Clearwater House, Uckfield

Clearwater House gets planning OK to become a shop

Planning permission has been given to convert the ground floor of Clearwater House, Bell Farm Lane, Uckfield, into a shop.

A report by the planning authority, Wealden District Council, said the site was close to existing shops and no external changes had been proposed.

Uckfield Town Council plans committee had supported the application.

A report to last night’s (April 4) meeting of the committee also noted the redevelopment of Grants Hill House at Oaklea Way, Uckfield, had been approved along with the outline planning application for Ridgewood Farm, where 1,000 new homes have been allocated.

A certificate of existing use has been granted by Wealden council for Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield.

Objections to Manor Park Estate plan


The plans committee meeting agreed to object to:

Extension and alterations to 111 Nevill Road, Uckfield. Councillors said they believed it might be a means of obtaining a separate dwelling by building an extension.

The plans committee has often voiced objections to what is called “in-filling” on the Manor Park Estate.

The committee agreed to support:

*Two elevation signs and one free-standing sign at Howdens, Bell Lane, Uckfield. Howdens now has the former Trading 4U premises and is moving into part of the building.

*Change of use for the motor trade at 3 Holbein Place, Bolton Close, Uckfield.

Some planning applications fall outside the committee’s usual cycle of meetings and the chairman gives the committee’s response to ensure comment is made before the expiry of the time limit.

Under this scheme, the council has objected to a two-storey rear extension with associated internal alterations at 1 Cedars Close, Uckfield.

Grounds for objection were that the council believes the extension would be overbearing and dominant in relation to the neighbouring property and would cause overshadowing and loss of light.

The council supported the following applications, using the same process:

*Demolition of an existing single-storey rear extension and construction of a new single-storey rear extension at 9 Harcourt Road, Uckfield.

*An application for a two-storey side extension and single-storey front extension at 52 Selby Rise, Uckfield.

Note: Wealden District Council determines planning applications. Uckfield Town Council is a statutory consultee.

Members of Uckfield Town Council plans committee present at the meeting were:

Chair: Cllr James Anderson, Trust Independent, North
Vice-chair: Cllr Chris Macve, Trust Independent, North

Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town
Cllr Mick Dean, Trust Independent, New Town
Cllr Donna French, Trust Independent, North
Cllr Jackie Love, Trust Independent, North
Cllr Barry Mayhew, Liberal Democrat, New Town

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