Land on the corner of Sandrock Road & Cleveland

Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

For Sale by Way of Informal Tender - Closing Date of Friday 12th July 2024.

The site is on the fringe of the popular St James area located towards the north west of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The site is on the corner of Sandrock Road and Cleveland and extends to c. 0.09 hectares (c. 0.22 acres) in size. It is level and generally regular in shape although part extends behind the rear gardens of property fronting Cleveland.

The site appears to offer residential development potential, subject to all necessary consents being obtained and Pre-application advice was sought from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council  in March 2015. As part of this ‘Pre-App’ plans were submitted showing a pair of large semi-detached 4 bedroom town houses over the ground and three upper floors. The proposal was flat roofed with a roof terrace, balconies and had a contemporary elevation design. The properties followed the existing building line on Cleveland and each property had 1 no. parking space to the front and a good sized private garden to the rear.

The ‘Pre-App’ was fairly positive with no objections to the principle of residential development and contemporary approach. However, there  were a couple of concerns raised that will need careful consideration in any future planning application including retaining the boundary vegetation in order to respect the protected view/vista down Sandrock Road from Pembury Road; potentially reducing scheme to one unit to provide a better rear garden; seeking Highways advice about the parking and proximity of the access to the corner of Cleveland/Sandrock Road; and reducing the size/scale of the proposal to respect the Conservation Area setting.

It is recognised that the Principal Planning Officer’s view given in March 2015 may be out of date now given the length of time that has passed since this ‘Pre-App’.

Unconditional offers are preferred but the vendor will consider conditional offers, subject only to planning permission.

Contact : Graeme Dowd