this village location. A 3 bedroom detached house of a more modest scale, say 1100sq.ft, would see an acceptable return on investment in our opinion. The new proposed house will have a terraced area, garden and parking space for two cars.
The Site
The application area of the site is 0.208 ha, this includes North Devon Council owned land required to provide access to the plot and an area for vehicle parking at the top of the access road where an additional 4 parking bays are to be constructed as part of this planning consent. This area provides 6 parking spaces for other residents. The real plot size is 0.037 ha or approximately 370sq.m, just under 4000sq.ft. The existing trees will remain on site. We are advised that around 6 tons of soil needs to be removed from the site and some ground-works are required for the parking spaces and path edgings. The current owner has quotes of £12,000 to cover these two ground-work requirements. A wildlife statement has been completed and we are advised that a site levels survey and Geotechnical survey have also been completed but we have not had sight of these.
The Area
The village lies a few miles west of Exmoor National Park. It has a post office, shop, church, village hall, sports club and recreation ground. The primary school is rated as Good by Ofsted. The nearest beach is at Coombe Martin whilst the surfing beaches at Saunton and Croyde are within easy driving distance. The village lies some 7 miles north-east of Barnstaple, the main town in North Devon, with all the major High Street Retailers as well as The Green Lanes Shopping Centre and Sainsburys Supermarket. The town also has a theatre, is the home of Exmoor Zoo, Marwood Hill Gardens and Broomhill Sculpture Garden. As well as the state schools of Park Community School and Pilton Community College, independent education is offered at St Michael’s School and West Buckland School.
The plot has access to all main services excluding gas. We would advise interested parties to make their own enquiries as regards services prior to exchange.
The plot can be viewed on an open-viewing basis. Please respect the privacy of any neighbouring properties as local residents are not connected to this sale.
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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.