The old Meads doctors' surgery in Grange Road, Uckfield, which was demolished.

Support for sheltered housing on former Meads surgery site

Redevelopment of the former Meads surgery site in Grange Road, Uckfield, into sheltered housing is being supported by Uckfield Town Council.

Plans for building three bungalows on the site and converting an existing outbuilding are before Wealden District Council.

The application is from the Thomas Scanlan Trust. See earlier report here

Chairman of the plans committee, Cllr James Anderson (Trust Independent, Uckfield North), said the scheme was beneficial to the area and the plan was a good use of the site because sheltered housing was needed in the town.

It was pointed out the previous application for the site had been supported by the town council but had fallen because the limits on development imposed by the Ashdown Forest 7km rule, which has now been relaxed.

Last night’s meeting of the plans committee also supported the following applications:

*A first floor extension at 8 Longbury, Uckfield;

*Garage conversion and internal alterations at 109 Rocks Park Road, Uckfield;

*Change of use of Crowson House, Bolton Close, Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield. (See earlier story on this application here).

*Fenestration [windows] replacement and refurbishment at 7 Buckswood Grange, Rocks Road, Uckfield, subject to the works being in keeping and the appearance is unchanged.

Some planning applications fall outside the committee’s normal cycle of meetings with the council’s view being given by the chairman after consultation with members and consideration of any public comments.

*Change of use of a redundant shop and basement storage into a home and construction of a single storey read/side extension with internal alterations at 33 Framfield Road, Uckfield. The council supported the application which has subsequently been approved by Wealden District Council.

Members of the plans committee present at the meeting were:

Chair: Cllr James Anderson, Trust Independent, North
Vice-chair: Cllr Chris Macve, Trust Independent, North
Cllr Mick Dean, Trust Independent, New Town
Cllr Jackie Love, Trust Independent, North
Cllr Barry Mayhew, Liberal Democrat, New Town


Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town

See also:

Plans for the future of Uckfield. Housing, shopping and business estate

Read Observer’s warning on the plans

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