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Build-it-yourself? Six hidden London plots for sale with planning permission

Build-it-yourself? Six hidden London plots for sale with planning permission

[ad_1] Who will see the potential in these neglected plots? ES Just as you’re more likely to buy a midcentury sideboard from an Instagram dealer than an auction house, most of us tend to leave neglected scraps of land to the developers. In reality there is little reason why Londoners shouldn’t invest in a promising site, provided that planning permission for suitable digs has already been granted. Architecture awards are awash with infill homes carved from forgotten parking spaces and derelict lock ups. One enterprising pair spent £340,000 on a dilapidated Hackney garage, replacing it with an airy Douglas fir-clad home that happily housed two couples. While issues like access mean that urban plots come with their own challenges — and higher price tags — specialist lenders are on hand for mortgage requirements. We’ve selected six of the best London sites with planning consent, considering transport connections, neighbourhood credentials and the promise of the proposed build. 1. Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 An empty yard in Dalston with permission for a two-bed Savills Just 150 metres …