90 homes proposal for Eastbourne Road reappears

Wealden Council has been requested for a screening opinion on proposals to build 90 homes on land off Eastbourne Road, Uckfield.

A letter to the council from Gladman Developments outlines information similar to a planning application which was refused in 2016.

Gladman were initially going to appeal the council’s decision but then withdrew it.

A site, left, in Eastbourne Road where a proposal for 90 homes has resurfaced.

The latest letter says the land is about 4.16 hectares, about ten acres, bounded by Eastbourne Road to the north, and adjoining the settlement edge of Uckfield and Ridgewood Industrial Park to the west, north and north east.

To the south are a ‘robust’ hedgerow, large trees, and to the south west is ‘ideal’ access to Uckfield Millennium Green.

A proposed development would include up to 90 homes, including 35% affordable, access from Eastbourne Road, public open space, landscape planting and play facilities, and engineering works to facilitate a sustainable drainage system.

The land in Eastbourne Road, behind the hedge, left, is not far from the Fernley Park development. The roundabout access to Fernley Park can be seen in the photograph.

“The proposed development would deliver a range of market and affordable housing types, with amenity space provided in the form of dedicated, private and shared amenity space.

“Residential buildings could be expected to comprise of two-storey properties as the standard approach, however the use of 2.5 storey buildings will be occasionally used to either reinforce an important street, or to act as a landmark building.”

Dwellings would be accessed via a hierarchy of estate roads to private drives.

• Read more on the Wealden Council website. The screening opinion application number is WD/2020/6501/SO. You will have to approve a disclaimer on the website before proceeding to the application.

See also:

Wealden must build more houses, says planning inspector

Wealden’s Local Plan thrown out

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