Uplands Court, Uckfield, which is to be demolished to make way for new homes.

Proposals for 21 new homes in Uckfield to go on show

Proposals for 21 houses and flats to be built on the site of Uplands Court on the corner of The Drive and Cambridge Way in Uckfield are to go on show next month.

They have been drawn up by Orbit South, a social housing provider, and are to be displayed at The Green Room, Uckfield Civic Centre, on Wednesday, May 15, from 3-7pm.

The consultation is being held in advance of the submission of a planning application to Wealden District Council.

More information, including drawings, can be seen on the Uckfield Town Council website.

Orbit South owns Uplands and plans to redevelop the site “for new affordable housing to meet an identified housing need”.

The proposal is for four residential blocks, each of two storeys.

There would be nine three-bedroom houses, four two bedroom houses, two two-bedroom maisonettes and four one-bedroom flats.

There are 22 flats in the current building which would be demolished.

Access would remain from Cambridge Way, leading to a parking court. Four houses would have off-street parking for one car.

Each house would have a private rear garden and there would be communal gardens for the benefit of all residents.

The document on the town council website says: “The new buildings are designed to be in keeping with the local area. The buildings are to be two storeys with pitched, gable roofs (the three-bedroom houses will utilise the roof space and additionally have roof-lights facing the street and modest-sized dormer windows to the rear.”

* Moves to redevelop the Uplands Court site originally included plans for 25 new homes. See our story carried in June 2012: Uckfield’s Uplands Court to be demolished to make way for new homes

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