Coach firm could move to estate

A coach hire firm could take over premises on the Bellbrook Industrial Estate, Uckfield, which have been empty for more than 18 months.

Plans have been submitted, by Baltic Investments, to modernise office accommodation, demolish single-storey buildings at the rear of the site and build new accommodation for vehicle maintenance.

The site, at 23 Bell Lane, used to be occupied by Gamble Jarvis Plant Hire. The River Uck runs along the rear boundary and documents submitted with plans say the site would be opened up considerably for vehicle space following demolition of the single-storey buildings.

'There will be areas for refuse recycling and bicycle parking and the site does offer considerable vehicle parking, apart from the coach numbers that might be using the site,' says a design and access statement.

It is estimated the number of coaches on the site at any one time would be not exceed 20. The site would be used between 5.30am and 8pm seven days a week with vehicles occasionally entering or leaving the site during the night.

Top security would be maintained on a 24-hour basis and the application says the building generally would be upgraded to a higher standard than it has enjoyed over the years. 


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