Seven homes plan for Moorings, Buxted

Seven homes could be built in the grounds of Moorings, in Buxted High Street, if plans before Wealden Council are approved.

Moorings is in High Street, Buxted, on the A272. It is in the centre of the Google Earth image, where you can see a swimming pool, close to the house, with a dark blue cover.

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.

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