A strategic greenbelt land opportunity, comprising various sized plots of Freehold land, situated in the highly desirable village of West Kingsdown, a rural location on the outskirts of Sevenoaks which enjoys easy access to the M20 and the Dartford Tunnel.
The A20 junction at West Kingsdown provides access to the M20/M25, with links to London, the Suburbs, Dartford River Crossing, Bluewater Shopping Centre, South Coast, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.
Easy to access useful land, ideal for where you have no access to a garden or allotment, perhaps to keep some animals or grow your own produce or just purchasing land for future generations to enjoy etc. Whilst previously used as grazing land for animals, the parcels may also offer an opportunity for other potential uses, subject to any change of use or planning permission. We are unable to confirm the provision of any services directly to the land itself, however it is worthwhile mentioning that the land is located directly opposite existing dwellings where there could be easily accessible services and media, subject to all necessary consents.
Purchasers are advised to rely upon their own enquiries. These details do provide a computer-generated impression of how the future may look; subject to all necessary planning consents required.
Please note :- There is currently no planning permission in place to build. All buyers are expected to have viewed the land and are advised to check with local authorities for their planned use of the land prior to purchase. Read this - land off st. Clere hill road, sevenoaks
Planning Appraisal The site is comprised of a generous parcel of land in a scenic countryside location within the affluent commuter borough of Sevenoaks. It lies close to a number of other residential dwellings and just outside of the village of West Kingsdown. Although within Green Belt and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, planning permission was recently granted on a nearby site just off neighbouring School Lane for 6x new detached dwellings, under Council planning reference 17/00410/ful. The site shares many similarities with this approved development including proximity to the nearby village and other adjacent residential dwellings, and strong sense of enclosure within the landscape, afforded by the surrounding tree belts. These serve to very effectively screen the site from most views to the north, east and south and so any development on the site is unlikely to be seen from wider vantage points. Like the nearby approved development, the site benefits from excellent road access onto the M20 motorway with London and the larger towns of Kent within easy reach. Given the proximity of the other nearby residential dwellings and the village of West Kingsdown, and in light of the landmark Court of Appeal judgement in Braintree District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Ors  the site should not be considered “isolated” under paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework (nppf), which is a further important benefit. So, although the site falls within Green Belt land, subject to the necessary planning consents as demonstrated by application 17/00410/ful, development can still be achieved in areas subject to this designation. Furthermore, the site does not lie within an area at risk of flooding and this is an additional benefit. Article 4 Direction The land at St Clere Hill Road is currently subject to an article 4 direction, restricting among other things the erection of fences and gates, buildings or new access roads and the temporary use of land. However, currently the article 4 direction is a temporary restriction in place at present only until the 14th November 2020. Additionally, it is very important to note that the article 4 direction in itself does not preclude planning permission from being granted for any of these works, it just means that an application to the Council is required. As with Green Belt policy, the article 4 direction can be overruled by a subsequent grant of planning permission. Conclusions In summary, subject to the necessary consents the land has many positives for new development, including a recently consented scheme nearby, the excellent screening from adjacent woodland and the proximity of existing houses and the village. Good transport links further increase the sustainability of the location. Note: This statement is provided for information purposes only and vendors must make their own enquires as to the planning value of the land.
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