Uckfield council supports plans to turn offices into flats

Update on Sunday, 21, 2011: The plan for 39 New Town was refused by Wealden Council.

Uckfield town councillors have supported plans to turn offices on the first floor of number 39 New Town into two flats.

At a meeting of the plans committee on Monday, January 17, Mr Robin Marten of Marten Properties told members the office space had been unoccupied for some time and it seemed it was not wanted and was thought uneconomical.

He said the accommodation would be on a 'to let' basis and the flats were in town and convenient for people who did not have transport of their own.

Read our earlier story about the planning application.

* Councillors also conditionally supported plans to extend the time limit for starting work on 146 homes on land at Harlands Farm, north of Mallard Drive.

They were concerned about site services, traffic management, the width of access via the emergency exist from the hospital should Framfield Road be blocked and about Harlands School being at full capacity.

* Members of the plans committee also resolved to support plans to change the use of a ground floor shop/office at 218 High Street, Uckfield, to a tea room. Update on Sunday, February 20, 2011: Wealden Council approved the plan.

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