Plans for four new homes in Ridgewood, Uckfield

Four new homes could be built on land west of Ridgewood Manor Lodge in Lewes Road, Ridgewood.

An outline planning application, from Stuart Goldsmith Construction, before Wealden Council says the site is currently vacant scrubland within the development boundary of Uckfield.


“There is presently a shortfall of housing in the Wealden District and the provision of four residential dwellings in a sustainable location is considered to be in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and the ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’/

A full planning application for six homes on the same site was refused in May 2012.

The latest application says there would be garages and on-plot parking with each of the four homes which would provide family accommodation of up to four-bedrooms per dwelling.

Economic benefit

A design and access statement says: “The development would generate economic benefit by way of construction jobs. In addition, new residents could be of a working age population that would add to the local labour force.

“These new residents would also spend money in the local economy and generate income to local shops and businesses.”

The statement also says Uckfield is a sustainable location for residential development and the site is well located to Uckfield’s services, facilities and public transport links.

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