Whepstead, Bury St. Edmunds
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- An opportunity to purchase a residential development on the edge of the desirable village of Whepstead, close to Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
- A 0.21 hectare (0.54 acre) site occupied by disused modern agricultural barn (additional land available by separate negotiation)
- Planning permission is granted for redevelopment for two detached country dwellings
- 1 two-bedroom single-storey house with off-road parking and 1 four-bedroom part two-storey house with a detached double garage and off-road parking
- Total GIA of 362 sq m (3,900 sq ft)
- The site is for ‘Minor Development’ and as such is free of affordable housing and/or contributions
- 5 miles to the south of Bury St. Edmunds, 14 miles to the north of Sudbury and 26 miles to the east of Cambridge
- Complementing the rural countryside setting and historic converted mews cottages of medieval moated Dovedon Hall
- For sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion
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The site is level that extends to 0.21 hectare (0.54 acre) taken from Promap ordnance survey plans and comprises a disused modern utilitarian barn (originally a grain store). The site has excellent existing vehicular access directly onto Chedburgh Road, which leads to the A143 (Bury St. Edmunds to Haverhill) and the B1066 (Bury St. Edmunds to Long Melford). To the east of the site is a range of traditional, former agricultural barns (of which there is a common boundary with the application site) which have been converted into a series of four residential dwellings (Dovedon Mews and Dovedon Barn) and to the south of the site are further residential dwellings (former estate cottages). To the north is agricultural land and to the west lies a paddock that form far-reaching open-countryside views. Further to the east is Dovedon Hall, located Grade II, with its medieval moat. It is understood that the existing barn measures approximately 629 sq m (6,780 sq ft).
The site is located within West Suffolk Council. Planning permission (Ref: DC/23/0959/FUL) was granted on 25th September 2023 for:
"Two dwellings and detached double garage (following demolition of existing agricultural building)".
Consent is given for the redevelopment of the site to demolish the modern barn and erect two ‘L’ shaped dwellings on its current footprint; Dwelling 1, adjacent to Chedburgh Road, is single-storey with two bedrooms, whilst Dwelling 2, at the rear of the site is part two and part single-storey. There is ample parking and vehicle access within the scheme, in addition Dwelling 2 benefits from a detached double garage.
The design of the proposed dwellings is of Suffolk vernacular cottages mirroring the scale, materials and details of the converted agricultural buildings they face (Dovedon Mews and Dovedon Barn), resulting in a courtyard of exclusive edge-of-village residences formed with the existing traditional 19th century buildings. The proposal sets out a mix of natural slate roofs and Suffolk red brick walling. Fenestration will be simple and incorporate traditional barn style door openings with some sliding features. There will be ample amenity for each property set on the western side and retained grassed frontages.
TENURE / METHOD OF SALE
The property (as shown edged in red on the plan for indicative purposes only) is offered for sale freehold by way of private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS, COVENANTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is sold subject to all wayleaves, easements, covenants and rights of way whether or not disclosed.
We understand that mains water, drainage and electricity area already servicing the site. NB. None of these services have been tested by the agent.
West Suffolk Council (01284 763 233)
Whatley Lane has provided a pricing report advising on potential sale prices. Whatley Lane would expect to be retained for the sale of the finished dwellings.
The site can be inspected from the public highway. If you require access to inspect the existing building, please contact the sole selling agent: James Sawyer / Whatley. For planning enquiries, please contact Paul Scarlett / Brown & Scarlett Architects. Contact details can be found in the brochure.
DIRECTIONS (IP29 4UB)
From London/Cambridge (by car) exit the M11 at Junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket. Continue on the A14 towards Bury St. Edmunds. Exit the A14 at Junction 42, signposted 'Bury St. Edmunds East'. Take the third exit signposted ‘Westley’. At the juncture, go straight across signposted ‘Horringer’ A134. Continue through Horringer passing Ickworth Park and leave the village to continue along for 1.5 miles then turn left into Chedburgh Road. Continue along for 800 metres, where the site adjacent to Dovedon Hall can be found on the left hand side marked by our For Sale board.
The successful purchaser will be requested to provide information to satisfy the AML requirements when heads of terms are agreed.