Uckfield councillors object to plans for nine homes in Regency Close

White Gates which could be demolished to make way for nine new homes. Uckfield councillors have objected to the proposals.

Uckfield Town Council has objected to plans for nine homes following demolition of a house in Regency Close, Uckfield.

Members of the planning committee say proposals for the site of White Gates represent overdevelopment.

They say increased traffic would be detrimental to the safe access and egress from Manor House Court and that a ‘parking court’ for 20 vehicles mentioned on a drawing is in fact private property belonging to the resident of Manor House Court.


Councillors say it is used for access to the garages, and signage states no parking opposite the garages.

They add increased traffic would exacerbate parking problems on the road and cause concern for the safety of pedestrians and drivers.

And they are worried about how emergency vehicles would access the development as the only access would be via Regency Close.


Councillors also raise concern about privacy and noise disturbance saying it could cause loss of privacy into the ground floor bedroom window of Flat 2, Brewer Place, and loss of privacy, noise, and disturbance to Flat 4 on the first floor which faces the site.

They add that the plan is not clear on how construction vehicles will access a turning leading to the current property The White House.

“The road runs in front of the boundary to Manor House Court, with a hedge at the boundary on the right. Any lorries entering there will have difficulty turning in,” say councillors.


They want Wealden Council to ensure that full consultation takes place with neighbouring properties and that all properties with a right of way over the part of the road up to the garages have been informed of the application.

There’s more information about this planning application in another Uckfield News story here: Nine homes could be built on Regency Close site.

The response from councillors was made outside the usual cycle of planning meetings because of the date that had to be met.

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