Mope Lane, Wickham Bishops, Witham, Essex, CM8 3JP | Property for sale | Savills
2,798.62 sq ft(260 sq m)
Excess of £795,000(€906,468)

Mope LaneWickham Bishops, Witham, Essex, CM8 3JP

    Key features

    • Mope Lane: one of the most sought-after country lanes to live in Essex
    • Award-winning architects: sustainable features
    • Wickham Bishops: very desirable village and community
    • Opportunity to create a beautiful and ecologically rewarding large garden
    • Beautiful site of about 1.89 acres

    Building plot in a sought-after location with permission for an impressive sustainable country home.

    About this property

    • This beautiful plot extends to about 1.89 acres with a 75m frontage to Mope Lane. Planning permission was granted under Maldon District Council in 2021 (planning reference 21/00415/FUL) to develop a unique and beautifully situated family home, approached over a rural and softly landscaped track which threads through the plot for some 80m.

      This is indeed a rare opportunity to create a sustainable home designed by the award-winning architects Plater Claiborne and is one of the first truly sustainable permissions given by Maldon District Council in accordance with national and local planning policy in respect of biodiversity.

      The house is designed part-subterranean, based on an easily navigable split-level plan and in two blocks linked by a glazed entrance. The division between private living and home office working has been carefully considered. The living and working areas are accessed at ground level whilst the private bedroom sleeping accommodation is placed at lower level. There is an opportunity to change the internal configuration to include an indoor swimming pool and/or gym

      In all the property will extend to approximately 260 square metres, designed to have the highest possible green credentials, high quality super-structure, super-insulated and triple glazed in order to exceed current building regulation requirements.

      Living spaces are orientated to maximise both daylight and natural ventilation levels and most rooms offer more than one aspect. The house has been designed with renewable energy using solar source and ground/air source energy pump.

      The plot offers complete privacy and screening from the lane as the house is set back from the road.

      Planning permission includes the creation of an orchard, new hedgerows, wildlife pond, meadow, green roof, kitchen garden and nesting bank in order to enhance the biodiversity and bring back nature to the home and garden.
      Planning conditions are available from Maldon Council's website or from Savills by request.

      The sale includes a covenant, which means the purchaser is obliged to build according to the specified approved plans and landscaping, with requirement for rear border trees to be of a specific height and girth.

      All visits to the site must be accompanied by a Savills member of staff by prior appointment.

    For me, this is one of the most exciting building plots to come to the market - a chance for a buyer to create a sustainable home in one of the best addresses in Essex.

    Stephen WhiteProperty agent

    Local information

    • A12 (junction 22/Witham station): 3 miles, Chelmsford city and railway station: 10 miles, Colchester and rail services: 15 miles. All distances approximate.
    • Mope Lane, Wickham Bishops is a leafy road with a distinctly rural feel and noted for being one of the most expensive roads in Essex. Wickham Bishops has village amenities including a shop, public houses, a restaurant and a village school.
    • There is a wider selection of shops at Witham and Maldon with the main hub at Chelmsford city which provides for a cosmopolitan pedestrianised centre including the renowned Bond Street with high end shops and restaurants in a riverside location.
    • For the commuter there are mainline stations at Witham, Hatfield Peverel and Chelmsford with access points onto the A12 either side of Witham.

    Additional information

    • Directions: What3words location: draw.hips.wings From Chelmsford take the A12 towards Colchester bypassing Hatfield Peverel. Take the slip road to Witham on the B1389. At the roundabout turn right onto Maltings Lane, continuing to the T-junction with Maldon Road. Turn right, proceed under the A12 and at the traffic lights take the next turning left into Blue Mills Mill. Proceed over the river bridge at Blue Mills, taking the next turning on the right into Mope Lane. The building plot will be found after about three quarters of a mile on the left hand side opposite Thistle Hall.
    • EPC Exempt