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Buying a new build next to a crematorium + Redrow development

jonnydeppiwish!
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edited 4 December 2023 at 6:55PM in House buying, renting & selling
Hi everyone, as per the post, we’re looking at buying a new build about 150m from a crematorium.

Would you worry about it? I prefer to bring next to an industrial site due to noise and evening/weekend work. Prevailing wind is SW if that helps.

Also the plot we are looking at reserving is next to the part-buy, part-rent affordable housing. Would that bother anyone?

Site plan is here https://prod-www-redrow-co-uk.azureedge.net/-/media/redrow-2020/divisions/southern-counties/developments/harbour-views/brochure-items/harbour-views-site-plan-aug-23.pdf

Looking at Plots 60 predominantly, but also 51 and 53.

Grateful for any other feedback regarding Redrow, new builds and general reserving new build experiences and things to look out for!

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  • chanz4
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    im glad to be away after having one for 10 years, the ground fees even if freehold has to be paid.  Having shared ownership tbh we didnt find the neighbours bad infact all really good friends.
    Don't put your trust into an Experian score - it is not a number any bank will ever use & it is generally a waste of money to purchase it. They are also selling you insurance you dont need.
  • sheramber
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    Anti social neoghbours come in all walks of life and in all kinds of housing.
  • chanz4 said:
    im glad to be away after having one for 10 years, the ground fees even if freehold has to be paid.  Having shared ownership tbh we didnt find the neighbours bad infact all really good friends.
    sheramber said:
    Anti social neoghbours come in all walks of life and in all kinds of housing.
    Thanks very much for your input - gratefully appreciated. Didn’t think it would be an issue.
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  • Postik
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    Never really thought about it - is there any smell/pollution or are the fumes filtered?  If the latter then it probably wouldn't bother me.  Lots of houses are near railway lines / power lines / sub stations / cemeteries / petrol stations / factories / schools / parks / takeaways / dual carriageways / motorways (delete as appropriate).  Plenty of people live in these houses without issue.

    Living near the affordable housing is a controversial one.  I know some people take issue with spending half a million quid on a house only to be next door to an affordable rented house, others say it's snobbery.  Bear in mind in theory you could live next to door to a million pound mansion and the owners can still be complete *** heads.

  • Postik said:
    Never really thought about it - is there any smell/pollution or are the fumes filtered?  If the latter then it probably wouldn't bother me.  Lots of houses are near railway lines / power lines / sub stations / cemeteries / petrol stations / factories / schools / parks / takeaways / dual carriageways / motorways (delete as appropriate).  Plenty of people live in these houses without issue.

    Living near the affordable housing is a controversial one.  I know some people take issue with spending half a million quid on a house only to be next door to an affordable rented house, others say it's snobbery.  Bear in mind in theory you could live next to door to a million pound mansion and the owners can still be complete *** heads.

    Absolutely agree - no smoke or anything that I’ve actually seen, plus the wind is in the opposite direction.
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    Brilliant 😂 
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  • chanz4 said:
    im glad to be away after having one for 10 years, the ground fees even if freehold has to be paid.  Having shared ownership tbh we didnt find the neighbours bad infact all really good friends.
    What was wrong with them and how much were the ground fees? Thanks 🙏 
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