Uckfield stakes claim for ‘bonus’ money

Town councillors have identified three potential schemes that could benefit Uckfield if the district council can be persuaded to release money from the government’s New Homes Bonus.

The town wishes to share in the government money but has been told by Wealden District Council that it has been allocated and in Uckfield will help pay for improved car parking and leisure centre improvements.

Town councillors say these are works Wealden should be doing in any case and that the “bonus” should be used on new projects.

They have pointed to other parts of the country where district councils have shared the bonus with towns and parish councils where housing development has taken place.

Suggestions going to Wealden are:

  • Funding facilities for youth
  • Enhancement of natural areas
  • A footpath from New Barn Estate to the Victoria Pleasure Ground.

 

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