An agricultural smallholding benefitting from a Certificate of Lawful Use for a 3 bedroom dwelling and separate mobile home
in land extending to 4.89 acres (1.98 hectares)
Potential for further development (subject to Planning)
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the agent’s Paddock Wood office on[use Contact Agent Button].
DIRECTIONS: The nearest postcode to the property is ME14 3HL. From junction 7 of the M20 take the A249 towards Sittingbourne and at the top of Detling Hill look out for the left turn into Scragged Oak Road. Follow the lane and keep left at the junction with Cox Street. Follow the lane around passing Court Farm on your right hand side and The Old Piggeries will be seen after a short distance on your right hand side.
SITUATION: The Old Piggeries is located high on the North Downs in the rural outskirts of the Parish of Detling. The property is only 5 miles from Maidstone Town Centre where there is a full range of social, recreation and education amenities and convenient access to junction 7 of the M20 with its onward connections to the national motorway network and coast. Junction 5 of the M2 motorway is some 6 miles to the north east. The nearest railway connections are available in Rainham to the north or Maidstone Town Centre to the south.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council, Mid Kent Planning Support, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ. Telephone 01622 . [use Contact Agent Button]
DESCRIPTION: An agricultural smallholding extending in all to some 4.89 acres (1.98 hectares). The property is located in a rural yet convenient location north east of the A249 on the top of the North Downs. It is accessed directly off Scragged Oak Road leading into a driveway connecting to the residential part of the property which comprises a dwelling now regularised by a Lawful Development Certificate (see later). The dwelling comprises a number of linked prefabricated units that occupy a footprint of approximately 104.5m² (1124ft²) located within an approved garden curtilage. To the east of the dwelling is a detached farm store, (12.5m x 10.7m), a four bay timber portal frame building three quarter clad with box profile steel sheeting with a concrete floor. To the south east of the main dwelling is a mobile home/caravan which also benefits from a Lawful Development Certificate. Two other mobile units are located on the site but have no residential status. The residential and farm buildings are located in a yard area close to the road and the remaining land located mainly to the south and south east comprises pasture paddocks with the majority of the land comprising established coppice woodland including Ash, Chestnut, Birch and Hornbeam.
In addition to the freehold land for sale, the vendor can provide a Statutory Declaration having occupied a small acreage of land adjoining for a number of years.
PLANNING: The property benefits from the following planning permissions issued by Maidstone Borough Council.
A)Reference 19/502672/LDCEX—A Lawful Development Certificate to establish the existing use of The Old Piggeries as a single dwelling for a period in excess of 4 years. A Certificate was issued by Maidstone Borough Council on 23rd July 2019.
A)Reference 19/504574LDCEX— A Lawful Development Certificate (Existing) for the stationing of a mobile home/caravan issued by Maidstone Borough Council on 5th November 2019.
Copies of the planning permissions are available on Lambert & Foster or Maidstone Borough Council’s websites or can be sent on request.
The Lawful Development Certificates confirm the residential status of the existing properties and further potential (subject to planning permission) exists to consider redevelopment of the existing structures.
SERVICES: Single phase and water are connected to the property.
PARTICULARS, PLANS AND SCHEDULES: The particulars and acreages stated therein, together with the plans are believed but not guaranteed to be correct. They are given by the Agents to assist viewers but are specifically excluded from any contract and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the information contained therein.
anti Money Laundering Compliance (AML): In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, we are now required to obtain proof of identification for all vendors and purchasers. You will need to supply information required for us to complete our identification checks which will include your date of birth, main residential address and a colour copy of your passport or photo driving licence. Lambert & Foster apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is a legal requirement. Unfortunately, Lambert & Foster will not be able to conclude a sale on your behalf to any person or people who are unable to provide confirmation of identification. Note: Lambert & Foster currently employs the services of Smartsearch to verify the identity and address of vendors/ purchasers.