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The Toll House, Fullbridge Quay, Maldon, Essex CM9 4LE

01621 840330

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  • Development Opportunity with (COUPA) permission
  • Metal Barn overall dimensions 30.535m x 15.225m
  • Plans for Five Terraced Units
  • Planning for First Floor Living
  • Ground Floor Storage/Garaging & Service Rooms
  • Reference 22/00184/COUPA
  • Close to SSSI & Estuary
  • Rural Greenbelt & Waterside Location
  • Exciting Project for Unique Homes
  • Easements to be Provides for Access & Services

An Exciting Development opportunity to convert a Millennial Barn into Five residential freehold dwellings, nestled up a private lane with rural and coastal surrounds.

An Exciting Development opportunity to convert a Millennial Barn into Five residential freehold dwellings, nestled up a private lane with rural and coastal surrounds.

History & Background

An exciting development opportunity consisting of an existing Metal agricultural barn with Barn overall dimensions 30.535m x 15.225m and plans approved for Five terraced units within the confinement of the barn reference 22/00184/COUPA. The Barn lies close to the Blackwater Estuary and Sea Wall which is also a designated area of SSSI. The area is in Flood Zones 2 and 3 which is why Maldon District Council Planning have passed the project for first floor living and on the ground floor uses must be for storage, garaging, utility space. The advantage being that the double storey units are each self-contained with the garaging beneath and the first-floor accommodation will offer enviable views. The first-floor layouts will be of a contemporary design to provide open plan living with the kitchen and two double bedrooms with an en-suite and separate bathroom.

Adjustments to layout might be considered by the local authority, albeit fewer units (3 No units under 22/00130/COUP) were earlier refused in 2022. The refusal was based on the barn being within flood zone 2 and therefore no ground floor living accommodation was to be permitted. Should a buyer wish to resubmit to fewer units (than the five passed) considerations would require first floor living space with ground floor utility spaces and storage.

The total Plot size is shown on the drawings where all the gardens replicate the total floor area of the barn. Services

Each property will be required to have its own private drainage (Klargester type system). There is no water or electricity currently connected.

Setting & Location

The site is located off the B1026 along a private access lane virtually opposite Cobbs Farm. The development opportunity is currently owned by Gardeners Farm who will provide necessary easements and accesses for the site. Gardeners Farm is an active diverse premises with a farm shop, a certified caravan club site, a dog grooming business and other rural based activities.

The village of Goldhanger has its own web site who are a friendly and energetic community. The village lies on the north bank of the Blackwater Estuary, between Heybridge and Tollesbury. Goldhanger has a refurbished Village Hall, two pubs, a photogenic church, and some beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside and along the seawall.

The historic maritime and market town of Maldon lies approximately 3.5 miles to the east of the site and the City of Chelmsford is 13.5 miles and Colchester City lies approximately 14.5 miles to the North.

Agents Notes

  • The area will be cleared of any farm waste (muck heap etc) around the site.
  • The area:- Flood Zones 2 & 3.  Agricultural land surrounding Graded Very Good.
  • The new registered title/s will be taken from the existing title number EX819645
  • The Land is held by a Limited Company which is not VAT registered.

Planning History

22/00130/COUPA for 3 number units in metal barn – refused since the local authority did not want ground floor living space because of flood zone.

22/00184/COUPA for 5 number units in metal barn – passed as the drawings were adapted to provide first floor living and ground floor storage/amenity spaces.

Adjacent single storey timber barn –  possible future plans to redevelop (not included in the sale)

Viewing & Directions

Viewing strictly by appointment and meet at Gardeners Farm next door to access the site. The What Three Words Location for the site entrance is hails. balancing . provide

Please call the sole selling agents, Zoe Napier Group on 01621 840333 to arrange a viewing or to see the plans available.



EPC rating: Unknown. Council tax band: X, Tenure: Freehold,

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