Public meeting about future development of Uckfield

A public meeting is to be held in Uckfield on Saturday, March 7, seeking views of townspeople about the future development of the town.

Toby Aldred's winning logo design for the Uckfield Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Toby Aldred’s winning logo design for the Uckfield Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

The Uckfield Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is looking beyond current development plans, such as the regeneration of the town centre and building of 1,000 homes.

The steering group is made up of volunteers and the proposals they draw up following the consultation will be presented at another public meeting. Different options will be voted on in a referendum.

When complete the plan will have legal weight as the district council determines planning applications. It will last for 20 years.

The steering group has already carried out a review of where Uckfield is at the moment, set up a website and social media pages to publicise its work and holds regular meetings. Minutes can be seen here.

The public meeting on March 7 will be held at the Civic Centre between 11am and 3pm and maps will be provided for people to mark on them the areas and buildings that are important to them and to discuss their views about the town on themes including housing, social infrastructure, environment, sustainability and design quality, transport and infrastructure, and retail and economy.

There will also be an area for children and young people with activities including colouring pictures of town buildings, drawing their favourite buildings and showing what they like about Uckfield.

“We want families to come along to this meeting and get involved. It is important for us to listen to the views of young people too,” said steering group member Madeleine Judge.

Refreshments will be available free of charge.

More from the steering committee:

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