We have located a good plot (0.5 acre) on which there is a small 2-bed bungalow, situated very close to one boundary. We are very interested in bidding for it at auction next month but I need a view on what we could realistically build.
The key questions I’m looking to get an answer to are:
1 – what governs how big the replacement property can be? Is it a case of we’d only be able to make the footprint 25 or 30% larger, or generally can we make it as large as we like, within reason?
2 – the site itself used to form part of a farm and the bungalow was originally a small barn/store – the bungalow is very close to a boundary, with the original farm house and its outbuildings right by it. What I’d like to be able to do is move the new property about 0 feet further away. How likely would we be to get permission to build a replacement property away from the current footprint?
3 – Given that it was originally part of the farm, would there likely be any restriction on what we could do with the land? I think they’ve had horses on there in the past but I don’t think it was ever defined as being a paddock. By the same token I don’t think it was ever defined as garden either. It’s all pretty overgrown and run-down now
Many thanks in advance