Land where 12 new homes could be built at the entrance to the former Grampian site at Five Ash Down.

Plans for 12 more homes on former Grampian site approved

Updated on December 6

Plans for more homes to be built at the former Grampian site at Five Ash Down have been approved by Wealden District Council planning committee north.

Our original story published in advance of the committee meeting stated:

Plans to build homes on land at Five Ash Down, which was previously earmarked for employment use, look set to be approved.

Wealden Council’s planning committee, north, is being told in a report that despite being advertised the site has not been attractive to developers and now has outline planning permission for residential development.

The acre of land is next to a road accessing an estate on the former Grampian food factory site. The outline planning permission is for 13 homes but the latest proposals are for 12. They will be considered by councillors on Thursday, November 17.


Ashdown Place is the name of the new estate on the former Grampian factory site.

The Highway Authority had recommended refusal of the previous scheme because of the proposed parking provision but Wealden councillors are now being told the development is considered to have an acceptable means of access and will provide sufficient parking.

If approved the development would include three five-bedroom homes, six with three bedrooms, one with two bedrooms and two would be flats with two bedrooms. Four of the properties would be affordable, a three-bedroom house, a two-bedroom house, and the two flats.

Seven garages are proposed, along with 14 allocated parking spaces and five visitor spaces, giving a total of 26 spaces.

The report to councillors says that overall the development “would make a significant contribution to the housing needs within the district”, and it is considered that the detailed design is of a high standard, not at odds with the prevailing character in the development site.

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