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Good News :)

The Land Development chap has just popped in to say that our home/plot is good for 2 x 4 large bed Det and 2 x 3 large bed semi's and he has a few local interested, developers ...

I thought I would have to pay a sales % and he says no! the builder pays them a 1.5% and they get to sell the devleopment !

So thats quite a saving

I need something GREAT to be happy about !
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Re: Good News :)

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Re: Good News :)

Great news for you Chevvy, have similar developments taken place in your area?
I know around here we had a similar situation a few years ago but it would involved several neighbours teaming together and selling up (we all have very long plots) to make it worth while.
Three out of the four were for it and one wasn't, such is life.... minority rule

Edit: I'll add that we weren't the detractors, our next-door neighbours were.

The end result may not have been so nice for the remaining householders though, effectively a mini estate amongst peoples rear gardens.
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Re: Good News :)

Huw,

Many builders made offers over the years - but I was not wanting to move then

... we had "The Elan" Development in Kings Worthy about 15 yrs ago 8 long garden and wide plot bungelows sold to ??? Drew Smith maybe ??? and Elan Court was built - ultra modern - white sprayed walls ... tall walls outside and floor to ceiling living rooms ... - there were calls of bribes to get the planning through ... amongs thousands of 1950 daggy sausage long bungelows Elan stands OUT - like the proverbial ... thumb

See here red teardrop A is Elan Court - and above and left is the bungelaow now for sale

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en...ed=0CDIQ8gEwAA


... but worst of all is the old guy who refused millions as he would not move ... sadly last week his Probate are selling it BANG in the centre

But in the last 10 years "ribbon in fill" has gone through the roof about Winchester ... However lots of people dont like "living up an ally" in a back garden ... which is why I am LUCKY as my place is long but the longest side faces out to the road

New planning means that over 4 there has to be HALF private and half Starter homes of 3 bedrooms ... so 4 homes with big bedrooms and all bedrooms en suite ; huge living and at least 1 garage get the max money apparently around here
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Re: Good News :)

Good news Chevvy, interesting stuff
No doubt the houses will be generously proportioned but gardens will be minimal, seems to be that no one wants a sizeable garden these days.

You are definatley right that Elan development looks way out of place, more like a small industrial estate!!
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Huw, it does look like an Ind. Estate ... from street level as well as above MONSTROUS when you consider how much Planning want to approve, slates for the roof ; bricks and all materials so "the new development" fits in ... perhaps the Planning Dept were blind for Elan Court ?

Our garden is more than 1/3rd acre and less than half an acre so the actual gardens will not be too small ...

All people want these days is bit of grass to lay on and cut in 5 mins at most; paving or decking for sitting out on sunny days (with sun and rain brolly as todays families are sooo busy dropping chidlren off at parties; play dates; Tennis ; swimming; rugby; cricket lessons .. there is not time for jsut being at "home as a family" relaxing

ooh and big bedrooms because the children live in theirs on the X box; Weee; or Inet with their friends who bring theirs round too ... they sit on the bed or floor cushions each playing their own games ... but not with each other and no communicating YIKES the world is gone MAD :eek
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Great news Chevvy ! When the deals all done and dusted... are you inviting all the forum members out for a celebration meal ?

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John, now should it be a BBQ in "Summer" here ... or Tea in the new Cottage in a picturesque village, near the sea ?

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Re: Good News :)

Huw, it may be like these - uber modern "green" homes just built in the Village here ...

http://www.chartersestateagents.co.u...&WCE=002208313

or these - infact more likely that tradition as per these second design - given they buyers in mind ... but with the energy saving build of above in them

http://www.chartersestateagents.co.u...&WCE=002509784

This Style in our Village has NOT sold well ... darned UGLY and price dropped by 75k

http://www.chartersestateagents.co.u...&WCE=002496168


I want the highest values homes - as I get a % for the plots
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Must admit I'm not keen on the first or third purely from a style point of view but then I don't know the immediate surroundings.
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That's an easy one Chevvy.... Both

John
Ok ! YOUR invited to both +1
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Must admit I'm not keen on the first or third purely from a style point of view but then I don't know the immediate surroundings.
Huw, I concurr, on 3 its GROSS ! from the outside and I would not like the back garden ... did you see the two "stepped" flowerbeds ? or sun steps if you need to move further out of the house shade to tan ...

and I did not like 1 - However, I am coming around ... it has hot water reclaimed, for the underfloor heating downstairs and a gas boiler for upstairs or if the "recovered water" is not hot enough ...

Interesting that each home is just 20' wide ... ours is 60' wide ... but generally downsizing and getting rid of the "2 hours gardening a weekend" has it benefits as we are now 130 years combined

and a super insulated home is a big help to those phenominal bills (waiting to be poaid just this week in the mail rack ... on fixed Pension income ...

So all in all, maybe it shall be a modern, urba green home for us ... Nicks giving me a dreadful look in his eye ... yet to be convinced
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There's no getting around the fact - we just would not fit into any of them. However lower heating bills would be nice.
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Re: Good News :)

I didn't realise your plot was so spacious.....that was one wise purchase....best pension plan going.

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I didn't realise your plot was so spacious.....that was one wise purchase....best pension plan going.

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Yeah ! Keith when you think about it there is the garage and the Super Motor Home (in progress) beside it ; the drive down to the Stable/Tack room; then the long bung em low; and then the bottom (turn out paddock for horses). The reason for the "daggy fence" is INVESTMENT/PENSION PLAN
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