The Belfry, New Town, Uckfield

More plans for historic Belfry property in Uckfield

Two more planning applications for an historic Uckfield building in New Town, named The Belfry, have run into opposition.

The town council has told the planning authority, Wealden District Council, that it objects to the proposals.

In February, the council opposed a separate application which sought outline planning permission  for a single house in the grounds. See this report.

The Belfry at 6 New Town last year was awarded a Grade II Listed status last year.

See our story when the listing was announced.

Change of use

The latest applications are for full planning and listed building permissions to:

Change of use of residential boarding school and staff accommodation to residential, including the formation of a new vehicle access, construction of a ground floor rear extension (orangery) and garage block, and landscaping works to create a lowered patio with stone faced gabion crates.


Uckfield Town Council has objected on the following grounds

(1) Concerns that new vehicular access would exacerbate the traffic problems onto the highway and also concerns over the lack of visibility that drivers would have on egress from the site.

(2) Lack of information and details in the application as a whole.

(3) The plan provided for the garage block does not show materials to be used which may be out of keeping with the style, design and appearance of the main building and therefore have a detrimental impact on the historical appearance of the site.

(4) Information with regards to parking, provided is misleading as this would be affected by the outline application no. WD/2018/1789/O.

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