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  • Lovells Wood Lillingstone Lovell, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5AZ

  • Lovells Wood Lillingstone Lovell, Buckinghamshire MK18 5AZ

    Contemporary, eco-friendly design set in native oak woodland

    • Contemporary design granted under Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework

    • Highest standards of architecture

    • Approximately 9,000 sq ft of contemporary living over three floors

    • Eco-friendly construction and living

    • Five bedrooms with en suites

    • Grand hall, snug, study

    • Close to Silverstone Circuit

    • Set in 53 acres of native English oak woodland

    Approximate Distances

    • Towcester 5 miles

    • Silverstone Circuit 5 miles

    • Buckingham 7 miles

    • Milton Keynes 13 miles

    • Northampton 15 miles

    • Banbury 20 miles

    • Oxford 30 miles

    • Birmingham 60 miles

    • London Euston 35 minutes from Milton Keynes

    • Luton, Birmingham, Heathrow and East Midlands Airports within 1 hour

  • The Concept of Paragraph 55

    In March 2012 the Government set out in Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework a policy to allow the development of exceptional dwellings in open countryside.

    Paragraph 55 states ‘to promote the sustainable development in rural areas, housing should be located where it will enhance and maintain the vitality of rural communities’.

    Planning policy generally seeks to resist one off dwellings in open countryside except where there is a need for a rural worker, the use of an existing building or enabling development to secure heritage assets, however, under Paragraph 55 the construction of a dwelling of exceptional outstanding quality or innovative nature which helps raise the standard of design in its rural area can be permitted.

    Design Philosophy

    The design of the dwelling at Lovells Wood follows organic architecture principles. The building is designed to integrate seamlessly into its surroundings drawing its form and inspiration from the character of the site and to reflect the harmony found in nature.

    The roof has been inspired by the form of an oak leaf and tree canopy with its curved lobes and wing clad with oak wood shingles which will create a highly textured surface similar to oak tree bark.

    The façade is designed to reflect the sharp lines of processed wood at a saw mill relating to the surrounding commercial aspect of the woodland.

    Taking further inspiration from wood, the interior layout of the house is inspired by growth rings and knots in tree bark.

    The design of the building offers the opportunity to incorporate green technologies such as ground source heating, rainwater collection systems and thermal storage as well as drawing the building materials from the surrounding estate and wider local area.

    The dwelling approved at Lovells Wood truly meets the four key design tests of a dwelling set out in Paragraph 55.

    1. The dwelling is truly outstanding and innovative.

    2. The design of the building reflects the highest standards in architecture.

    3. The building and landscape design will significantly enhance its immediate setting.

    4. The design of the building is sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

    CGI of External Appearance

  • Approximate Position of Site

  • Accommodation

    The main entrance leads onto a grand hall and main lounge area views onto which are maintained from the upper floors.

    At the centre of the home is a fireplace located in the snug, coupled with the kitchen these are considered to be the core of the settlement with curved partitions reflecting the rings of a tree and the initial ‘L’ shaped construction imitating the shape of a tree branch.

    The first floor comprises three bedrooms all with en suite facilities with views provided over the main hall from the study and a further snug centred by a fireplace.

    On the second floor you are placed in the canopy of the trees.

    The master bedroom and bedroom four both have en suite facilities and views out onto the woodland from a height.

    There is a further snug with fireplace, again with views over the grand hall.

    The accommodation of the house extends to just over 9,000 sq ft (865 sq m).

    Outside is a three car garage measuring 1,000 sq ft (100 sq m) which is raised and blended into the ground with wooden cladding. The gardens encompass the form of a tree’s growth rings with shallow bodies of water and shade tolerant wild flowers and grasses which cover the woodland floor.

    The driveway extends out from the house and is lined with native trees and wild flowers.

    The site has a total area of 53 acres, this presents a rare opportunity to purchase a site in open countryside with permission to construct a completely individual and exceptional dwelling near to Silverstone circuit.

    Floor Sq M

    Ground 400

    First 140

    Second 220

    Basement 105

    Total 865

  • Elevations and Cross section

  • Floor plans

  • General Information

    Planning Planning permission was granted on 20th February 2017 under application reference 16/03742/APP by Aylesbury Vale District Council for construction of a single dwelling at Lovells Wood, Towcester Road, Lillingstone Lovell, Buckinghamshire.

    Tenure The property is freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.

    Services There are no existing services to the property. Drainage would be to a private system on site and water and electricity are believed to be accessible nearby.

    Heating will be provided to the dwelling by a ground source heat pump. Other green technologies such as rain water collection are incorporated in the design.

    Council Tax Banding The dwelling is not constructed and therefore not registered for Council Tax, it is envisaged it will come under Council Tax Band H.

    Postcode The postcode for the site is MK18 5AZ.

    Directions From Towcester head south on the A5 Northampton Road towards Milton Keynes taking a right turn towards Whittlebury and joining the A413 heading south on the A413, Lovells Wood is on your left from the south between Whittlebury and Lillingstone Lovell.

    The land is shown for identification purposes edged red on the plan.

    Viewing Viewing is strictly by prior appointment through the sole agents Howkins & Harrison LLP, email [email protected], telephone 01788 564686.

    Animation Please use the link below to view the animation of how the property will look when completed.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gscs09os3tbrgj3/1900res.mp4?dl=0

  • Rights of Way There are no rights of way crossing the land. The property has access to the public highway.

    Boundary Ownership Boundary ownership where known is shown by an inward marked ‘T’.

    Local Authority Aylesbury Vale District Council Tel. 01296 585858 www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

    Buckinghamshire County Council Tel. 01296 395000 www.buckscc.gov.uk

    Anglian Water Tel. 0345 7919155 www.anglianwater.co.uk

    Western Power Distribution Tel. 0800 0963080 www.westernpower.co.uk

    Vendor Solicitor Arnold Thomson 205 Watling Street West Towcester Northants NN12 6BX

    Tel. 01327 350266 Email. [email protected]

    Architect Sadler Browne Architects, 11-12 Riverside Studios, Amethyst Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE4 7YL, telephone 0191 265 7080, email Luca. [email protected] or [email protected]

    Lovells Wood

    Silverstone

    Proximity to Silverstone Circuit

  • CGI of Possible Internal Appearance

  • Important Notice 1. These particulars have been prepared in all good faith to give a fair overall view of the property. If any points are particularly relevant to your interest in the property please ask for further information. 2. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in a good structural condition or otherwise, nor that any services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order. Purchasers should satisfy themselves on such matters prior to purchase. 3. The photograph/s depict only certain parts of the property. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings/furniture etc. photographed are included in the sale. It should not be assumed that the property remains as displayed in the photograph/s. No assumptions should be made with regard to parts of the property that have not been photographed. Please ask for further information if required. 4. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a GUIDE ONLY and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries or those which can be performed by their appointed advisers. Ref: JJRP/June 2017

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