Beechwood Park, Buxted.

Four-bedroom homes could replace two-bedroom properties on Buxted estate

Four-bedroom homes could be built on part of a new housing estate in Buxted instead of a mix of two- and four-bedroom properties.

Taylor Wimpey says it wants to replace approved house types at Beechwood Park with dwellings that are “more in keeping with demand”.

Permission was given in June 2010 for a mixed development of 67 homes and associated works on the site west of Church Lane, Buxted.

About a third of the houses have been built, including the affordable housing provision and the main estate roads, and the parcel of land under review sits to the north of the completed area.

To the east are some building plots completed to slab levels and beyond these is the railway line. To the north is an area of public open space, fields and a line of trees.

A statement with the planning application says: “Due to a change in market demand the applicant is now seeking to achieve a revised mix and layout of units on the northern section of the site, with these still being accessed from the estate roads previously approved.”

The number of units would not change.

The previous permission was for three pairs of semi-detached houses and four detached houses. Two would have been two-bedroom properties and eight, four-bedroom properties.

The new application is for two pairs of four-bedroom semi-detached homes and six detached four-bedroom homes of two and two-and-a-half storeys, together with six detached garage buildings.

The statement concluded:  “This change in dwelling mix is not considered to be inappropriate and will result in the replacement of two two-bedroom properties with two more four-bedroom properties.”

Here’s a story we carried earlier this year when work was suspended at Beechwood Park: Work suspended on housing development at Buxted.

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