80 new homes could be built in Blackboys

Plans have been submitted for up to 80 new homes to be built in Blackboys.

The site, of nearly 20 acres, is south of Framfield Road on the B2102, and to the west of the village.

It is currently used as pasture land and bound by trees and hedging.

Pasture land south of the B2102 and next to Stonebridge Lane, in Blackboys, where 80 homes could be built.

A statement with the planning application, which has been submitted to Wealden Council, says the district’s housing supply position is “extremely poor” and the site presents the opportunity to deliver “a generous number of high quality homes, 35% of which would be affordable in a sustainable location, with only limited impact on the character and appearance of the area.”

The land is near another site where plans for seven homes have been resubmitted having initially been refused by the council.

The statement says there would be a new access onto Framfield Road about 30 metres to the west of the existing field gate which would be closed as part of the proposal.

There would be a mix of one, two, three, four, and five bedroom homes – including affordable ones – and open space.

“A large tapering area of land along the eastern edge of the site is to remain undeveloped in order to retain a strong buffer between the proposed dwellings and the adjacent neighbouring dwelling Highlands.”

Specific details of the layout, scale and design of the proposals are reserved for future consideration but drawings with documents already submitted give an idea of how it could look.

More information about the planning application, WD/2020/0700/MAO, can be found on the Wealden website after clicking to accept copyright restrictions.

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