The entrance to Temple Grove, Herons Ghyll, where there are plans to turn stables into homes.

Plans to convert Temple Grove stables, near Uckfield, to homes

Plans have been submitted to turn stables at Temple Grove, Herons Ghyll, near Uckfield into five homes.

The stables are on a private road in the grounds of the former Temple Grove Preparatory School, just off the A26 between Uckfield and Crowborough.

Permission was given in 2006 for the stables to be converted to office use, with “minor alterations” to the external appearance.

The stable block, build around 1878 is U-shaped with the open side of the development facing east, away from Crowborough Road. It is north-east of the entrance lodge.

The main house is Grade 2 listed and because the stable block is within its curtilage it is also listed.

Documents submitted with the planning application say that while the stable block is “not a particularly strong example of architecture” of its mid-Victorian era it does have historical importance.

Alterations to convert the building into five homes would include making alterations to the external envelope of the building, adding windows, garden access doors and some conservation-style roof lights.

A decision on the planning application will be made by Wealden District Council.

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