The Cottage, Hempstead Lane. Plans have been submitted to demolish this house and build a new one.

Hempstead Lane cottage could be replaced with ‘impressive’ house

Plans have been submitted to demolish a cottage in Hempstead Lane, Uckfield, and build an “impressive” house on the site.

3D Architecture acting for new owners of the property, Mr and Mrs Mark Duncan, say the site is very large, 0.37 acres, and in previous years would have been developed to include numerous houses.

“However, due to the current planning situation this is not possible and therefore the site can only be developed for one replacement house.”

Plans before Wealden Council show an open plan seating, dining and kitchen area, separate TV room, study, hall and porch. There would be four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor and a fifth bedroom/games room and shower room on the second floor.

Outside at the front there would be turning space and two-car garage. At the rear there would be a patio/pool area and a large lawn.

The existing three-bedroom cottage, which is described as “derelict and inadequate” has a total floor area of 85 square metres with a detached garage building of 15 square metres.

The proposed house would have a total floor area more than three times the size at 265 square metres with a detached garage of 48 square metres.

The existing cottage has an eaves and ridge height of 5.1m and 8.1m respectively. The new house would have an eaves and ridge height of 5.2m and 9.6m respectively.

The architects say the new house would be positioned to the front centre of the site in line with neighbouring properties. The new garage would be perpendicular to the house so creating a front courtyard for parking and turning.


Another view of The Cottage in Hempstead Lane and its garage which could be demolished to make way for a new home.

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