2 Broadacre & 76 Bradfield Avenue, Teynham, nr Sittingbourne
2 Broadacre is a large detached bungalow on an acre plot in the heart of the village of Teynham to the east of Sittingbourne. The garden had no road frontage and in order to develop the site it required an agreement with the owner of 76 Bradfield Avenue, a semi-detached bungalow.
In 2008 the owners entered into Option Agreements with a local developer who subsequently submitted a planning application for 11 no. houses with access from Bradfield Avenue following the demolition of no. 76. This application was refused and the decision upheld at the subsequent Appeal in November 2008 on the grounds that the proposed scheme would adversely affect the character and appearance of the locality. After this decision the incumbent developer walked away.
In 2011 the vendor contacted RPC Land and New Homes in order to get a professional opinion of the likelihood of the site coming forward for development. Having reviewed all the planning documentation it was clear that a number of the objections could be overcome with a lower density scheme and a redesign of the access road. The vendors instructed RPC to offer the site to a number of locally active developers.
Senacre School, Maidstone
We were instructed by Kent County Council to work as part of the development team who were putting together a planning application to redevelop Senacre School in Maidstone. The school was merging with Oldborough Manor to become an academy on the Oldborough Manor site resulting in the Senacre site being surplus.
Hills Motors, 43 – 45 Wainscott Road, Wainscott
Planning for his retirement the owner instructed a local architect to design a small residential scheme on the site. RPC worked closely with the architect to ensure that the proposed scheme would be of interest to the market and maximising the potential land value.
Kent Music School, Hastings Road, Maidstone
We were instructed by Kent Music School, a registered charity, to act for them in disposing of their property which was located in a residential area of Maidstone. Kent Music School were looking to relocate into a more modern property suitable for their current and future purposes and the proceeds from a sale of their land would help facilitate this.
Former Greyhound, Well Road, Maidstone
This was a Shepherd Neame pub that was due for closure due to lack of trade. We were instructed to evaluate the site’s potential as a development site and on behalf of our client engaged the services of an architect to sketch some schemes.
Maximising the value of a small builders yard
Following the successful sale of part of our clients land, which was subsequently developed, our clients who had retained a small builders yard, discussed with us how best to maximise the value.
Disposal, negotiated purchase, planning consent, advice and ongoing residential property marketing
169 Robin Hood Land was an older style bungalow in the centre of a large plot that contained a number of mature trees and planting. The site was allocated for housing development in the Tonbridge & Malling Local Plan.
Outline planning consent for the demolition of a garage and the construction of 2 no. 2-bedroom terraced houses.
The vendor, Nicholas James Property Management Ltd, successfully obtained an outline planning consent for the demolition of a garage and the construction of 2 no. 2 bedroom terraced houses on this small infill site in the Luton area of Chatham. RPC Land & New Homes provided advice throughout the planning process and was instructed to dispose of the site following consent.
New Life for Old Pub Site
The site extends to just under 1 acre and is located in a pleasant residential area with good frontage.
We were instructed by Shepherd Neame to consider the prospects for redeveloping the Brickmaker’s Arms at St Mary’s Platt as the business was no longer proving viable.
Triangular piece of land in Tonbridge
We were approached by the owners of a small triangular piece of land they had recently bought at auction and which formed a wedge between the existing residential properties and the railway line at Tonbridge station.