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Stock, Essex
A range of barns with planning permission for conversion near Billericay, Essex
Fixed price £999,950

A range of timber clad and rendered barns with planning permission for conversion to three residential units along with an adjoining courtyard with development potential. The property is set in a plot of approximately 0.45 ha (1.11 acres) and located near the Essex village of Stock

A range of timber-framed, timber-clad and rendered barns with planning permission for conversion to three residential units. Each unit will have generous garden accommodation. The property extends in total to approximately 0.45 Ha (1.11 acres) with shared access directly to Stock Road.

Within the adjoining courtyard is a brick-built workshop and stable block with potential for residential conversion, subject to planning permission. A further concrete framed agricultural building may offer scope for further residential conversion (although this will require alteration to the existing planning consent).

The property is accessed directly from the highway over a shared drive into a courtyard that will provide parking and circulation. To the rear of the main barn, views will be enjoyed over open farmland.


Stock is a sought after village with several shops, Post Office and pubs as well as Crondon Park Golf Course and the popular Greenwoods Hotel and Spa.

The properties lie approximately 7km from the centre of Chelmsford, 5km from the centre of Brentwood, as the crow flies. Google indicates Billericay and Ingatestone Railway stations are approximately 11 minutes and Sandon Park and Ridge 8 minutes buy car. Junction 16 of the B1007/A12 is approximately 1 mile by road.

The Buildings

The buildings consist as follows:


Approx 179 sq m (1,926 sq ft). Planning permission to convert to one residential unit providing:

• Entrance via main full height midstray
• Open plan kitchen / dining room
• Utility
• Lounge / diner
• Study
• Bathroom and bedroom to the ground floor
• Two en suite bedrooms to the first floor


Approx 147 sq m (1,588 sq ft). Planning permission to convert to two residential units each providing:

• Kitchen / dining room
• Lounge
• Two bedrooms
• Bathroom


Approx 161 sq m (1,735 sq ft). Currently used for storage with potential for further residential conversion, subject to planning.


Approx 351 sq m (3,788 sq ft). Currently used as a covered cattle yard. This building is required to be removed as a condition of planning permission.


Approx 63 sq m (685 sq ft). To provide parking and storage.


Approx 510 sq m (5,498 sq ft). A concrete framed livestock building currently due to be removed as a condition of the planning permission. It is however considered that this building may hold scope for further potential residential conversion, subject to planning.


The planning permission includes permission to erect an open fronted cart lodge to provide covered parking.

Town Planning

The local planning authority is Chelmsford City Council. Planning permission was granted for the conversion of the buildings 17/011520/FUL. A pack of planning documents is available from the selling agent, however, prospective purchasers must make themselves aware of the planning conditions and opportunities.


The property is being marketed based on the current planning consent. It is considered that there is potential to enhance the existing planning permission to achieve further residential development, subject to planning. In the event that further residential development is achieved anytime within the next 20 years, the Purchaser will be obliged to pay the Vendors £35,000 per unit (in addition to the three for which planning permission currently exists). Such sum to be increased in line with consumer price index.


Prospective purchasers must make their own enquiries in regard the availability and suitability of services. The Purchaser shall ensure that existing services to the adjoining farmhouse are separated and maintained where necessary.

Wayleaves, Easements And Rights Of Way

The property is sold subject to any easements, quasi-easements, wayleaves or rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Your attention is drawn to the following:

The Vendors shall grant a right of access for all purposes at all times over the entrance splay to the courtyard. The Vendor and Purchaser must share future maintenance costs.
The Vendors shall reserve a right of access at least 4m width, over the property, for all purposes at all times, to facilitate access to the retained land lying to the north east (indicatively cross hatched brown on the sale plan).

Methods Of Sale

The property is being offered for sale by private treaty.


The property is being offered for sale Freehold.

Fixtures And Fittings

Unless otherwise described all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale.