Looking to Renovation or Extend Your Wilmington Home

Most famous for being the childhood home of Mick Jagger, Wilmington is a village on the outskirts of Dartford with all the traditional trimmings: a shop, several pubs and a church dating back to Saxon times. Its two grammar schools, along with two more in Dartford, make it an attractive proposition for families with secondary school age children, as does its proximity to both London and the Kent countryside.

Musician Jools Holland is a patron of Wilmington's annual model railway exhibition, which raises money for children's charities. On the outskirts of the village is Stanhill Farm, popular for its farm shop, pick-your-own fruit and vegetables and maize maze.

For commuters, Dartford, Crayford and Bexley stations are all within three miles of the village, each offering between nine and 11 peak-time services into the capital, mostly to Charing Cross and Cannon Street.

Architects in Wilmington

Bluelime Home Design have been designing and developing homes in Dartford district since we started our business here in 2006. Since then we've expanded across north Kent and south London, with offices in Bexley, Bromley, Erith and Croydon. We've earned a reputation for being imaginative, innovative, dependable and dedicated, and have formed strong relationships with reliable building firms in the area – so if you'd like us to, we can oversee all the work on your home from start to finish.

House prices in Wilmington

In February 2019, the average price for property in Wilmington was £475,994, including £369,873 for a semi-detached house, £300,677 for a terraced house and £296,604 for a flat. Prices fell 1.26 per cent in the previous three months.

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Planning applications in Wilmington

If you want to build, extend or alter a home, you will have to apply to Dartford Borough Council for planning permission. The fees for this are set by the government:

£206 for an extension

£462 for a new home, or a conversion of another type of building into a home (though nowadays some types of conversion don’t require planning permission).

You can get advice from the council on your application before you submit it. The council charges for this as follows:

For extensions and alterations: £216 per hour for a meeting at the Civic Centre and a written follow-up, or £102 for a letter only.

For new homes: £618 per hour for a meeting at the Civic Centre and a written follow-up, and £312 per hour for any subsequent meetings; £312 for a letter only, plus £126 for any subsequent letters.

Advice on listed buildings, or work on trees in conservation areas or covered by tree preservation orders, is free.

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If you'd like to talk about how we can help you create your dream home, whether you are looking for architectural help with a new build project, a kitchen redesign or a loft extension, call our team of architects in Dartford on 01322 518483.


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