Residents’ parking project at North Row, Uckfield

Plans to take in a piece of “public open space” land into a residential curtilage are before Wealden District Council.

Planning permission is being sought to use the land adjacent to 22 Hughes Way and 11-15 North Row, Uckfield.

The application is made by Alistair Sandell, Philip Norris and Mrs Eugene Roberts, all of North Row.

A statement in support of the proposal said: “We all wish to respect the character and ambience of the Row.

Parking a continual problem

“Parking is a continual problem in the Row and it is hoped that by creating two dedicated car parking spaces, this will in some way alleviate the issue.

“The car parking spaces will be for the use of property numbers 14 and 15 North Row.

“Virtually the full extent of the existing sandstone block and brick wall, currently forming part of the northern boundary, will remain in place.”

Town council land is in process of being sold

Last night’s (September 1) Uckfield Town Council plans committee just noted the application because it still owns the land, although a sale is in process but has not been completed.

At the end of May, the council’s environment and leisure committee resolved to sell the land to Mr A. Sandell for £10,000. Councillors asked for a “planning appreciation” clause to be included in the disposal document.

*The committee also supported a plan for a front porch, internal alterations to top floor together with a roof window at 67 Baxendale Way, Uckfield.

Recommendations on plans that fell outside its normal committee cycle:

The plans committee supports the following applications –

*16 Horsted Square, Brambleside, Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield – retrospective application for a change of use of unit 16 from class B1 (business) to a mixed class B1 (business)/ B8 (storage or distribution) use and construction of an extension within the existing overhang.

*NatWest, 49 High Street, Uckfield –  upgrade internal layout of bank branch to meet requirements. Upgrade to DDA compliant access. New internal window merchandising.

*21 Hughes Way, Uckfield – erection of a single storey rear extension.

*25 Scarletts Close, Uckfield – ground floor rear extension with minor amendments to existing internal floor layout.

The council has objected to a plan at 46 Selby Road, Uckfield, for a two storey rear extension. They believe the plan is an “over-development and not in keeping with the area”.

Decisions on planning applications are made by Wealden District Council.

Plans committee members present at the meeting were

Chair: Cllr James Anderson, Trust Independent, North
Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town
Cllr Mick Dean, Trust Independent, New Town
Cllr Donna French, Trust Independent, North
Cllr Jackie Love, Trust Independent, North
Cllr Barry Mayhew, Liberal Democrat, New Town

Apologies for absence:

Vice-chair: Cllr Chris Macve, Trust Independent, North

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