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Willetts Farm, Muddles Green
Guide price £1,750,000

A superb opportunity to acquire a development site with full planning consent to deliver nine new homes in this highly desirable rural village setting.

The property presently forms part of a larger farm holding and comprises a farmyard buildings complex with a combination of modern and traditional buildings with mixed agricultural/commercial use. It benefits from two separate planning consents to provide nine new homes in total; one consent to demolish the existing modern farm barns and replace with a new development of seven homes, the other, retention and partial conversion of an older courtyard barn complex to create two new homes. 



Town & Country Planning 

Full planning consent for the Willetts Farm development was granted by Wealden District Council on 7th January 2021 reference WD/2019/2409/F and  full planning consent for the Courtyard barns conversion development was granted on 29th April 2021 reference WD/2021/0241/F 



Planning consents are subject to conditions as set out on the Decision Notices. Neither plot is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) liability.

All planning documentation is available online on the Wealden District Council website or upon request from Samuel & Son.



Willetts Barn & Old Dairy Barn

Planning consent has been established reference WD/2021/0241/F to partially convert an existing courtyard of traditional farm buildings into two new single storey four-bedroom semi-detached homes with garaging and gardens.  The traditional buildings are currently in commercial use predominately comprising 7x B1c workshops and 1x B8 storage and distribution unit.



Willetts Farm Development

Full planning consent has been granted for the demolition of existing agricultural and commercial buildings within the farmyard and their replacement with 7 no. new build dwellings, together with associated infrastructure and landscaping.   The existing farm buildings are predominantly steel framed with block walls and timber cladding with corrugated roofing.



The development presents a range of dwelling styles including three detached three bedroom units, two semi-detached three bedroom units and two single level/easy access one bedroom bungalows.  The total GIA proposed is 626.87sq m.

The proposed dwellings are designed to a high standard in a local Sussex vernacular constructed in local brick with part hung tile elevations or sweet chestnut cladding under a pitched clay tile roof.  The two storey units (no.s 1-5) provide good size modern family living space with each of these homes having an internal floor area of 101sq m and accommodation comprising an open plan kitchen/dining area, sitting room and cloakroom on the ground floor and on the first floor, three bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom.  



Outside, the proposed scheme makes provision for all new dwellings to have very good size gardens, each with its own private parking area.  The proposed scheme retains the existing farm access off The Street which would then extend into a new proposed access road to service the seven new homes.

Whilst not forming part of the planning application site itself, an area of land to the north of the site incorporating a pond will be included as part of the sale.  This area will be subject to a restrictive covenant precluding the erection of any structures or development thereon and an obligation to uphold and enhance its natural characteristic for ecological mitigation purposes. 



Services

The site presently benefits from an independent mains power and water supply. It is considered that there is adequate capacity for mains drainage connection subject to all necessary consents.  Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries of service providers in respect to any new connections that may be required as part of the proposed development. A pole mounted transformer adjoins Willetts Barn from which an overground high voltage cable runs in a northerly direction and over the Vendor's retained land.  Should the purchaser wish to explore burying the cable (subject to all necessary consents), the Vendor is willing to help facilitate any works in respect of the cables that pass over the Vendor's retained land. 



Vacant possession of the traditional complex will be granted on completion with the use of the modern farm buildings in the eastern part of the site to be held over by the vendor until no later than 31st December 2022.



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The wider village of Chiddingly has a rich history dating back to the Doomsday Book and is today a thriving community, with two pubs, a Grade I listed parish church, a village hall and cricket club as well as hosting an annual music and beer festival.  Further facilities can be accessed in the surrounding towns of Hailsham 5 miles, Heathfield 6.5 miles and Uckfield 8.5 miles including supermarkets, a selection of shops and leisure facilities.  The historic county town of Lewes is 10 miles away with a vast array of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, regular farmers markets. And is home to the renowned Harveys Brewery, acclaimed independent Depot cinema and the famous Pells Pool lido.  The coastal towns of Eastbourne and Brighton are 13 and 18 miles respectively.



The site is excellently connected to these and other surrounding towns, via the A22 (being only 1 mile to the South), which in turn links to the coast and the M25 orbital motorway, Gatwick and Heathrow airport, as well as having excellent proximity to both the A26, A265, A267, A272 and A27 main trunk roads and links to the wider motorway network. Mainline rail services to London are available from Uckfield (London Bridge), Lewes (London Victoria), and Berwick 5.7 miles away (London Victoria).



The area offers a diverse choice of leisure and recreational opportunities.  Walking, cycling and riding can be enjoyed across the South Downs, sailing and water sports on the coast. There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene across Sussex with world-class opera at Glyndebourne and the annual Brighton Festival.

There is an excellent choice of schooling in the area catering for both state and private sectors.   Secondary schooling is available at Ringmer, Heathfield and Lewes.  Private schools include  Lewes Old Grammar, Bedes at Upper Dicker, St Andrew's Preparatory, Bedes Preparatory, Moira House and Eastbourne College at Eastbourne and Brighton College.
 

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