A spectacular 45 acre site with extant planning consent for a substantial new country house.
UPON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE RECEIVERS
King's Beeches comprises a vacant site which extends to circa 45 acres of land, located between Ascot and Sunningdale in Berkshire.
We understand that there was originally a large Arts and Crafts mansion house on the site with outbuildings including a coach house and lodge. The estate was formerly in the ownership of the King of Thailand who occupied the property as his UK base until approximately the mid-1970s. The estate subsequently fell into disrepair and was demolished circa 20 25 years ago.
Subsequently planning was sought and granted for a substantial replacement country house. A summary is set out below.
King's Beeches has an extant implemented planning consent to create a new build mansion with extensive ancillary accommodation. The land is gently sloping and benefits from good views from the upper plateau where the consented house would be located.
King's Beeches lies within the Green Belt and The Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (the SPA). Furthermore it is designated as a Local Wildlife Site (LWS). The site has been the subject of a number of applications over the last thirty years; however, the most significant of these are as follows:
94/01295/OUT Demolition of existing and erection of a detached residence with majlis and associated service buildings, servants apartments, stables and horse training area plus new gates and guard houses at Bagshot Road and Devenish Road entrances.
95/01415/REM Demolition of existing & erection of detached residence with majlis & associated service buildings, servants apartments, stables/horse training area, new gates & guard houses at Bagshot Road and Devenish Road entrances.
15/02964/CPD Certificate of lawfulness to determine whether the works undertaken amount to commencement of permission 94/01295/OUT for the erection of the new dwelling and other buildings as approved under 95/01415/REM can continue following the demolition of original dwelling.
The planning documents are available on the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead public portal. Follow the link below to view the documents on line.
The breakdown of the consented buildings (internal areas) is as follows:
Villa 3,352 sq m / 36,080.63 sq ft
Majlis 989 sq m / 10,645.5 sq ft
Guard House 400 sq m / 4,305.56 sq ft
Servant Quarters 300 sq m / 3,229.17 sq ft
Stables 320 sq m / 3,444.45 sq ft
Main Kitchen 256 sq m / 2,755.56 sq ft
Toilet at Tennis Court 64 sq m / 688.89 sq ft
Total - 5,582 sq m / 60, 084 sq ft
Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves on planning matters directly with Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES
It should be noted that there are a number of invasive plant species present at the site including extensive areas of Japanese Knotweed and bamboo.
On the Gov.UK website it states the following:
You must prevent Japanese knotweed on your land spreading into the wild.
Soil or plant material contaminated with non-native and invasive plants like Japanese knotweed can cause ecological damage and may be classified as controlled waste.
You do not have to remove Japanese knotweed from your land, but you could be prosecuted or given a community protection notice for causing a nuisance if you allow it to spread onto anyone else's property.'
Japanese Knotweed is classed as controlled waste' under Part II of the Environmental Protection Act and therefore requires disposal at licensed landfill sites.
A spectacular 45 acre site offering the opportunity to create Ascot's next landmark estate.Paul FinneganProperty agent