The planned development is at the end of the road in this photograph, which is off Hempstead Road, near the Cinque Ports Club

Plan to build more homes at Kings Court, Uckfield

A modern housing development in the heart of Uckfield could be extended.

Planning permission is being sought to build three, two-bedroom apartments at Kings Court, Hempstead Road.

The town council has objected to the plan which it believes would be an overdevelopment.

Parking concerns

Its plans committee also has concerns about parking.

Construction of new homes on the Kings Court site followed a comprehensive redevelopment of the area where buildings previously had a number of different uses, including a health centre, offices and motor repair garage.

A neighbour in Hempstead Rise has also objected to the application.

The planning application will be determined by Wealden District Council.

Application supported

The town council’s plans committee has supported the following applications:

  • Additional flat within the previously approved development at Oakridge House, New Town.
  • Four-bedroom house at 30 Ringles Cross, Uckfield.
  • Change of use from light industrial to leisure at unit 9, Bell Lane, Uckfield. This application relates to Isenhurst Health Club which wishes to expand.
  • Two-storey side extension at 111 Nevill Road, Uckfield, on condition the property is not made into two separate dwellings.
  • Two-storey side extension at 20 Keld Avenue, Uckfield.
  • Part demolition and expansion of original single-storey rear kitchen at 44 Selby Rise, Uckfield.

Applications opposed

The committee agreed to oppose an extension of the residential curtilage of 96 Nevill Road, Uckfield, including the removal of a brick wall and planting of a new hedge with gate.

It has also objected to development at Pax, Ringles Cross, Uckfield.

Planning permission granted

Wealden District Council has approved the following applications:

  • Change of use from retail to drinking establishment at 75 High Street, Uckfield
  • News signs at 118-120 High Street, Uckfield
  • Two-storey rear extensions at 22 Keld Avenue, Uckfield
  • Formation of access with timber gates at 106 Framfield Road, Uckfield
  • Single storey rear extension at 72 New Town, Uckfield
  • Change of use from shop to beauty salon at 111 High Street, Uckfield

A planning inspector has allowed on appeal an application to build a new three-bedroom detached house at 11 Views Wood Path, Uckfield.

The town council’s plans committee was told prior approval was not needed for the installation of communications equipment – a new column, removal of a nearby column, removal of a cabinet and installation of a new cabinet at Browns Lane/London Road, Uckfield.

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