Uckfield Fish and Grill which is seeking a licence to extend opening hours

Uckfield takeaway seeks longer opening hours

Uckfield Fish and Grill takeaway in the High Street is seeking permission to extend its opening hours.

The takeaway is asking Wealden District Council for a licence to serve up to 1am.

On Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and bank holiday it wishes to remain open until 2am.

Members of the town council plans committee decided last night (February 6) to “note” the application.

Deputy town mayor, Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town, recalled that the Charcoal Grill, which previously occupied the premises, used to open until “two or three-o-clock in the morning and then they were restricted”.

He said there were other similar businesses in the town which stayed open until the early hours.

It was the first time the town council’s plans committee had considered a licence application as part of its remit.

In addition the committee considered the following planning applications, which also will be determined by Wealden council.


The Cottage, Hempstead Road

The Cottage, Hempstead Road

Members objected to an application for “reserved matters” relating to The Cottage, Hempstead Road, Uckfield.

It already has outline permission for the demolition and the replacement of the existing house and building three further dwellings.

A neighbour has reiterated objections made at the time of last year’s outline planning permission application.

In addition, the objector says the “over development of the site is even more with the addition of two stand-alone garages on plots 3 & 4, making a total of 6 buildings”.

Planning details now show four bedrooms in each property.

“This size of property will certainly add additional noise and disturbance to the neighbourhood and issues with the parking.

“People visiting the properties will be forced to park on the narrow Hempstead Road.

“With the fourth bedroom now in the roof space and Velux-type windows being proposed, there is a high impact of being overlooked for us and other neighbours,” the objector wrote to Wealden council.

The committee supported the following applications:

  • Removal of conservatory and construction of two-storey extension at 82 the Drive, Uckfield.
  • First-floor side extension to enlarge bedroom and extension to garage at 7 Claremont Rise, Uckfield.
  • Loft conversion and formation of a full-width dormer, obscure glazed side window to stairwell roof light to existing front slope of roof at 47 Keld Avenue, Uckfield
  • Removal of condition for retention of crèche/nursery at 6-7 Falmer Court, London road, Uckfield.

Members were told the following planning applications had been granted by Wealden District Council:

  • Single-storey rear addition at 218 High Street
Restrospective planning permission has been granted to the town council for its zip wire on the Ridgewood Recreation Ground

Restrospective planning permission has been granted to the town council for its zip wire on the Ridgewood Recreation Ground

  • A retrospective application by the town council for construction of a zip wire, next to the play area at Ridgewood Recreation Ground, New Road, Uckfield. See earlier story here and here
  • Part demolition and expansion of existing original ingle-storey rear kitchen
  • Non-illuminated sign to rear elevation at 65 High Street (the Co-operative Funeral Care)

After a planning appeal, a retrospective application to install a 1,500 gallon cess pool, a high-level float alarm, a wash-down area for chemical loo effluent and fresh water standpipe has been approved to Meadowside, Eastbourne Road, Uckfield.

Members of the plans committee at the meeting were:

Vice -chairman, Cllr Barry Mayhew, Independent, Ridgewood
Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town
Cllr Donna French, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Jackie Love, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Chris Macve, Trust Independent, Uckfield North


Chairman, Cllr James Anderson, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Keith Everett, Independent, Ridgewood

See also:

Inspectors heap praise on Uckfield area nursing home

Rugby club wins grant to help with pitch drainage

Uckfield students enjoy a taste of medieval life

Find local businesses in our Uckfield Directory

How to advertise on UckfieldNews.com


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