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An outstanding residential development plot within an individually designed development of only 3 houses Full planning permission for 1 detached house - plot 3
Potential cost savings if all 3 units on site are built out together Situation
The Development Site at Chapel Farm stands in a wonderful elevated position with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside towards the Forth Bridges, Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills to the south. The village of Aberdour is 2.5 miles away, and Dunfermline 7 miles, between them offer an excellent range of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and the like. In terms of city facilities there is good road access to Edinburgh, 17 miles. An ideal setting for commuters, 5 miles to the west is access onto the M90 motorway, providing ease of access to Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Perth and beyond.
Chapel Farm sits amidst glorious countryside which is home to an array of wildlife and in terms of recreational pursuits offers great scope for walking, cycling, riding and golf with many highly rated courses within easy reach.
The village of Aberdour is most desirable coastal village on the northern shores of the Firth of Forth. This popular seaside retreat boasts a fine selection of shops, a post office, village bakery, tennis courts, hotels, primary school, excellent golf course, main line Rail Link (with services to Edinburgh), pleasant harbour and two sandy beaches.
For secondary schooling the catchment is Inverkeithing High or there is an array of private schooling in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh airport lies 14 miles south. Directions
From the M90 west of the site take the A921 road signposted for Aberdour. After approx.3 miles, take the left turning sign posted for Cockairnie and Crossgates. Travel this picturesque road passed Otterston Loch for exactly 1 mile. This will take you to the site, situated on the left hand side of the road on an elevated position. The site can be identified by a Ballantynes For Sale board. Description
Fife Council granted planning permission on 20 March 2019 for the erection of 3 dwelling houses - under Reference 18/02954/ful. Copies of plans and further details on planning permission relating to the property are available on the Fife Council Planning website - - quoting the above planning reference.
The full Access and Design statement can also be found on the planning portal alongside the pertinent technical information.
There are 3 individually designed house plots - Plot 3 is the available house plot for sale.
Plot 3 Design
House Three is situated along the middle track, towards the eastern boundary of the site. It has the closest proximity to the neighbouring dwellings and so orientation and privacy were paramount considerations during design.
The house is positioned along a stepped landscape creating enough room for a second level to be slotted underneath the primary level with access into the private garden. A pitch is introduced to the flat roof along the eastern elevation echoing the adjacent pitch of the neighbouring dwelling and as a mirror 'bookend' to House Two.
The building is orientated differently to the other proposed dwellings as it sits parallel to the 'middle track'. This decision was taken to minimise the impact on the existing neighbouring properties while providing adequate parking space and secluded south facing garden which would not have been achievable otherwise.
An external store is proposed along the retaining wall which provides storage for garden materials including waste and recycling.
Internally, the primary living spaces are grouped towards the west and their elevated position offers views out over House Two to the countryside and down the valley to the three bridges. The pitched roof creates an unexpected double height space over the master bedroom, while east facing windows bring morning light deep into the plan. There are two bedrooms on the lower level which benefit from private views and access to the garden. The proposed internal floor area is 158 m2 or 1,700 sq ft.
The garden is accessed from the lower ground level, parking area or via the middle track via a small set of steps. The garden is separated from the road by the existing brick wall and from House Two by careful planting. Accessibility
House Three is located on two separate levels, with the upper floor being the principal living level accommodating an accessible double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and utility and living / dining area. Given its location on a slope, there is currently a suite of steps from the parking area to the main entrance. This could be adapted to disabled access by the introduction of a shallow ramp running parallel with the building. In addition, a chair lift could also be fitted to provide access to the lower levels should this be required in future. Parking
There are two parking spaces located immediately outside House Three. These are accessed from the public road and are set back by approximately 7.5m to offer maximum safety and visibility splays.
As part of the demolition works which took place in June 2018, the existing domestic garage was removed in agreement with the owner who lives opposite at Chapel Farm farmhouse.
This has improved the visibility splay at this access point and provided two additional parking spaces for this property should they ever be needed. This property also has an existing driveway directly adjacent to the house. Security
House Three has windows on all elevations except the East in order to protect the house from the public road. It's central position within the cluster also ensures a high level of natural surveillance at any given time. Services
The property is connected to a shared private mains water supply. Drainage will be to a private communal septic tank. Mains Electricity is available at the site. Deed of conditions
Further details are available from the Selling Agents. Local authority
Fife Council Fife House North Street Glenrothes KY7 5LT
Telephone: Viewing Strictly by appointment only by contacting the Selling Agents, Ballantynes. Important notice
The plot is being sold in its present condition and no warranty will be given to any purchaser with regard to the works already carried out to the plot and the existence or condition of the services or any electrical, plumbing, drainage and other systems within, on and under the property. Any intending purchasers will be required to accept the position as it exists. No moveable items are included in the sale.
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