Demolition of the old Meads surgery in Grange Road, Uckfield, will not be opposed by Wealden Council.
The council has confirmed that prior approval of demolition of the former doctors’ surgery is not required.
But it has also pointed out that the site remains covered by a tree preservation order and the demolition notification does not infer consent to remove trees affected by the designation.
Trees include sycamore, sweet chestnut, lime, yew, Irish yew, holly and north American box elder.
In considering a plan to demolish the property the council concluded that while the demolition would cause disturbance to neighbouring properties, working methods to be undertaken should mitigate the adverse impacts.
“The Demolition Methodology confirms that the demolition process will require appropriate environmental and safe working arrangements including noise and dust management, security fencing and protection of local roads.
“All arisings are to be safely removed from site and the land will be left in a safe and clear condition following the demolition works.”
The site is owned by The Thomas Scanlon Trust which displayed a notice of its intention to demolish the building on a gate post.
There’s more information in a previous UckfieldNews.com story published at the time a demolition notice went up at the former doctors’ surgery. See: Old Meads doctors’ surgery, Uckfield, to be demolished.