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A unique development opportunity to convert an existing barn into two four bedroom detached houses with garage and store set in a rural yet accessible location on the edge of the picturesque village of Flitton. In total, the plot extends to approximately 0.15 hectare (0.4 acre) with the potential to purchase additional land and a building by separate negotiation.
FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY Freehold with vacant possession on completion
INTRODUCTION This introduction and particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description of the property for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of individual items.
SITUATION/LOCATION The property is located to the north west of the Mid Bedfordshire village of Flitton in a rural yet accessible location less than five miles from the M1.
The village benefits from both nursery and primary schools, an historic Church, two public houses/eateries and a village hall with recreation ground.
Close to the barn is the Flitton Moor Nature Reserve that attracts various species of wildlife providing the opportunity to experience great countryside walks.
Flitwick train station is located approximately 2.5 miles away offering direct links to London St Pancreas and on to Gatwick Airport.
DESCRIPTION A unique development opportunity to convert an existing barn into two four bedroom detached houses with garage and store, set in a rural yet accessible location on the edge of the picturesque village of Flitton. In total, the plot extends to approximately 0.15 hectare (0.4 acre), subject to survey, with the potential to purchase additional land and a building by separate negotiation.
The existing building is concrete framed with a brick plinth and fibre cement cladding above. The proposal retains the brick plinth with new vertical timber cladding above and an aluminium-sheeted roof. The proposed development is an opportunity to create two unique dwellings that would rarely become available in such a location.
The area outlined in blue on the site plan benefits from the change of use to residential with a right of way to be granted over the access driveway, as highlighted in green.
ADDITIONAL LAND AND BUILDING The remainder of the land immediately surrounding the existing barn may be available by separate negotiation. The land extends in total to approximately 0.4 hectare (1 acre), subject to survey.
There is additional land and a building to the South of the Conversion Site that may also be available by separate negotiation, extending to approximately 0.24 hectare (0.6 acre), subject to survey. The building, of portal steel frame, extends to 313m2.
Further additional land may also be available by separate negotiation to the South West of the sale site, which extends to approximately 6.8 hectares (17 acres), subject to survey.
PLANNING DETAILS Full planning permission was allowed at appeal on 10 November 2020, reference APP/P0240/W/3249635 (Local Planning Authority Reference CB/20/00045/FULL) for conversion of an agricultural building to two four bedroom detached dwellings over two floors. The ground floor benefits from a double height kitchen and dining room, which will be open plan into the living area. In addition, there is an en-suite bedroom, study, pantry, shower room, WC and bathroom at ground floor level. The first floor consists of an en-suite bedroom, two further bedrooms, shower room and sitting area.
The footprint of each proposed dwelling extends to approximately 235m2. A garage and store is also permitted.
Full details including plans can be obtained from Acorus or via Central Bedfordshire Council website www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.
Please note the development must begin before the expiration of three years from the date of the planning permission, i.e. 10 November 2023.
ACCESS AND RIGHTS OF WAY Access to the dwelling is via a shared driveway. A right of way is to be granted in favour of the owner/s of the proposed dwellings, as highlighted in green on the site plan.
The owner of the proposed dwelling will be responsible for a contribution towards the maintenance and repair of the right of way.
NOTE The Vendors are happy to work with the Purchasers to ensure the Conditions of the Planning Permission are discharged.
SERVICES (not tested) Mains electricity is connected to the site. A separate connection to the building will need to be arranged.
A separate water supply will need to be connected.
Private drainage will need to be installed to a package treatment plant.
Central Bedfordshire Council
T: 0300 300 8307
DIRECTIONS From the M1, go through the village of Flitton, from the High Street bear left between the Church and the White Hart public house and enter Brook Lane. The property is located at the end of the lane, which is a no through road.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the selling agent Acorus.