Seabreezes Building Plot

Plot · For Sale
Guide Price £44,500

Seabreezes BUILDING PLOT For Sale

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Building Plot Guide: £44,500

 The main photograph at the top of this page is a unique sea view from our elevated building plot. Our site comes FULLY SERVICED, including new main road, mains electricity, fresh water mains, landline telephone line, sewerage connection etc.


This building plot is at the END of the row and as such the SEA VIEW from this particular aspect will be unobstructed

Location: Seabreezes, Munro Place, Bettyhill, Sutherland, KW14 7TD.


Here Are The Plans For The ORIGINAL Proposed 4 Bed Luxury Detached Newbuild For This Site

Please Note Gable End Windows To The Maximise Sea View

Seabreezes Plan Elevation

This Is The Architect Designed House For This Site


Plan Drawing Copyright (c) 2015 Knight & McDonald Architects

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Seabreezes Plan Drawing

Copyright (c) 2015 Knight & McDonald Architects




Subject to variation of planning permission a much more modest house can be built. For example here are some details of the type of “bought-in” and “turn-key” ready to occupy house styles available if you don’t fancy self-building:-

This picture below is copyright (c) Roy Homes Ltd (2015). All Rights reserved.

Colonsay Roy Homes

Two Bed Detached “Colonsay” Style Newbuild House Design

For further specification please click this weblink …

Click Here For Further “Turnkey” House Build Details


Building Site Description: Our Building Plot sits in an elevated position with commanding views as pictured at the top of this webpage, looking over green fields, river, sandy beach and blue sea. We are advised by a professional chartered surveyor that the site size is approximately .27 of an acre (0.11 Hectare). This detail is given in good faith with the caveat that prospective buyers should satisfy themselves to the accuracy of measurements. This  plan drawing may also be of help.

Please Click Here – This aerial picture illustrates the sand dune and sea views that our elevated Building Plot has.

The writer of this website actually caught sunstroke in 1999 here at Bettyhill such is the little known secret that the north of the UK is often like the South of France in Summer. The off-season months are often fabulously beautiful as well. The area is famed forsurfing at nearby Thurso, and world class diving is just across the water from our Building plot at Scapa Flow on Orkney – access via Pentland Ferries and/or Northlink Ferries. Our Building Plot also has very good road links to cities such as Inverness, and regular air flights as detailed on our Travel & Connectivity webpage. With regard to this Building Plot for sale, there is current, enduring Outline Planning Permission for the construction of a luxury detached 4 bedroom dwelling.

There was, until September 2013 Full Detailed Planning Permission. Whilst the Outline Planning Permission is still valid, the Full Detailed Planning Permission has since lapsed. Given that a new owner will likely have their own newbuild design ideas, we are selling our Building Plot with Outline Planning Permission. The new owner can either opt for the reactivating this Full Planning Permission as previously granted per the architect drawings above, or submit their own preferred design for the Full Planning Permission and Building Warrant stage of the build. In the meantime we are able to show the plan drawings of this unique luxury house to be situated on an elevated part of this beautifully located Building Plot.

The title is Feuhold which is the best quality of land title possible in Scotland, and equivalent to Freehold title elsewhere in the UK.

It is also important to note that a buyer is NOT obliged to build the particular design for which FULL PLANNING PERMISSION was previously granted and as illustrated above.


Local builder, Roy Homes have created over 1,000 houses in the area. Their portfolio of designs suit most tastes and family sizes ….

Roy Homes – Full Range Of 1.5 Storey Homes – Click Here

This drawing is Copyright (c) Roy Homes Ltd (2015). All Rights reserved.

Bute House Ground Floor Roy Homes Ltd

Kit House Example: Ground Floor.

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This drawing is Copyright (c) Roy Homes Ltd (2015). All Rights reserved. 

Bute House First Floor Roy Homes Ltd

Kit House Example: First Floor.

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PLEASE NOTE: The current and Outline Planning Permission for our Building Plot is “ENDURING” – that the Outline Planning Permission CANNOT be extinguished. The Local Authority have confirmed that as the statutorily defined “meaningful start” was commenced within the 5 year timeline period stated on this development’s PLANNING PERMISSION and well within the permission date of 19th March 2008, then the OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION is what the Local Authority Planning Department define as “ENDURING”.

It is, however, a material specification that when FULL PLANNING PERMISSION and the BUILDING WARRANT element of the process are progressed, the build shall be in the required vernacular for the area, and at a 1.5 storey style of design. This class is illustrated well in the above links and illustrations. It is possible to vary from the general design brief and 1.5 storey guideline, but this will require discussion with the Local Planning Authority as appropriate.


Our Building Plot is being sold as serviced. The BT telephone landline, water and electricity have been run to the plot boundary. The junction boxes are positioned about half way across the front of the plot. Sewage infrastructure is also run across the wholedevelopment and DSC chamber is located within the plot.

Any questions, please feel free to ask …


Architect Drawings

Please Note: The following drawings are for a 4 bedroom detached luxury dwelling to be built on our site. The Full Planning Permission was PASSED. However, it is currently LAPSED. Outline Planning Approval still exists for the construction of of a detached dwelling. Prospective purchasers are able to have their own design created and bespoke to their needs.

