How Ridgewood Farm could look. Photographed at a public exhibition at the civic centre

First Ridgewood homes expected by Wealden District Council in 2018/19

First new houses at Ridgewood Farm, Uckfield, are expected to be ready in the year 2018/19, according to Wealden District Council figures.

A document setting how the council projects housing supply in the next five years indicates the following number of homes being built each year on the farmland to the west and south of Uckfield:

  • 2016/17: 0
  • 2017/18: 0
  • 2018/19: 50
  • 2019/20: 50
  • 2020/21: 100

Total deliverable in the five-year period 250.

Plans for Ridgewood Farm go on show

Outline planning permission given for the site

The site has outline planning permission for 1,000 homes but as yet there has been no detailed planning application.

Development of Ridgewood Farm was always seen as a long-term project with the houses being built over a considerable period of time.

Wealden has projected figures for other major development sites in the district.

It has used data based on the past experience of site development.

Housing sites with permission in Uckfield, Blackboys, Buxted, East Hoathly, Framfield, Hadlow Down, Halland, Isfield and Maresfield


The council has also listed what it calls “deliverable sites” with planning consent as at September 30. has extracted the following figures which shows sites that have permission to be developed (net outstanding permitted dwellings – that is why there are some minus figures):


  • 1 Boundsway, Manor Park: one
  • 100 High Street: minus one
  • 17 Baxendale Way, Fernley Park: one
  • 19 Church Street: one
  • 2 Mill Drove: one
  • 200-206 High Street: two
  • 33 Framfield Road: two
  • 39A New Town: two
  • 40 New Barn Lane, Ridgewood: four
  • 50 New Barn Lane: one
  • 70 New Town: one
  • 91 High Street: two
  • Grants Hill House, Oaklea Way: 25
  • Land adj Lewes House, New Town: one
  • Land adj to 2 The Drive: one
  • Land north of Mallard Drive: 146
  • Land west of Ridgewood Manor Lodge, Lewes Road: four
  • New Olives, High Street: two
  • Oakridge House, New Town: five
  • Quarry site, Snatts Road: one
  • Next to St Philip’s RC School, New Town: seven
  • Sussex House, Grange Road: four
  • The (former) Meads, Grange Road: four


  • Blackboys Nursery, Framfield Road: three
  • Blackboys Service Station, Lewes Road: ten
  • Land adj Ducklings, Lewes Road: one
  • Tin Barn, Duckings, Lewes Road: one


  • April Cottage, High Street: one
  • Grove Farm, Howbourne Lane: three
  • The Stables, Uckfield Road, Herons Ghyll: five
  • Unit 7, Temple Grove, Uckfield road, Herons Ghyll: one

East Hoathly

  • Downs Cottage: two


  • Garden Cottage, Hammonds Gree: one
  • Gate House, Gatehouse Lan: minus four
  • Gatehouse Barn, Gatehous: one
  • Hobbs Barton Farm, Streele Lane: one
  • Redundant farm buildings at High Cross Farm: three

Hadlow Down

  • Gate House Farm, Stocklands Lane: two


  • Crockstead Green Farm, Eastbourne Road: three
  • Selvon Lodge, Eastbourne Road: four
  • Staverton Nursery, Eastbourne Road: one


  • 2 Buckham Hill House, Buckham Hill: one
  • Former army camp: 18
  • Newhouse Farm, Buckham Hill: three
  • Oak Tree Barn, Station Road: one
  • Rowebuck Stud (Tile Barn Farm): one
  • Rowebuck Stud, Station Road: one
  • The Honey Pot Nursery, Isfield RoadIsfield: two
  • White Bridge Cottage, Station Road: two


  • 1 Central Parade, Straight Half Mile: one
  • Forest Cottage, The Driver: one
  • Jades Farm, Horney Common road: one
  • Land adj the Manor House, The Drive: one
  • Land adj to 12 Parklands: one
  • Land at Mill Cottage, London Road: nine
  • Land rear of 1-3 Mill House, London Road: one
  • Land south of Bloomery Way: 25
  • Land south of Forest Ridge, The Drive: four
  • Mill Chase, London Road: four
  • Strawberry Hall Farm: one
  • The Old Reservoir, Straight Half Mile: one


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