Key Features

  • • Building Plot with Outline Planning Permission for a Detached 3/4 Bedroom Family Home
  • • For Sale by Contractual Tender (Tenders close noon on Thursday 13th December)
  • • Maidstone Town Centre 5.4 miles
  • • Staplehurst Mainline Railway Station 5.2 miles
  • • M20 Junction 8 3.1 miles

An individual building plot in a favoured location, with Outline Planning Permission for a single dwelling with indicative plans showing a detached 3/4 Bedroom family home (approx. 1870ft²/174m²)
For Sale by Contractual Tender. Tenders close noon on Thursday 13th December 2018

DESCRIPTION: An individual building plot in a relatively private location behind the built line of development adjoining agricultural land on its western boundary.  The plot area extends in all to some  0.50 acres/0.20 hectares (including freehold shared driveway) and Planning Consent was granted on Appeal for the construction of a Detached Single Dwelling and the illustrative plan attached to the Planning Application proposes a dwelling of approx. 1870ft²/174m2 which should be suitable for a 3/4 bedroom dwelling.

Warmlake Farm was purchased in 1931 by the vendor’s grandfather, with this plot being the final part of that original farm complex remaining in family ownership. Macey & Sons were successful top fruit growers who farmed 250 acres of traditional Kent apple orchards at Chart Sutton. This plot was planted with plum trees around the time of WW2 and a couple still remain. For many years sheep and geese grazed the grass below.

The land to the north of the plot, which is in separate ownership, has also been approved for residential development and further information is available to download from Maidstone Borough Council’s website. This adjoining land is located the other side of a tall and long-established Leylandii hedge and fence, which sits within the boundary of this plot.

SITUATION: This secluded plot is located in a small hamlet of houses to the north of Sutton Valence in the Weald of Kent. Sutton Valence is a historic and picturesque village with a range of amenities including a popular primary school. It also has the renowned Sutton Valence co-educational Independent School, catering for both boarding and day pupils. The County Town of Maidstone is just 5 miles away, offering a full range of social, recreational and educational amenities. Junction 8 of the M20 is just over 4 miles away. The closest mainline railway station is at Headcorn just over 4 miles away.

DIRECTIONS: The plot is located at postcode ME17 3LP at the rear of Redic House on Warmlake Road, approx. 200m from the crossroads off the main A274 Maidstone Road.

ACCESS:  Access to the plot is over a driveway shared with 2 adjacent dwellings.

PLANNING:  Planning Permission granted by the Planning Inspectorate by virtue of an Appeal Decision dated 1st December 2016 (Reference APP/U2235/W/16/3153903) appealing an earlier Planning Refusal by Maidstone Borough Council (Reference 16/500489/OUT).  The  Appeal was allowed and Planning Permission was granted for a Detached Single Dwelling in accordance with the terms of the earlier Application.  The Approval was granted for a period of 3 years from the 1st December 2016 and is subject to other conditions. Copies of the approved planning are available to download from our website or can be sent on request.

NOTE:  The sale contract/transfer will include an overage clause in the event of any further development on the site within 20 years of completion.

TENDER PROCEDURE:  A full legal pack including Tender Forms is available to be sent by email to prospective purchasers on request.
All Tenders must be submitted no later than noon on the 13th December to Lambert & Foster’s Paddock Wood office - please see the legal pack for detailed instructions.  Each Tender must be accompanied by a Banker’s Draft or Building Society cheque payable to Lambert & Foster Ltd for 10% of the offer price.

LOCAL AUTHORITY:  Maidstone Borough Council, Mid Kent Planning Support, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ. Telephone 01622 602736  Email:

SERVICES:  Purchasers will need to make their own enquiries as to the suitability of local connections.

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the agent’s Paddock Wood office on 01892 832325.

PARTICULARS, PLANS AND SCHEDULES: The particulars and acreages stated therein, together with the plans are believed but not guaranteed to be correct.  They are given by the Agents to assist viewers but are specifically excluded from any contract and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the information contained therein.

Anti Money Laundering Compliance (AML):  The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information of the Payer) Regulations 2017 came into force on 26 June 2017.  This now requires us to conduct due diligence on property purchasers. Once their offer has been accepted, the prospective purchaser(s) will need to provide, as a minimum, proof of identity and residence and proof of funds for the purchase, before the transaction can proceed.  Further information can be obtained via the following link:



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Lambert & Foster themselves and the vendors and/or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice that:

  • The particulars are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute part of an offer or contract.
  • All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for the use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or presentations of fact but satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. If there are any points which are of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the information, particularly if you are travelling some distance to view the property.
  • In accordance with the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991, we must advise that we have not tested any of the main services, various electrical or gas applicances and fixtures which may be referred to in these sales particulars. Any prospective purchasers are strongly advised to satisfy themselves that such are in working order.
  • No person in the employment of the Agents has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property.