The Ridgewood Farm development site. Two accesses, to the first 250 homes, are currently being built in Lewes Road. Another double roundabout access will be built off the A22 Uckfield by-pass.

Double roundabout will form access from Uckfield by-pass to Ridgewood Farm development

A double roundabout will form an access to the Ridgewood Farm development from the A22 Uckfield by-pass between Little Horsted and Copwood roundabouts.

Two accesses are currently being built from Lewes Road to the site of the first 250 homes on the 1,000 home development and the by-pass access will follow when the remaining 750 homes are built.

Uckfield town councillors were shown the design of the access – one roundabout on the A22 and the other a short way into what will be the new estate – at a meeting last week.

They were told the developers were considering calling the by-pass access the Ridgewood roundabout. Town councillors preferred the name Owlsbury – the name of a county park being built on the opposite side of the A22.

Lewes Road is due to be closed to northbound traffic between Little Horsted roundabout and the Lewes Road/New Road junction from June 11 until around July 20 as work progresses on the new accesses to the development there.

The work will include traffic calming measures such as raised table top junctions at the accesses, and a series of speed cushions between Little Horsted roundabout and New Road.

There are also proposals to build a new lay-by on the A22 to replace an existing one when the new access is built on the by-pass. Read more about that here: Plans for new lay-by on A22 Uckfield by-pass.

• UPDATE Wealden Council has since changed the name of the park to Horsted Green Park.

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