Building Plot For Sale

Plot Off Lower Street, 2, Lower Street, Doveridge, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

An exceptional opportunity to construct a highly energy efficient contemporary house with rural views on the edge of the village of Doveridge.

  • Full planning permission granted under para 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework
  • Derbyshire Dales planning application number 15/00809/FUL and APP/P1045/W/16/3158359
  • Generous accommodation extending to approximately 2,317 sq. ft (gross internal area)
  • An extensive plot size extending to approximately 1.98 acres
  • Including a formal garden with driveway, parking and garage building, plus paddock land
  • Sitting within a very attractive position with south facing views
  • Easy access to major conurbations

The plot is located on the southern edge of the popular village of Doveridge which has an active community with a village club, The Cavendish Arms pub, and St Cuthbert's Church. There is also a post office/village stores and a primary school. The village is recorded as being in existence in Saxon times, but may have earlier origins, and retains a great range of historical properties many of which are listed.

The village is very well placed for accessing the major road networks in the area including the A50, which links the M1 and the M6, and A38. Uttoxeter railway station is about 3 miles away, and
East Midlands Airport about 27 miles away.
Schooling in the wider area includes Denstone College, Abbotsholme School, Derby High School and Derby Grammar School.

The property comprises a plot of land measuring about 1.98 acres in total sitting within a very attractive position and the new house
will benefit from open rural views to the south. Access is over Batch Lane leading off Lower Street. The development proposed is a new low energy dwelling and associated outbuilding with
landscape proposals sympathetic to the area, submitted under paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Full planning permission was granted on appeal under planning reference 15/00809/FUL with Derbyshire Dales District Council, and appeal reference APP/P1045/W/16/3158359.
Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework In exceptional circumstances this policy (now replaced by paragraph 79) permitted the development of individual homes in positions where houses of typical design would not be permitted. In summary, for a dwelling to be of exceptional quality or innovative in its nature of design, it is required to pass the following tests:

1. To help to raise the standards of design more generally in rural areas
2. To be of the highest standards in architecture
3. To significantly enhance the immediate setting
4. To be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

The design
The design of the proposed house needed to take full advantage of location, topography, and of geology in order to meet the tests.
The design took a "layered, seasonally responsive approach" with the characteristics of various spaces able to be varied according to use and season. The appeal decision highlighted aspects of the design including constructional mass as a means of stabilising temperatures, the construction materials, the orientation of the building (to enable effective solar heating and solar shading), the means of excluding solar gain while maintaining relatively large areas of glazing, high levels of insulation, controlled ventilation, low carbon technologies for the heating of space and water, and a water management system. Taken together, these aspects were considered to enable
the proposal to be described as truly outstanding.
Other external design features include 'green' north and west walls to allow the growth of creeping vegetation, and a roof which
will also promote the growth of a covering of select plants.

The accommodation
The approved internal design (120033(PL)04) offers four principal areas of accommodation which can be utilised as one open-plan space or divided independently using fully retractable pocket
doors. These areas comprise formal and informal reception space, and a living/dining kitchen space, all benefitting from southerly views. The master suite includes a bedroom with southerly views, an en suite shower room, and dressing area. There are three further proposed bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, and a further shower room. A utility room and circulation areas complete the accommodation. A terrace runs across the south
elevation of the house allowing a greater link between the accommodation and grounds, with a combination of steps and a bridge leading down to the garden.

The grounds
The grounds include a formal garden with driveway and parking area, and a garage building offering two parking bays and a storage bay. The garden will include an existing pond with an island. To the south of the house is a field included within the sale to provide great control of the property's immediate outlook. A copy of the consent and plans are available from Derbyshire Dales District Council, or from Fisher German LLP.

The property offered for sale is a site with the benefit of the granted planning permission for the development of a dwelling with the design and conditions as set out under that appeal
decision notice dated 20th January 2017. Commencement of development must occur within 3 years of that date. The purchaser is responsible for the development works and costs of development.

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