Key components of the 1,000 homes site to the south and west of Uckfield have been set out by developers in a planning application.
Wealden District Council is now considering what is termed as a “major application with environmental assessment for the Ridgewood Farm site.
The long-awaited proposal, described as an urban extension, comprises:
- Up to 1,000 additional homes
- A two-form entry primary school and early years facility
- Community use
- Health provision
- Leisure and
- Employment space.
The application also envisages new and enhanced paths and cycle routes, open spaces and car parking, including replacement provision for existing lay-bys to be removed from the A22 and vehicle access.
Provision for a significant area of green space, to divert residents from using the Ashdown Forest, is also included.
The applicant is Welbeck Land. At one time it was thought the planning application could have been made last autumn.