A drawing presented at a public consultation last year showing a grocery store in the grounds of the Highlands Inn, Ridgewood.

Deadline for submissions to Morrisons Local planning appeal

Today, Thursday, March 5, is the deadline for submissions to be considered at a planning appeal against refusal of permission for a convenience store – previously identified as being for Morrisons Local – in the grounds of the Highlands Inn, Uckfield.

If you would like to comment the Planning Inspectorate has an on-line portal. To use that you will need to register on the site but there is no fee. Go to: https://acp.planningportal.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?Caseid=3001952&CoID=0

Reference details you will need are:

APP/C1435/W/14/3001952
Appellant/Applicant Spirit Pub Company & PH Land and Developments
Site Address
Highlands Inn, Eastbourne Road
Ridgewood
Ucfield
East Sussex
TN22 5SP

East Sussex county councillor Chris Dowling is one of those opposing the plan.

He has written to the Planning Inspectorate saying: “Together with many local residents, I am concerned about highways issues relating to this application/appeal.

“The site is adjacent to a roundabout which is a major distributor for traffic leaving the south of Uckfield. Two residential estates are accessed off the same roundabout.

“It is highly likely that users of the shop would park in the access roads and walk to the shop. This creates a high risk to pedestrians as they cross the road(s) and a hazard to motorists.

“The Highlands pub was refurbished in the autumn of 2014 and now attracts many more customers than previously (anecdotal and observational), leading to the roundabout and junctions being much busier.

“The highways and road use survey by the highway authority for this appliation was undertaken before the refurbishment work and the re-opening of the pub. Therefor traffic movements and volumes have changed.

“In the interests of both pedestrian safety and road safety, I urge the Inspectorate to reject this appeal.”

Read more in a previous Uckfield News story: Request for public hearing into Morrisons local planning appeal refused.

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APP/C1435/W/14/3001952
Appellant/Applicant Spirit Pub Company & PH Land and Developments
Site Address
Highlands Inn, Eastbourne Road
Ridgewood
Ucfield
East Sussex
TN22 5SP – See more at: https://uckfieldnews.com/request-for-public-hearing-into-morrisons-local-planning-appeal-refused/#sthash.DnZS1rKF.dpuf

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