Proposals for more than 50 new homes in Five Ash Down

Consultation is expected to begin next month on a new scheme to build between 50 and 100 homes on land in Five Ash Down.

The homes could be built behind 71/72 Coopers Row according to minutes of a Buxted Parish Council planning committee.

Three councillors who met with the development company Hadley and associated architects Lewandowski Willcox and said the architects had “clearly taken a lot of trouble to design the scheme in order that it not only maintains landscape views from the existing properties, but would also provide a much required village green for Five Ash Down”.

The minutes say dwellings within the scheme are a mix of  both entry level and elderly care accommodation.

They go on to say: “Councillors explained that following the disappointment of the Grampian site, local residents are most likely to be sceptical with regards to the provision of a village green and will no doubt be concerned at the amount of traffic that will be generated from the development.”

The parish council pointed out that Buxted Parish had already been allocated suitable numbers of housing to fulfil its criteria up to 2026, with Five Ash Down taking the most via the Grampian site development.

But the minutes say that as part of Wealden Council preferred consultation methods developers are encouraged to initiate discussions and consultations with councils and residents before engaging in the formal planning process.

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