We have just found a plot of land not too far from us that's been disused for the last 15-20 years.
The land is approx 15m x 30m in size and used to be a car park for the large house infront but currently it's overgrown, unused and neglected. The large house infront has been sold seperately many years back and the land is now walled off from the main house. There is confirmed vehicular access to the land via a small track from a side road.
We have spoken to the owner, who now lives permenantly outside the UK and has no need for the land and he's up for selling. We have agreed a price in principle and he's aware of no reason why planning permission for a small home might not be granted. We have also spoken to a local architect and he can see no reason why planning should be an issue.
Before we go ahead with this though has anyone ever done this before? Is there any way to suss out the planning people at the local council prior to purchase as to whether planning might be possible?
Has anyone on here done this before? The last thing we want is to buy a piece of land to find out that we can't get planning.