Planning and New Build

Denton, Kent

Project Details

  • Property
    Bedlam (formerly Megsdene)
  • Location
    Denton, Nr. Canterbury, Kent
  • Year
  • Size
    8,000 sq.ft
Project Team

Deborah Hebel |  Finance and Planning Director. 
Project Co-ordinator and Procurement.

John Hebel | Technical Director.
Director on-site Operations.

Shane Jell | Subrosa Architects


Cash purchase of dilapidated bungalow in 2008, complete with caravans within an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 9 acres.

Planning was submitted for a new build house 8,000 sq ft. Environmental considerations included construction of a heated bat box within the external garaging.

We used a little know survey of land from 1942 pre planning laws to ascertain the land usage in 1942.  From this it became clear that the agricultural footprint was smaller than the full site area allowing the council to grant permission for us to move the house centrally into the land.

Obtained permission in 2009 for a five bed house with indoor full size swimming pool and detached garage.

The house was built and completed by 2011. The house was heated via a Ground Source Heat pump.

Shortlisted for RIBA best house in Kent 2012

“Megsdene” Site for Proposed Planning

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Planning Submission

Main Entrance

Entrance Hall

Bedlam at Night

Bedlam Study with Views


Bedlam Lounge

Chimney Detail

Unique Stairwell

Master Bedroom

Full Size Indoor Pool

The Views

TV & Games Room

Bedlam Pool Terrace

Bedlam Side Aspect

Bedlam & Garage

Ground Source Heat Pump

Bedroom Balcony

Unique Hand-Crafted Balustrades

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The Miseb Group of companies are a collection of property development companies formed and owned by John & Deborah Hebel.