Land rear of Barkers Cottages, East Farleigh

East Farleigh, Kent

Site Description

The site covers an area of approx.1,300 sq. m is regular in shape and generally flat. For many years the area was used for agricultural purposes but since the 1950s has been used for commercial storage. There is a large building (approx.18.5m x 6.3m external) in the north west corner built of brick and rendered, with southern slope of roof slated and northern slope with corrugated asbestos sheeting. The site is bounded by high conifer hedging to the North and East, with the southern boundary enclosed by an attractive limestone wall.


The site is accessed off a quiet country lane known as New Cut  which is accessed off Dean Street, and is within a part of East Farleigh containing a group of dwellings including detached houses, terraced cottages, converted oast and single storey dwellings.  Lying partly within the Dean Street Conservation Area, the site is in a pleasant rural position but well connected to Maidstone Town Centre (approx.2.5 miles) by local bus services and only some 10 minutes drive by car.  The nearest main supermarkets are in Farleigh Hill(approx.1.2 miles) providing a Tesco and Lidl.  There is a local primary school within walking distance with East Farleigh railway stationapprox. 5 minutes car drive.


Detailed planning consent was granted by Maidstone Borough Council under ref nos 15/504242/FULL dated  26th October 2015 for the erection  of a detached bungalow.  This consent was enhanced by a further (minor material application) under ref nos. 18/504312/FULL dated 22nd October 2018 for the current consent of a detached 2 bedroom bungalow with various conditions.  An application under ref nos 19/500571/sub was granted on the 3rd September 2019 for the discharge of conditions 2/3/4/5/6/7/9 & 10 For further information go to our website or visit the Maidstone Borough Council planning website.

Proposed Dwelling

An attractive detached bungalow of brick with random limestone insets under a slate roof and comprising:-

Entrance hall, cloakroom, living room, kitchen/diner, bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom, bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room.

Outside - Garaging, large building for domestic storage.  Enclosed gardens to the front & rear

Work currently undertaken

The current owner in October 2018 constructed all structural ground works including:-

1) Foundations and blockwork to DPC together with block & beam slab.

2) All foul drainage including main connection to the highway.

3) Storm water drainage installed including soakaway chamber.

4) Water & electricity main installed by utilitiy companies with builders supply electric box on site.

5) Quantity of Faced Ragstone for the build.


1) All building works have been inspected and approved as work progressed

2) The owner will grant a license for all plans surveys & reports to the preferred bidder.








Contact : Peter Randall