Plot with the benefit of planning consent for Dwell scheme hits the market!

Posted By Jon Sewell-Rutter

Jan 18th, 2019

Plot with the benefit of planning consent for Dwell scheme hits the market!

Overhead view of dwelling and outbuildings



If you’ve ever fancied a contemporary countryside home nestled in ancient woodland, with glimpses through the trees to a neighbouring natural lake, then you are in luck!  Dwell recently secured planning consent for this five-bedroom detached house set in grounds of some 2.3 acres, with opportunities for further development.

The site, located on the northern edge of Burgess Hill, benefits both from a Sussex countryside setting and easy access to urban facilities including the mainline London-Brighton railway line from nearby Wivelsfield station.

The house with accommodation over two storeys occupies an elevated position in the centre of the plot, and is a bespoke design prepared by Dwell specifically to take advantage of the unique site.  Set beneath a contemporary ‘standing-seam’ zinc roof are two storeys of accommodation, offering the ever popular large open-plan kitchen, dining and family room, a separate formal lounge, cloakroom, utilty and accessible en-suite bedroom at ground floor level.  Upstairs the master bedroom suite with glazed gable end offers those private treetop views.  A further en-suite bedroom features a private aspect down the length of the plot.  This is supplemented by the remaining two double bedrooms which share the family bathroom, which offers both a bath and separate shower.  A modest but functional study, ideal for home-working if you can take your eyes off the view, completes the mix.

The material palette draws inspiration from the woodland location.  Natural tones of local face brickwork form the ground floor storey with vertical slatted timber cladding above, emulating the repetitive and irregular nature of the ancient woodland’s lofty tree trunks.  The roof and its contemporary dormers are finished in pre-patinated zinc cladding with a regular standing-steam pin-stripe profile that continues the natural theme of warm colours but adds purposeful and considered visual control.

Consent exists for both enclosed and open garaging, offering convenient and secure storage for several vehicles.  A handful of garden buildings, including greenhouse and garden store which would amply support any well-appointed kitchen garden, and leisure pavilions also benefit from planning consent.

The plot is marketed with the benefit of consent, and Dwell is poised to help deliver the house to your own specification, coordinating and overseeing the whole construction process as a turn-key operation.  This unique opportunity is accessible to everyone – even those who hadn’t ever considered building their own home!

View the estate agent’s listing here and call us for more information on 01444 831800.