Potential housing sites identified

Sites with potential for housing development in Uckfield have been revealed by Wealden Council.

The council has assessed land in towns and villages across the district and the results are published today. A link to the full report is added below.

Sites considered in Uckfield range from a green amenity area on the Hempstead Fields estate to more than 80 hectares of land at Ridgewood Farm, Lewes Road, Ridgewood, assessed with potential for 1,000 homes.

The council stresses the identification of sites as suitable does not imply the council will support their development but the information will be used to help make decisions in plans being prepared as part of the Local Development Framework.

Site specific policies and proposals are due to follow in 2011/12.

Sites assessed as suitable include:

Ridgewood Farm, Lewes Road, Ridgewood, 80.80 hectares, with potential for 1,000 homes.

Land at Horstedpond Farm, Ridgewood, 25 ha, 612 homes.

Croft House, South-West of Eastbourne Road, 4.44 ha, 178 homes

Cysleys Farm, Eastbourne Road, 10 ha, 140 homes

High Tree House, South-West of Eastbourne Road, 4.13 ha, 128 homes

Ridgewood House, Lewes Road, Ridgewood, 5.6 ha, 82 homes

Land at Thorncrest, Ridgewood, 2 ha, 49 homes

Charlwood Manor, Snatts Road, 1.2 ha, 32 homes

St Michael’s Convent, High Street, New Town 0.8 ha, 31 homes

Land below Bridge Farm Wood, Bridge Farm Road, 0.95 ha, 27 homes

Land west of Ridgewood Manor Lodge, north of Sandpits 0.56 ha, 11 homes

Sites assessed as unsuitable include:

Land at High Cross Farm, Eastbourne Road, 50.27 ha

Land at Downlands Farm, Uckfield, 18.5 ha

Copwood Farm, Rocks Road, 12.62 ha

Land opposite Old Eastbourne Road, 9 ha

Land at Hempstead Fields, Off Barnet Way, 1.69 ha

Sunview, 46 New Road, Ridgewood, 1.46 ha

Land at Rocks Park Road, 0.76 ha

Springfield, Lewes Road, Ridgewood, 0.72 ha

Framfield Lodge, Eastbourne Road, 0.45 ha

Land at the bottom of Hunters Way, 0.36 ha

Land at Harlands Farm, Mallard Drive, 0.30 ha

Rocks Park Flats, Lashbrooks Road, 0.28 ha

Read the full report on the Wealden Council website. If you scroll down the page you will find two lists containing the names of towns and villages. One is for unsuitable sites and the other for suitable. Click on the names for full details, including maps, of the sites considered.

The report also mentions sites which were suggested for assessment but discarded because they were not capable of accommodating the minimum six homes.

Sites already within the planning process are also listed, split into large sites and small sites.

See also our previous story: Housing sites being assessed





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