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Copse Side lies at the bottom of Hoselands Hill, between the railway and Ash Road. It is named after a bungalow that used to stand where 1, Copse Side is today. It's 20 properties are a mixture of detached and semi-detached houses and bungalows, and are numbered consecutively clockwise. Owing to the nature of the land, most of the houses have sloping land in either the front or back gardens.

Hartley Kent: Hottsfield in 1940
Copse Side lies on the site of Hottsfield, which once extended over the railway to where Axton Chase school is today (see aerial photo left). George Day, the owner of North Ash Farm and New House Farm, bought Hottsfield for £330 in 1922, which proved to be a good investment. On 7 August 1924 he conveyed 1 acre to Barbara Gladys Harker for £160, and by January 1925 she and her husband Robert had built the bungalow. This plot equates to 1 and 9-11 Copse Side, with part of 2, 12 and 13. Six years later (6th February 1930) she bought another 1 acre to the south from George Day for £140, thus Mr Day had recovered nearly all the purchase price from the sale of just 2 of the 11 acres he bought in 1922. This plot lay to the south of the original plot of Copse Side and today encompasses numbers 14-20 and the remainder of 12 and 13 Copse Side.

Robert Harker died on 7 October 1932 and is buried in Longfield. The Dartford Chronicle (14.10.32) said he had moved to Hartley from Gravesend, adding "although over 74 years of age, Mr Harker journeyed daily to town, and was a familiar figure among his fellow passengers". He worked for the foreign department of Sutton & Co Ltd. Mrs Harker died in 1934 and the following year her executors sold Copse Side to Wendy Snow for £775. The Snows lived here until 1957.

The site of 3-8 and part of 2 Copse Side was originally in Longfield parish, and had been purchased by Dartford Rural District Council in 1921 to build council houses, later Hartley said they didn't need any and the council couldn't find a buyer at the value put on it by the District Valuer, so it became Allotment Gardens.

By 1964 Brewster Estates Limited (the builders of Cherry Trees) had acquired Copse Side.  They got planning permission in 1964 (ref 64/94 and 64/95), subject to building a fence or hedge at the back of the plots bordering on Hoselands Hill, on the "road improvement line"; and also on condition they improved the sight line at the junction with Ash Road.

Hartley Kent: Entrance to Copse Side
Entrance to Copse Side

They built the road in 1965, number 4 for example sold for £1,400. The company, which was founded in 1963, is still going and is based in Footscray High Street, Sidcup. They built many other roads in Hartley, including Cherry Trees, Berrylands, and Beechlands Close.

Because of its proximity to Longfield Station, the road has parking restrictions.  As of 2013 the 22m from the Ash Road junction is no parking at all times, while parking is prohibited between 7am and 10am for the rest of the road.  A freedom of information request appears to show that the road was visited by traffic wardens 3 times in the period 29 June 2016 to 7 February 2017.

Information about the road

SubjectDetails
Length of Road0.11 miles / 172m
KCC ReferenceU12611 (Unclassified single carriageway)
Extent (Magic Map)3.5 acres / 1.4 hectares
Houses20
Density of housing5.7 houses per acre / 14.3 houses per hectare
Population (2011)35
Energy Consumption per house22,340 KWh/annum (28th out of 61 roads)

Information about the houses
Last updated 24.10.2020

Notes:
Date of Construction is sometimes approximate. Plot histories include the ancient farms and fields.

Planning Applications include the reference number, so more details can be seen at Sevenoaks Council. My records are not complete.

Rateable value - this was used for local taxation before the council tax. This figure is the annual rental value of the property. Note that for some reason the 1956 rateable value is what the council believed the property could be rented for in 1939.

Council tax is based on what the Valuation Office thought the property would have sold for in 1993. It is divided into 8 value bands. Where significant extensions to the property have been made they add an improvement indicator. This means the banding will be reviewed when the property is sold.

House price data 1995 to date produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2020. To report an error, go to Change a sales record form.

I have tried to make sure the information is accurate, but no responsibility can be taken for any errors. If you plan to rely on the information, you should check the source data to be sure. If you spot an error, please let me know via the contact form.


1, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached bungalow (3 bed)
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1921 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1924 Part of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £349
1981 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1981/774 EXTENSION TO DWELLING
1993 Council Tax banding: F (£120-160K)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/280 Replacement consumer unit Rewire of all circuits (Building Work Complete)
2016 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2016/3871 Install Cavity Wall Insulation (Building Work Complete)
2002 Sale Price £237500 (12 Apr 2002)
2, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached bungalow
1921 Part of 1 acre site purchased by Dartford Rural District Council for council housing from Miss E F Forbes for £93.15, subsequently became allotments
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/94 Erect 4 semi-detached houses and 5 bungalows, roads and sewers adjoining Copse Side, Ash Road
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £349
1993 Council Tax banding: F (£120-160K)
3, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached bungalow (2 bed)
1921 Part of 1 acre site purchased by Dartford Rural District Council for council housing from Miss E F Forbes for £93.15, subsequently became allotments
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/94 Erect 4 semi-detached houses and 5 bungalows, roads and sewers adjoining Copse Side, Ash Road
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £349
1993.1 Council Tax banding: Previously band F
1993.2 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K)
2007 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2007/2633 Rear extension
1999 Sale Price £125750 (05 Mar 1999)
4, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached bungalow
1921 Part of 1 acre site purchased by Dartford Rural District Council for council housing from Miss E F Forbes for £93.15, subsequently became allotments
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/94 Erect 4 semi-detached houses and 5 bungalows, roads and sewers adjoining Copse Side, Ash Road
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £349
1993 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K)
1993 Council Tax banding: F (£ExK)
2004 Sale Price £132500 (01 Jul 2004)
5, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached bungalow (2 bed)
1921 Part of 1 acre site purchased by Dartford Rural District Council for council housing from Miss E F Forbes for £93.15, subsequently became allotments
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/94 Erect 4 semi-detached houses and 5 bungalows, roads and sewers adjoining Copse Side, Ash Road
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £349
1975 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1975/1152 Erection Of Conservatory Extension At Rear
1993.1 Council Tax banding: Previously band F
1993.2 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K)
2008 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2008/130 Single storey rear extension
1997 Sale Price £108500 (12 Nov 1997)
6, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached bungalow (2 bed)
1921 Part of 1 acre site purchased by Dartford Rural District Council for council housing from Miss E F Forbes for £93.15, subsequently became allotments
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/94 Erect 4 semi-detached houses and 5 bungalows, roads and sewers adjoining Copse Side, Ash Road
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £355
1993 Council Tax banding: F (£120-160K)
2019 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2019/1521 Demolition of existing garage and the erection of a proposed new dwelling house with a link to existing house.
2020 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2020/580 Proposed single storey side extension.
2016 Property rented for: £1300 per month
2018 Sale Price £485000 (24 Jan 2018)
7, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Semi-detached house
1921 Part of 1 acre site purchased by Dartford Rural District Council for council housing from Miss E F Forbes for £93.15, subsequently became allotments
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/94 Erect 4 semi-detached houses and 5 bungalows, roads and sewers adjoining Copse Side, Ash Road
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £362
1978 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1978/1572 Detached Double Garage At Side Of Dwelling
1989 Planning Application: () 1989/842 New Bungalow and 2 garages
1989 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1989/842 New Bungalow and 2 garages
1993.1 Council Tax banding: Previously band F
1993.2 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K)
2013 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2013/3017 Installed a Gas Boiler (Building Work Complete)
2013 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2013/3195 Control wiring including fire/security/heating/cooling/ventilation systems Upgrade or alteration to means of earthing (Building Work Complete)
8, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Semi-detached house (3 bed)
1921 Part of 1 acre site purchased by Dartford Rural District Council for council housing from Miss E F Forbes for £93.15, subsequently became allotments
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/94 Erect 4 semi-detached houses and 5 bungalows, roads and sewers adjoining Copse Side, Ash Road
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £362
1993 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K)
2012 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2012/1828 Installation of a washing facility House Dwelling Circuit alteration or addition in a kitchen/special location House Dwelling Installation of a sanitary convenience House Dwelling Upgrade or alteration to means of earthing House Dwelling Circuit alteration or addition in a kitchen/special location House Dwelling Installation of a washing facility House Dwelling (Building Work Complete)
2012 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2012/2551 3 Windows (Building Work Complete)
2013 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2013/1720 1 Window (Building Work Complete)
2013 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2013/4229 1 Window 1 Door (Building Work Complete)
2015 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2015/4908 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location Install one or more new circuits (Building Work Complete)
2011 Sale Price £275000 (07 Oct 2011)
9, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1967)
Semi-detached house
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1924 Part of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/94 Erect 4 semi-detached houses and 5 bungalows, roads and sewers adjoining Copse Side, Ash Road
1967 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £362
1993 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K) with improvement indicator
2013 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2013/9 Single storey side extension (Building Work Complete)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/1565 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location (Building Work Complete)
2015 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2015/5318 Install replacement windows in a dwelling (Building Work Complete)
2002 Sale Price £195000 (31 Oct 2002)
10, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1966)
Semi-detached house (3 bed)
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1924 Part of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/94 Erect 4 semi-detached houses and 5 bungalows, roads and sewers adjoining Copse Side, Ash Road
1966 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £337
1993 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K)
11, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1968)
Detached house
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1924 Part of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1968 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £389