To find our website again, please just Google ”Seabreezes Building Plot For Sale”. In addition to the previously PASSED Full and Detailed Planning Permission architectural drawings shown on first page of this website, we can also illustrate the interior plan layout for the original planned building…


Seabreezes Ground Floor

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Copyright (c) 2015 Knight & McDonald Architects



Seabreezes Plan Drawing FF

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Copyright (c) 2015 Knight & McDonald Architects

Title Deed Plan

Below is a copy of the Site Plan As Draw Up By The Architects & Original Site Onwerwhich now has enduring Outline Planning Permission for a newbuild detached 4 bedroom house at our property: Seabreezes, Munro Place, Bettyhill, Thurso, Sutherland, KW14 7TD. 

Seabreezes Site Measurements In Good Faith

Developer’s Measurement Plan – Given In Good Faith

Please Note: To AVOID CONFUSION with the numbered houses and similarly numbered plots, all in Munro Place, a precaution of naming this plot “Seabreezes” has been made. This should ensure that there is NO accidental confusion between our building plot and any houses nearby with the same address numbers as the newbuild plot numbers.

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This plan is what forms the official Title Deed as now registered at the Scottish Land Registry. Further detail and access to the complete Scottish Land Registry Title Deed from our solicitors. The title is Feuhold [Scottish Freehold equivalent] and is the best quality of title ownership available in Scotland.

If/when you visit the building site please follow the newly constructed access road from Munro Place. This is the road area coloured yellow on the plans of the Local Authority and are those that the original site developer, Mr Jappy purchased and which forms the direct connection from the existing Local Authority “adopted” road, namely Munro Place. This now connects directly to our new site road right up to our FULLY SERVICED Building Plot at Seabreezes. At the time of writing the overall site developer, Mr Jappy had reached sufficient progress with electricity, water, drainage, pavement, street-lighting on the site as to be released from the Local Authority Bond, following from which will shortly be the “adoption” of our site development spur by the Roads Department, and normalisation of use by homeowners, visitors etc., to our Building Plot. Mr Jappy is holding off laying the final tarmacaddam until ALL of the underground services have been completely installed. This is in order to save new and fresh tarmac being dug up again shortly after being finished. The intention being to avoid needless potholes and road surface scarring to the finished development.

Planning Permission

Here is a copy of the keenly IMPORTANT document which gives formal consent for OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION to build a detached house on the Building Plot: Seabreezes, Munro Place, Bettyhill, By Thurso, Sutherland, KW14 7TD …

Bettyhill Planning Consent - Mr Jappy Address Redacted

Highland Council Planning Permission – OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION

Live & Enduring Planning Consent

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The original OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION was formally granted on 19th March 2008. For the sake of good form it is important to note key aspects relating to Planning Permissions.

In this case there is wording that the “development to which it relates must be begun not later than the expiration of five years beginning with the date of this permission”.

For the sake of good form, we have now had direct confirmation from the Highland Council Planning Authority Case Officer, Mr Bob Robertson that as a “Material Operation” had begun on the main site well WITHIN the five year period, then in terms of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, the OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION had begun and therefore was now enduring. For the avoidance of doubt, as this project had commenced and been progressed to a sufficient degree – major roadbuilding, pavement construction, street lighting and site full service connection etc – the OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION we have on site and including our Building Plot is now “live in perpetuity”.

That means the Planning Permission to build a detached house on our site is permanent and now just awaits the submission of the new owner’s DETAILED plans for that house in order to move to the next stage of this process and obtain a FULL PLANNING PERMISSION and requisite BUILDING WARRANTS to proceed with the actual newbuild.

For the actual statutory legislation on the “Meaningful Start” element which secures an enduring OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION, please be guided to:

Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997

“Meaningful Start” – For Definitive Statute – Click Here

It is also worth reminding possible buyers of our Building Plot that there was previously a FULL PLANNING PERMISSION for this site…

These lapsed around September 2013 and are NO LONGER live on a FUll basis [though OUTLINE Planning Permission is still alive]. But an application to reinstate this detailed and FULL PLANNING PERMISSION can be made if a new buyer wishes to reinstate this design. The original architects – Knight & McDonald – have been very kind and helpful. They are more than happy to resubmit the drawings and FULL PLANNING PERMISSION paperwork for a new owner to the Highland Council if the new owner would like the house as originally designed for the plot to be the actual newbuild for this site.

Though of course, a new owner may wish to have their own dedicated house design submitted for the FULL and DETAILED part of this process.


Highland Council Planning List Notes …

Ref Number: 07/00429/FULSU Application Type Full Application

Validation Date: 25/10/2007 Grid Reference 270514 961777

Approval Date: 19/03/2008.

Description of Works Formation of 7 No. serviced building plots with associated access road.

Location of Works: Land West of Munro Place, Bettyhill, Thurso, Sutherland, KW14 7TD.

Plus provision of land within the adjacent site for affordable housing units.

