Change of Use of Two Agricultural Barns to Five Dwellinghouses Range of Agricultural Farm Buildings set in an open countryside location Total Plot Size Approximately 0.16 hectares (0.38 acres)
LOCATION The barns situated at Brook Farm are located on the southern section of Little Staughton, a picturesque village located to the north of Bedford offering many amenities such as a local shop, Baptist Chapel, Parish Church and 'The Crown' Public House. The site is screened from Colmworth Road by hedging and trees with the access to the site at the northern point of the property. The barns are well situated within easy reach of Bedford (10 miles) and St Neots (8 miles) with both offering an extensive range of facilities as well as a fast mainline rail service to London, with journey times from 37 minutes. The A1 and A14 also lie within close proximity to the development site.
DESCRIPTION The barns at Brook Farm form part of a small farmstead, accessed off Colmworth Road. The farmstead benefits from extensive views across the open countryside to the north, south and west with a small farmstead situated to the east. The barns consist of either brick, blockwork or timber exterior walls with metal sheet roofing. Each property benefits from ample potential garden areas to the front and rear as well as designated parking at the front of each property.
PLANNING The barns have the benefit of Prior Approval (Ref 19/00035/CPNQ) for the change of use of the agricultural buildings to form five dwellinghouses, which was granted on 4th March 2019. The proposal is to convert one barn on the site to 3 large dwellinghouses (i.e. over 100 sqm each but not more than 465sqm in total) and one barn on the site to 2 smaller dwellinghouses measuring 93.5 sqm each. As part of the development of the site there will also be the demolition of parts of the barns and replacement or repair to sections of the properties. Copies of the submitted plans and planning consent can be obtained from the Selling Agents and further information regarding planning can be obtained from Bedford Borough Council via their website.
EASEMENT WAYLEAVES AND RIGHT OF WAY The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any easements, wayleaves or rights of way across the property whether mentioned in these particulars or not. There is a right of way benefitting an adjoining landowner marked in purple on hatching the attached plan. The right of way measuring 2.4m wide is for horticultural, agricultural, smallholding and equestrian use only.