1976 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1976/68 Enlargement Of Garage And Rear Extension To Dwelling
1993 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K)
2016 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2016/9035 Building Work Complete (Install a gas-fired boiler)
12, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached house
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1924 Part of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £389
1993 Council Tax banding: F (£120-160K)
2008 Sale Price £330000 (03 Oct 2008)
13, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached house
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1924 Part of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £389
1993 Council Tax banding: F (£120-160K)
1997 Planning Application: () 1997/1135 Conservatory
1997 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1997/1135 PVCU four sided conservatory
1999 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1999/1783  Details of external finishes pursuant to condition 2 of SE/97/1135.
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/2287 Install a gas-fired boiler Install an unvented hot water storage vessel (Building Work Complete)
2015 Additional house name: Pinel Haus
2016 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2016/12988 Circuit alteration or addition in a special location (Building Work Complete)
2016 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2016/2473 Demolition of conservatory, erect single storey side and rear extension
14, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1966)
Semi-detached house (3 bed)
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1930 Part of land added to garden of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1966 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £373
1993 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K) with improvement indicator
2010 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2010/1608 Demolish conservatory to facilitate side extension
2011 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2011/764 Conversion of loft space into habitable room including the construction of a rear flat roofed dormer.
2011 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 2011/14 Conversion of loft space into habitable room including the construction of a rear flat roof dormer.
2003 Sale Price £236000 (05 Dec 2003)
2009 Sale Price £247500 (11 Jun 2009) Annual change since sale in 2003 +0.9%
15, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Semi-detached house (4 bed)
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1930 Part of land added to garden of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £362
1976 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1976/587 Extension To Side Of Dwelling
1980 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1980/992 FRONT PORCH TO DWELLING
1993.1 Council Tax banding: Previously band F
1993.2 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K)
2007 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2007/1225 First floor side extension
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/2694 Install one or more new circuits House Dwelling Install one or more new circuits Special Location Containing Bath ShowerPool or Sauna (Building Work Complete)
2006 Sale Price £275000 (16 Oct 2006)
16, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Semi-detached house (3 bed)
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1930 Part of land added to garden of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £400
1976 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1976/432 Front Porch
1993.1 Council Tax banding: Previously band F
1993.2 Council Tax banding: E (£88-120K) with improvement indicator
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/1053 Install one or more new circuits Rewire of all circuits (Building Work Complete)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/5638 Partial rewire (Building Work Complete)
2014 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2014/82 Single storey rear extension and first floor side extension (Building Work Complete)
2014 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2014/2236 2 storey and 1st floor side extension
2014 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2014/2237 Single storey rear extension with pitched roof
2014 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 2014/1256 part two storey and part first floor side extension and single storey rear extension.
2016 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) 2016/1295 Install a gas-fired boiler (Building Work Complete)
2017 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2017/588 Demolition of existing garage and construction of new single storey pitched roof garage attached to house. Porch extension and alterations to fenestrations.
2012 Sale Price £275000 (28 Sep 2012)
17, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Semi-detached house
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1930 Part of land added to garden of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £362
1980 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1980/1867 1st floor extension to provide accommodation for elderly relative
1993 Council Tax banding: E (£ExK)
1993 Council Tax banding: G (£ExK)
2000 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2000/773 1st floor bedroom side extension
2002 Council Tax banding: F (£120-160K)
2015 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 2015/3662 Demolition of existing Garage and erection of two storey flank extension to provide accommodation ancillary to the main house. Additional parking
2016 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2016/470 Demolition of detached Garage and erection of attached family annexe
2002 Sale Price £215000 (06 Jun 2002)
18, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached house (4 bed)
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1930 Part of land added to garden of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £389
1993 Council Tax banding: F (£120-160K)
2018 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) COMP/18/02020 Install one or more new circuits  Building Work Complete
2010 Sale Price £340000 (22 Nov 2010)
19, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached house (3 bed)
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1930 Part of land added to garden of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1965 First built.
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £389
1993 Council Tax banding: F (£120-160K)
2018 Planning Application: (BUILDING REGS APP) COMP/18/02602 Rewire of all circuits  Building Work Complete
20, Copse Side DA3 7DU (1965)
Detached house (4 bed)
1607 Part of 24 acre Hottsfield holdingt
1930 Part of land added to garden of house called "Copse Side"
1964 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1964/95 Erect 6 detached houses, 4 semi-detached houses, 1 bungalow, roads and sewers at Copse Side
1965 First built.
1969 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1969/504 Erect double garage
1970 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1970/275 Double garage
1972 Gross Rateable Value: £439
1987 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1987/1750 2 storey extension
1987 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1987/2432 Erection of bungalow and garage
1988 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 1988/2028 1st floor and ground floor rear extension
1993 Council Tax banding: F (£120-160K)
1998 Planning Application: () 1998/695 Garage comprising family annex
1998 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 1998/695 Replace garage with family annexe
2002 Planning Application: (GRANTED) 2002/998 Replacement garage and new garden room
2016 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 2016/1456 Demolition of existing garage. Erection of a dwelling, on land south of 20
2018 Planning Application: (REFUSED) 2018/725  Demolition of existing garage. Erection of a dwelling.


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