Visitors looks at an exhibition of the proposals earlier this year

1,000 homes location ‘most sustainable’

Welbeck Land states in documents supporting its outline planning application that its plan will enable delivery of up to 1,000 homes “in the most sustainable location surrounding Uckfield that will address the identified housing needs of the area”.

“It is considered that benefits arising from the scheme include:

  • the delivery of market and affordable homes;
  • high quality and sustainable development;
  • a mix of non-residential uses to serve the development which will assist in creating a sense of community;
  • a single contained employment area which will create new job opportunities;
  • a new primary school with early years facilities;
  • provision of SANGS, public open space and substantial landscaping; and
  • a permeable network of pedestrian and cycle routes connected to the existing network.”

The applicant said the scheme had been “informed by extensive consultation with officers, statutory consultees and the public.

“This has allowed the scheme to be developed in a manner which responds to matter raised by the local community and ensures there is a sensitive transition from the site and its surroundings”.

The planning application seeks the full approval of details of the area of Sustainable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANGS) to the west of the A22 (near the community of Little Horsted).

Also included are drawings submitted for approval in detail, including a proposed roundabout on the A22, a proposed left in/left out junction on the A22, accesses from Lewes Road, SANGS car park access, Horsted Pond Lane Passing Places, cycle links through the Victoria Pleasure Ground, a proposed pedestrian link via Forge Rose/Victoria Pleasure Ground and a proposed pedestrian link via Shepherds Way/Victoria Pleasure Ground.

More here:

1,000 homes plan now with Wealden District Council

Full details of the planning application on the Wealden website.

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