Latest on Maltmead Cottage and Snatts Road plans

Uckfield Town Council gives its views on planning applications which include one in Snatts Road and another at Uckfield College. See what it says here.

And Wealden Council shares its decisions on applications which include Maltmead Cottage in Olives Yard.

Snatts Road

Uckfield Town Council has objected to revised plans for the phased development of two self-build homes in Snatts Road, Uckfield. Its views will be fed back to Wealden Council which will decide whether to approve the application.

The latest plans showed visibility splays, turning areas and emergency access.

But the council’s plans committee, which considered the proposals outside its normal cycle of meetings, included concerns about the creation of a new access point onto Snatts Road.

Added danger

The council said this would bring added danger to householders leaving the access point, and those travelling along Snatts Road.

It added: “The development of Quarry House and associated site traffic has already caused many close calls in Snatts Road.

“Despite a reduction in the number of dwellings, the danger posed by construction traffic and extra domestic journeys will exacerbate the problems that existing residents have to deal with in this area (namely speeding traffic along a narrow rural road).


Other objections include:

  • Lack of consultation with nearby residents (no application notice was visible on the site entrance, and only comments in relation to the previous application are present on the planning portal).
  • The drawings in the application have not been updated (the description of the application states two properties but the drawing show four properties).

The planning application is number WD/2019/0209/F and details can be found on the Wealden Council website.


Feedback from town councillors on other planning applications include:

Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent

WD/2019/2579/MAJ – Support for an application for two temporary modular buildings in association with the redevelopment of Uckfield College.

Councillors said they were disappointed the development wasn’t designed with the foresight to accommodate the existing number of pupils, let alone the increase in numbers anticipated with future development.

33 Framfield Road

WD/2020/0327/FR – There was support for a proposed car park and alterations at 33 Framfield Road, Uckfield, because parking is at a premium in the area. But councillors were concerned this was “yet another” retrospective application.

4 Wares Road, Ridgewood

WD/2020/0513/F – Support for plans to demolish a defective garden boundary wall and build a matching boundary wall.

18 Furnace Way

WD/2020/0280/FR – Objection to application to retain a rear dormer addition which wasn’t constructed in accordance with permitted development granted in April 2019 (ref WD/2019/0345/LDP). Town councillors want it built as originally proposed and approved.

Planning decisions made by Wealden

Decisions on plans notified by Wealden Council include:

Maltmead Cottage, Olives Yard, High Street

WD/2020/0145/FR – Wealden Council has approved a plan to change the use of an office building to a single residential dwelling.

The district council said there were no policies which would change the use of the building to residential use and it was in a very sustainable location.

“The current shortfall in the supply of housing land is a very material consideration which weighs heavily in favour of the proposal, which has to be balanced with the impact of the development on the surrounding area.”

Ridgedown, Lewes Road, Ridgewood

WD/2019/2472/F – Approved following lengthy negotiations to significantly reduce in size a proposal to extend a garage/garden store into a two-bedroom annexe to the main house. A first floor and “overlarge” projecting gable are no longer part of the plan.

3 Knights Meadow

WD/2020/0251/F – A proposed garage conversion has been approved.

Also 3 Knights Meadow

WD/2020/0250/F – Plans for a side extension have been approved.

Heather Bank, Puddingcake Lane

WD/2020/0313/F – Proposals for a detached garage on an existing driveway have been approved.

See also:

Youth club has new home in Uckfield town centre

Uckfield opticians open for essential care

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