Maltmead Cottage and garden in Olives Yard, Uckfield

Maltmead Cottage: Small home planned for garden

Land next to Maltmead Cottage, in Olives Yard, Uckfield, could be built on to provide a small home.

A planning application for the development has been supported by the plans committee of Uckfield Town Council.

Committee chair, Cllr Donna French, said it was the size of property which was badly needed in the town.

The committee also resolved that it was not an overdevelopment of the site.


The views will be sent to Wealden District Council which will determine the application.

The application says the land is currently used a residential garden for the neighbouring cottage.

The building is described as a “very small single storey bungalow”.

Good access road

A statement with the application goes on to say: “The site already has good access road from the main high street through Olives Yard.

“We are providing two car parking spaces and a turning area which is adequate for a house of this size.

“We are proposing to fence around the site with a 2mm high close-boarded fence. The garden will have a stone path and patio area adjacent to the doors leading from the living area.


“The rest will be laid to lawn with a few planting beds.”

In conclusion the applicant said:

“The proposed property is extreme sustainable being adjacent to Uckfield High Street.

“It is also a small single storey unit which there is a great shortage of in this area of Wealden District Council.”

Not all members of the town council’s plans committee were in favour with worries concerning overdevelopment and large vehicles accessing the site during construction.

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