Snatts Road: Objections to homes plan

Plans to build four houses on a site along Snatts Road, Uckfield, have received a setback.

The town council has objected to the project and informed Wealden District Council of its concerns.

Wealden, which makes the decision on the application, has been told by town councillors that the land is “outside the town’s development boundary”.

Members were also concerned that the homes could breach the strategic gap between Uckfield and Maresfield.

The scheme is for two semi-detached and two detached homes. See our earlier story here


Councillors also had road safety concerns – the access to the site at this point is in a derestricted piece of road – and felt neighbouring properties would be overlooked because of the gradient of the land.

Uckfield Town Council plans committee chairman, Cllr Chris Macve, said: “I think there is a problem with vehicular access. I think it is a very dangerous piece of road they are planning to come out on. Traffic could be doing up to 60mph. There are ends on either side of the application site.

Development boundary

“It is also outside the development boundary of the town.”

Cllr Duncan Bennett added: “With it being outside the development boundary on the northwest side of the town, we have to be very aware of that boundary being part of the strategic gap between us and Maresfield parish.

“I have concerns this may be in the strategic gap.”

Cllr Spike Mayhew said councillors should take account of objections from residents which included the overlooking issue.

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