Land North of Cobnut Close, Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst, Cranbrook

Site Description

The site (outlined in red)  extends to approx 0.31 H/A (0.775 acre) is of irregular shape and slopes gently from West to East. The site is well screened by mature hedgerows and trees along Common Road and also the boundary with Sissinghurst Primary School currently unused and scrubland.


The site is conveniently situated in a semi-rural position on the north west edge of Sissinghust being only some 600 metres from the centre of the village which provides - local shops, public house and restaurant. Common Road links the A229 and A262 with Tunbridge Wells being approx.13 miles to the West and Maidstone, the County Town of Kent some 11 miles to the North. Cranbrook town centre with an array of shops, supermarket, public houses and church is approx. 1.5 miles.

Staplehurst is within 4 miles and has a mainline station with regular trains to London in just over 1 hour. Ashford International Station is 14 miles away and provides regular services to the Continent and a high speed railway service to St Pancras in just over half an hour.

Development Proposals

The proposal is for access of Cobnut Close.The scheme proposes a pair of 3 bedroom semi -detached houses, 3 x three bedroom detached houses, 3 x four bedroom detached houses, all with two parking spaces and a five bedroom detached house with a double integral garage along with two parking spaces.

The elevations are of a good design, in keeping with the surrounding area, with the internal accommodation of well proportioned rooms and a good size. Whilst most units are of a two story nature, the four bedroom detached houses have a room in the roof, which gives an attractive street scene. The area is particularly well known for the quality of schools, both in the private and state sectors. The site lies within the Cranbrook School catchment area and there is a primary school just to the south of the site.

Leisure activities in the area include walking and riding in the surrounding countryside; golf at a number of interesting courses in the area including the Nick Faldo designed Chart Hills at Biddenden; sailing at the Kent Coast and on Bewl Water.


Contact : Peter Randall