Seven homes could be built in the grounds of Moorings, in Buxted High Street, if plans before Wealden Council are approved.
A previous proposal for eight homes on the site was refused at appeal in July last year. The new application is said to take into account the appeal inspector’s criticisms by:
- Responding to the character and architectural language of Buxted Village
- Maintaining the building line on High Street
- Reducing the density of the proposed development to ensure greater separation between properties and from the boundary
- Screening the access road from neighbouring properties.
- See a previous Uckfield News story about the inspector’s comments when the other application was refused: Planning inspector refuses permission for eight new homes in Buxted High Street.
A statement with the planning application says: “A well considered, less dense development, which descends through the site with a sensitive approach to the architecture of Buxted, would provide a wholly appropriate development for the locality.”
Proposals show access running between Moorings and one of the proposed new homes, passing two semi-detached homes on one side and a detached home on the other, to three detached homes at the bottom.
Five of the houses would have four bedrooms, and the two semi-detached homes would have three bedrooms.
Details of the planning application (number WD/2020/0748/F), and images depicting the new development, can be found on the Wealden website after accepting terms and conditions.