Noble Wines will open in these premises at 242-244 High Street, Uckfield, on Monday.

Noble Wines to open in new premises on Monday

It’s all go at Noble Wines because the business, which will be open today and tomorrow as usual at 140 High Street, Uckfield, is to open in new premises on Monday.

Work is under way to prepare the new shop and move the stock, and while there is a delay on signage business owner Charles Mears-Lamb is confident he will be ready to open at 242-244 High Street on Monday.


The former estate agents premises at 242-244 High Street, Uckfield, which will open on Monday as Noble Wines.

Uckfield News story from Tuesday, March 21: Uckfield town councillors have welcomed the prospect of an off-licence moving into empty shop premises at the “top of the town”.

Members of the council’s plans committee last night (March 20) discussed the application from Noble Wines’ for a premises licence at 242-244 High Street, previously occupied by an estate agent.

Noble Wines currently trades from premises in the centre of the High Street and councillors said at their meeting the move would the give business nearby parking spaces.

It would also help invigorate shopping at that end of town.

They supported the application.

This was only the second time the town’s plans committee has discussed a licence application following a change in procedures earlier this year.

A decision on the licence rests with Wealden District Council.

Planning applications

Members of the committee also decided to support the following planning applications:

  • Crossover (from road to car spaces) at 44 Framfield Road, Uckfield.
  • Removal of external existing air conditioning equipment, based on the rear first floor elevation wall and the installation of one new plant room louvre within the same area at 15 High Street, Uckfield.
  • Single-storey front extension, front porch, and internal alterations with replacement doors to the rear at 15 Markland Way, Uckfield.
  • Single-storey side extension at 96 Streatfield Road, Uckfield.


The committee is objecting to a field shelter/stable for the purpose of storage at land adjacent to 2 Downland Farms Cottages, Snatts Road, Uckfield.

Councillors made their decision due to the proposed location of the shelter which, they said, would detract from the visual amenities of neighbouring properties.

Wealden approvals

The committee was told that Wealden District Council had approved the following applications:

  • First floor side extension to enlarge a bedroom and extension to garage and sundry alterations at 7 Claremont Rise, Uckfield.
  • Extension of residential curtilage to include removal of brick wall and planting of new hedge with gate at 96 Nevill Road, Uckfield.
  • Detached four-bedroom house (outline) at 30 Ringles Cross, Uckfield.
  • Change of use from B1 to D2 at Unit 9, Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield.
  • Removal of conservatory and provision of two-storey rear addition at 82 The Drive, Uckfield.
  • Loft conversion and formation of full-width rear dormer, obscure glazed side window to stairwell, roof lights to existing front roof slope at 47 Keld Avenue, Uckfield.
  • To remove condition 4 from planning approval WD/2008/2274/F dated 23-10-2008 requiring existing detached garage to be demolished at The Cedars, London Road, Uckfield.

Wealden District Council has refused the following planning application:

  • Two storey rear extension at 20 Keld Avenue, Uckfield.

Wealden told the town council the reasons for refusal were:

“The application introduces an inappropriate extension in terms of size, scale and design and in close proximity to the boundary with the neighbouring property.

“Given the north-south manner in which the houses are situated, the proposal would be visually overbearing and harmful to the amenities of the occupiers at the neighbouring property as it is currently.”

Members of the plans committee present at the meeting:

Cllr Barry Mayhew, vice-chairman, Independent, New Town
Cllr Keith Everett, Independent, Ridgewood
Cllr Donna French, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Chris Macve, Trust Independent, Uckfield North


Cllr James Anderson, chairman, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town
Cllr Jackie Love, Trust Independent, Uckfield North

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