39 new homes planned for outskirts of Uckfield at Coopers Green

Thirty-nine new homes are planned for Coopers Green, on the outskirts of Uckfield.

The applicant is the Silverleaf Group with an address in South Croydon.

The approach to Coopers Green from Uckfield with the crossroads in the distance

The news comes just over 24 hours after this website revealed that Wealden planners were on stand-by to receive large-scale housebuilding planning applications.

See our exclusive story here.

Outline approval is being sought for land to the west of Coopers Green Road – the developers call it Five Ash Down Road – in Coopers Green. It is on the left hand side as you approach the traffic lights from Uckfield.


The Buxted Park gatehouse and nearby bus shelter are opposite the intended development land.

A statement in support of the planning application, which is before Wealden District Council, says:

‘Enhance local area’

“The intention is to deliver a development that will enhance the local area and make a significant contribution to the housing of both Coopers Green and the wider Wealden district communities. 

“Within this outline planning application, Silverleaf Group proposes a scheme for a sustainable housing development of up to 39 new dwellings with associated public open spaces and ecological enhancements, on the site at Five Ash Down Road, Coopers Green comprising a total of 1.47 hectares.”

The scheme envisages a range of open market and affordable houses and apartments. 


“A significant proportion of the site will be given over to new landscaping, formal and informal public open space and ecological enhancements,” the statement states. 

An illustration shows the land being split into three parcels with a balancing pond at the south east corner.

Silverleaf Group proposes 35% of the homes within the outline planning application as affordable, in compliance with Wealden District Council planning policy.

  • In 1966, an outline planning application for residential development on the site was refused.
  • The site is within Buxted.

The planning application number is WD/2020/1088/MAO.

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