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Multiple Building Plot
Guide Price £900,000
A detailed planning consent has been granted for 5 houses in a village location set in mature gardens just a mile from the Surrey border in West Sussex. The three detached houses will have a gross external area of approximately 1200sq.ft with gardens and on-site parking including detached garages for plots one and four. Each house will have a hall, cloakroom, kitchen and dining area and lounge on the ground floor and three bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom on the 1st floor. The three bedroom semi-detached houses will have the same configuration of accommodation over the two floors with a gross external area of approximately 1170sq.ft each. These will also have gardens and garages. There is a sixth dwelling between the pair of semi-detached houses. Currently this has planning consent for ancillary accommodation solely for purposes incidental to the main existing house. A planning consultant advises that a change of use to provide for a separate residential unit could be applied for once the development is substantially completed. This would have one parking space and will be studio accommodation on two floors with this level of parking. This sixth dwelling will have a gross internal area of approximately 450sq.ft. This could be built, as an alternative, for the benefit of the current owner and a separate arrangement could be agreed for this. The houses will consist of Sussex stock bricks, light coloured mortar and render, timber doors and window frames, dark brown plain tile roofs and tall chimneys, central halls and tall staircase windows.
The Site
The plot is approximately 1908sq.m or just under half an acre, accessed from the end of an existing cul-de-sac location into a mature garden setting. There are a number of low quality trees and Leyland cypresses to remove from the site. There is a need to allow for a footpath for the benefit of the existing house and six other dwellings to pass through. This can be anywhere on the site and can be gated to ensure it is only available to residents of this development and the other relevant dwellings. The plans include an Arboricultural report, tree protection plan and tree layout.
The Area
The village is in the north-east corner of West Sussex just one mile from the border with Surrey and also close to the border with Kent. There is a village hall, health centre, church, primary school, local shops, cricket, tennis and football clubs and a golf society as well as a rowing club. Worth Way, a valued trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, extends right through to Crawley in the West. The village is accessible to the M23 and is just 7 miles from Gatwick Airport. Three Bridges railway station provides a service to London Victoria and East Grinstead railway station also provides a service to here as well as to London Bridge. The local primary school is rated as Good by Ofsetd and Imberhorne Secondary School is rated as Outstanding. Copthorne Preparatory School offers independent education. The village is some seven miles north-east of Crawley. Crawley has a population of around 106,000 residents and is the main centre of employment between London and the south coast. A high proportion of the local population is under the age of 45, being 64% of residents. The manufacturing, service, commercial and retail sectors are also well represented in the town, with the major retailers present in the County Mall shopping centre. The K2 Leisure Centre has an Olympic size swimming pool and the town also has a football league club, a rugby club, a hockey club and a golf course at Tilgate Park. The 50 acre Goffs Park in Southgate offers walks, lakes and a boating pond. Crawley has the Hawth Theatre and a Cineworld cinema complex. Local attractions include Hever Castle, Arundel Castle and Brands Hatch.
The plot has access to all main services including gas. The cost to connect to the electricity supply has been quoted at around £33,000. We would advise interested parties to make their own enquiries with regard to services prior to exchange of contracts.
The site can be viewed on an ‘open-viewing’ basis in weekday daylight hours. However, the owner of the principal residence has requested prior knowledge of any visit in order that he is aware of clients walking onto the land. Therefore please advise The Land Bank Partnership of any intended visit in order that we can inform the owner. The plot can be viewed best from the vehicle access into the plot from Gage Close. There is an unlocked gate onto the site from here.
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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.