Halland Forge, plans have been submitted to build 21 flats instead of an extension to the hotel.

Plans for 21 flats instead of hotel extension at Halland

Plans have been submitted to build 21 flats on a site at Halland Forge, near Uckfield, where permission was previously given for an hotel extension.

Documents submitted with the planning application say that, in essence, the proposal is for a change of use of the previously approved hotel extension.

The plan is to build 13 one-bedroom flats, seven two-bedroom flats and one three-bedroom flat. There would be 31 car parking spaces, and a cycle store with access via an existing one onto Heathfield Road.

The already approved application for the hotel extension is for two separate blocks of eight and 27 units. The new plan relates to the site of the larger 27 units block.

A planning statement says: “Whilst the building has not been constructed, the previous planning approval has been implemented, as has been confirmed by council officers. Therefore, the application does not require the need to assess whether the design and scale of the building is acceptable.

“The proposal provides an appropriate layout, and the change of use of the building has been shown to be acceptable in policy terms.”

The statement goes on to say the proposed units will meet identified local housing requirements within the area and each flat would provide a suitable amount of living space in line with National Space Standards.


Halland Forge with its access onto Heathfield Road seen to the left of the building.

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