Southern Grove acquires Maidstone library for affordable homes development

Southern Grove has obtained planning permission for a luxurious £10m green belt home in Greater London’s western fringe near Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

The five-bedroom detached property, named Skyfall, has been designed by WaM Architecture and is set to have a smaller visual impact on its countryside setting than the house it will replace.

Thanks to intelligent use of an expansive lower ground floor, the new home is able to sit lower than the current property and conceals much of the 12,775 sq ft of internal space — this is a 166% increase on the 4,800 sq ft of internal floor space provided within the existing house.

Aided by planning agent Rob Clarke, it took Southern Grove five months to take the project from the drawing board to planning approval, which was granted last week by Chiltern & South Bucks District Council