Thirteen new homes could be built within the grounds of Delgany, a property in Belmont Road, Uckfield.
Delgany sits on a triangular piece of land just north of Holy Cross School and south of Holy Cross Church.
A planning application before Wealden Council is for eight two-bedroom homes and five three-bedroom homes and 22 parking spaces. The existing property would be retained.
The existing access, from Belmont Road, would be used following improvements.
Documents submitted with the application say: “This application represents a sensitive approach to the use of a valuable urban resource in the heart of the town centre.
“The existing single dwelling on the site has an unusually large garden which could easily accommodate additional residential development formed in a sensitive manner.”
The application, number WD/2010/1260/MAJ, has been submitted by Mr C. Phillips. Associated documents can be seen on the Wealden Council website.
Update, June 30, 2010
Uckfield Town Council has opposed the planning application.
Reasons include the loss of amenity of a unique old-established quiet land, its proximity to Holy Cross School and concern about traffic hazards.
Holy Cross School has also objected because of safety concerns.