Looking to Renovation or Extend Your Cheam Home

A characterful village with a pretty high street, Cheam stands right on the southern edge of London and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the borough of Sutton. And Sutton Council is keen to keep it that way, with a conservation area and strict planning guidelines for new builds.

Cheam’s 11th-century Lumley Chapel is the oldest building in the entire borough; other notable landmarks include the Victorian Gothic revival church of St Dunstan and Whitehall, a Grade II*-listed timber-framed cottage built in around 1500, which is now a museum.

Cheam also has a range of independent shops, a library, a leisure centre with a pool and gym, and two large parks: Cheam Park, with tennis courts, football pitches and a playground, and Nonsuch Park, the former grounds of a palace built by Henry VIII.

Cheam station is in London Travelcard zone 5 and has six peak-time trains an hour into central London: four to Victoria and two to London Bridge, all taking between 30 and 40 minutes.

Architects in Cheam

South London architects Bluelime Home Design have been working on new builds, home redesigns and home extensions across south London and Kent since 2006. We now have offices in Croydon, Dartford, Bromley, Erith and Bexley, and have built up strong relationships with the council planning departments in all these areas and an in-depth understanding of their individual requirements. We also work closely with a network of trusted, accredited builders across these areas – meaning we can take care of your whole project for you, designing your home and overseeing the construction.

House prices in Cheam

In May 2019, the average price for property in Cheam was £715,131: £1,026,142 for a detached house, £628,725 for a semi-detached house, £484,863 for a terraced house and £331,828 for a flat.  Prices rose 0.97 per cent in the previous three months.

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Planning applications in Cheam

Sutton Council is the planning authority for Cheam, to whom you need to apply for permission to extend, alter or build a home. The charges 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 (nowadays some conversions don’t need planning permission).

The council can offer advice on your application before you submit it. The fees are:

Extensions: £124 for email advice; £287 for a site meeting followed by an email

New homes: £900 for a 90-minute meeting at the council offices, followed by an email

Specific advice on issues like tree preservation, land contamination, sustainability and flood risk is available for £62.40 an hour. If you are altering your home because of mobility problems, pre-application advice is free.

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Contact us our Croydon Architects today

Our Cheam team are based at our Croydon office at Interchange House, First Floor, 81-85 Station Road. If you'd like to discuss 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 Croydon on 01322 518483.


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