Plan to extend Manor Park house – before it is even built

A new two-bedroom house on the Manor Park estate, Uckfield, is set to be extended – even before it is built.

Permission was given last year to build the property on land adjacent to 72 Tower Ride.

Planning approval is now being sought to increase the size of the house and create an extra bedroom.

The house and car parking remain in the same position as to the approved scheme.

Uckfield Town Council plans committee considered the application on Tuesday (January 3) and resolved to object to the application.

Garden estate

Members opposed the original application and reiterated their objections on the grounds of over-development, infilling and increased parking problems.

Deputy town mayor, Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town, said the committee should stick to its principles of opposing infilling on the Manor Park estate.

“We have a principle of not wishing to impinge on the open plan nature of the garden estate, which was an award-winning feature when it was built,” he said.

Beauty salon welcome

The committee also agreed to support the following applications:

  • Single-storey extension at 72 New Town, Uckfield
  • Change of use from a shop to a beauty salon at 111 High Street, Uckfield.

Committee chairman, Cllr James Anderson, Trust Independent, Uckfield North, welcomed a business taking over the premises formerly used by the Clockery at 111 High Street.

It was an area, he said, where they had seen quite a few commercial premises converted to residential in recent times.

Members have also agreed to support an application for a two-storey extension at 22 Keld Avenue, Uckfield. The decision was taken in accordance with rules in place for planning applications to be considered outside the committee’s normal cycle of meetings.

Wealden District Council determines planning applications.

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