Land Adjacent to The Grove Residential Home

Maidstone, Kent

For Sale by way of informal tender. The closing date for offers is Friday 31st May 2019.

Located on Bower Mount Road, one of west Maidstone’s premier urban roads, the site is around a mile from Maidstone town centre which offers a wide range of shops, services, restaurants, bars and other leisure activities. The site is close to a number of excellent Primary, Secondary and Grammar schools as well as Shernold School, a private Kindergarten and Prep School just north of the site on Queen’s Avenue. The site is well located for commuting with Junction 5 of the M20 motorway around 2 miles to the north west. Maidstone East station is around a mile to the east and offers frequent services to various London stations with a journey time of around an hour.

The site extends c. 0.17 ha (c. 0.42 acres) in size. It is irregular in shape and falls from front to back with several undulations and changes in level. It was formerly part of the leisure area of The Grove Residential Care Home. The frontage onto Bower Mount Road extends to c. 30m and is dominated by an attractive Kentish Ragstone wall. This will need to be broken through in order to create the access to the site. There are a number of mature trees at the site with the majority at the rear to the northern boundary.

Planning permission was secured at an Appeal under reference APP/U2235/W/18/3212900 with a Decision dated 6th February 2019. The Inspector issued the positive Decision with just 11 no. conditions, none of which are considered unusual or onerous for development of this type in this location. The proposed scheme comprises 3 no. detached houses served by a new private drive from Bower Mount Road. Plot 1010 is located to the front of the site and the proposed layout shows a large 5 bed house with 2 en-suite bathrooms and an integral double garage. Plot 1020 is to the rear of the site and comprises another large 5 bed house with an en-suite bathroom to each bedroom and an integral double garage. Plot 1030 is to the rear of the site in the corner and comprised a large 4 bed house again with an en-suite bathroom to each bedroom and an integral double garage. Externally, each property has private parking for two cars and the site plan shows two visitor spaces. Each property also benefits from a good sized private garden to the rear.


Contact : Graeme Dowd