Impression of the new-look UCTC, taken from information promoting the consultation event on the plans

Consultation event on plans for new main Uckfield college building

Update on Thursday, May 24: A consultation event is due to take place today at Uckfield Community Technology College about plans for a major development to provide a new main school building.

It will take place from 3pm to 8pm.

From the Uckfield News original story on Thursday, May 17: A new two/three storey main school building is being planned for Uckfield Community College (UCTC).

Planning permission will be sought for the development on the current Downsview Crescent, Manor Park, site.

An opportunity for people to have their say and find out more about the development will come at a public consultation event on Thursday, May 24.

It will be held at the community college between 3pm and 8pm.

There will be an opportunity to speak to project consultants and ask questions about the proposed development.

Construction and construction services company Bowmer and Kirkland will seek permission for the development, after the consultation has taken place, on behalf of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

According to information released before the consultation event, the school will accommodate up to 1,753 students and will also provide a new rugby pitch and netball courts.


Drilling work on the UCTC field facing Downsview Crescent, Uckfield

This website gave details of test drillings taking place in early April on the school field with information that expansion of the school was on the cards.

Ridgewood Farm

News of the development comes at a time when a massive expansion of Uckfield is about to begin.

More than once local people and councillors have questioned whether the community college could cope with the potential influx of new students from the Ridgewood Farm homes.

Roadworks In Lewes Road, Ridgewood, are the precursor to the building of 1,000 homes on the Ridgewood Farm site.

The works in Lewes Road will provide access for the first 250 properties and are known as phases 1A and 1B.

Remaining homes will be accessed from the A22 by-pass where a new roundabout is planned.

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