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THE PROPERTY

* JACKSON-STOPS LAND AND NEW HOMES * A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A SELF BUILD PLOT WITH STUNNING VIEWS OVER THE CHILTERNS AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY. Detailed planning permission exists for a zero carbon home on a 650 square metre plot in the village of Lilley in Hertfordshire. THE HOUSE Cedar Barn is an "upside down" house with the living space on the ground floor and the bedrooms on a lower floor. This is to maximise the views from the living areas. The lower floor is earth sheltered on two sides, providing natural insulation to the bedrooms and contains a sunken terrace which three of the bedrooms overlook. THE PLOT The Plot is currently the side garden of Orchard Barn, which was built three years ago to a similar design to Cedar Barn and the Plot is mainly flat with a gentle slope through the wildflower meadow to the rear boundary. The following information can be supplied: Planning Drawings Design and Access Statement Decision Notice - 20/01905/FP There is no public access to the Plot so all viewings are by appointment only. The Plot is approximately rectangular with an area of 650 square metres The Plot is approximately 46.5 x 14 metres The Plot is mainly flat from the front of the site to about 5 metres beyond the rear wall of Cedar Barn, it then gently slopes through the wildflower meadow to the rear boundary The Plot is also substantially level across the site, with a steep slope on the southern boundary down to the level next door The wildflower meadow is a planning condition designed to improve the ecology of the site. The ground conditions are a mixture of Sand, Chalk and some Clay. SERVICES Mains services are available (except Gas). Full Fibre Broadband has recently been installed in Hexton Road. Cedar Barn has been designed to be very energy efficient and will achieve an Energy Performance Certificate rating of "A" (i.e. "Very energy efficient"). The energy design includes: High levels of insulation in walls, floor and roof Energy efficient triple glazing Solar Panels to generate electricity Air source heat pump to provide hot water Mechanical heat and ventilation system to recycle heat High level of air-tightness Flexible and adaptable design Cedar Barn has been designed to meet all 16 of the design criteria for "Lifetime Homes". This ensures Cedar Barn is flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the occupants. Examples of the design elements included: Two Accessible Parking spaces Level access from the parking spaces to the main entrance. Internal doorways and halls have been designed to exceed the minimum criteria Entrance level WC and shower Windows are designed to allow people to see out whilst seated LOCAL ENVIRONMENT Cedar Barn will sit comfortably in the village and enhance the local environment through the design, choice of materials and the landscaping of the site. The design and the choice of materials has followed the Chilterns Buildings Design Guide 2010 The landscaping plan includes: 50m2 of new native copse at the front Keep the existing mature trees at the front Keep the existing native hedge at the rear Keep the wildflower meadow at the rear LOCATION Lilley is 5 miles from Hitchin in North Hertfordshire Junction 11A of the M1 is 8 miles away There are 3 mainline train stations within 5 miles Primary School - Offley Endowed Primary School is 2.9 miles away Secondary Schools - The Priory School (6.9 miles) - Hitchin Boys' (6.2 miles) - Hitchin Girls' (6.2 miles) Agents Note: One of the vendors of this property is an employee of Jackson-Stops, Woburn