Applicant Name: Mr I Jappy

Applicant Address: The Steading, Bettyhill, Thurso, KW14 7SP

Case Officer: Bob Robertson – Tel: 01862 812044.

Case Officer Email: bob.robertson [at]

Please replace [at] with the symbol @ when retyping Mr Robertson’s email. This helps stop internet email spammers hoovering up email addresses and spamming the recipient. Thankyou.

Council Local Plan

For completeness and to assist with due diligence, we show links to the official Highland Council – Sutherland Local Plan As Adopted 2010 …

Highland Council – Adopted Local Plan 2010

This can be seen on the ADOPTED Highland Council Local Plan Map 

Highland Council Local Plan Bettyhill MAIN MAP RSZ

Highland Council Local Plan Delineating Newbuild Homes On Our Site

Our Building Plot at Seabreezes appear within the curtilege of the Highland Council plan drawing marked “H1″ specifically for the development on greenfield land to the west of Munro Place of newbuild detached houses. The detailed plan specifies what is know as a 1.5 storey house style to fit in with the local vernacular. Examples of this 1.5 storey style appear courtesy of a local housebuilder – Roy Homes Ltd. This housebuilder has experience of over 1,000 newbuild homes and is well regarded in the area.

An EXAMPLE of a 1.5 Storey House can be seen here …

This drawing is Copyright (c) Roy Homes Ltd (2015). All Rights reserved.

Bute Design - Roy Homes Ltd

 “Bute” 1.5 Storey Design Custom Kit Home.

Roy Homes – “Bute” Style of House: Specification – Click Here


This drawing is Copyright (c) Roy Homes Ltd (2015). All Rights reserved.

Bute House Ground Floor Roy Homes Ltd

 ”Bute” 1.5 Storey Design Custom Kit Home.

This drawing is Copyright (c) Roy Homes Ltd (2015). All Rights reserved. 

Bute House First Floor Roy Homes Ltd

“Bute” 1.5 Storey Design Custom Kit Home.

This drawing is Copyright (c) Roy Homes Ltd (2015). All Rights reserved.

Bute Roy Homes Ground Floor Plan

“Bute” Plan Drawing – Ground Floor.

This drawing is Copyright (c) Roy Homes Ltd (2015). All Rights reserved.

Bute First Floor Plan Roy Homes Ltd

“Bute” Plan Drawing – First Floor.

…. and also on the housebuilder’s 1.5 storey kit-house menu of designs …

Roy Homes – 1.5 Storey House Range Of Styles

Hopefully the above examples and weblinks give an idea of what is meant in the Local Plan design brief of a 1.5 Storey House, and also the style and vernacular that is being sought.

We would strongly recommend prospective purchasers for our Building Plot contact the appropriate architect or design and build company for guidance and advice. For your own specific and dedicated requirements to be drawn up into a design that is suitable for submission at the detailed FULL PLANNING PERMISSION part of the newbuild process …

Knight & McDonald Architects, 14 Beinn Ratha Court, Reay, Thurso, KW14 7RH.

Or …

If you would like to go the Kit House Custom Build with an established style of design off-the-peg ..

Roy Homes Ltd., 8 Lotland Street, Inverness, IV1 1PA.

Telephone : 01463 713838.

Roy Homes Contact Page – Please Click Here


 Highland Council – Sutherland Local Plan As Adopted 2010

Close-Up Of The Planning Department & Council Local Plan …

Highland Council Local Plan Bettyhill Larger Scale Map RSZ

Highland Council Local Plan Approving Newbuild Homes On Our Site


Highland Council Local Plan Legends and Key Symbols RSZ

Highland Council Local Plan – Designated Plan Colours & Keys

Highland Council Local Plan Bettyhill Narrative RSZHighland Council Local Plan – Planning Narrative


Any questions, please feel free to email us and we shall do our best to answer …

Seabreezes Building Plot For Sale – Contact Page


Access Road

The main site developer, Mr Ian Jappy has secured the requisite “Access Strip” of roadway from the Highland Council leading off of Munro Place, Bettyhill, and onto the site for which the Highland Council have granted Outline Planning Permission for the Development to proceed.

Seabreezes Access Road

Title Plan Excerpt Illistrating Access Road Link To Main Housebuilding Site

The specific piece of roadway linking the public road at Munro Place to the soon to be adopted site developer roadway is marked on the Title Plan shown above coloured in yellow.

The works being undertaken at the access road can be seen in the following photograph taken in 2009 …

 Access Road Works Under Way 2009

Access Road Link To Main Housebuilding Site – 2009

[WITHIN The “Meaningful Start” Planning Permission Period]

This illustrates the major roadway construction, which had to be to the required standard under Highland Council supervision, and in preparation for formal adoption by the Local Authority. Further photographs show the roadway nearing completion, just awaiting for final tarmacadam surfacing.

 Access Road Works Nearing Completion 2013Under Way 2009

 Access Roadway Nearing Completion Westward View – 2013

  Access Road Works Nearing Completion 2013Under Way 2013 East View

 Access Roadway Nearing Completion Eastward View – 2014


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