More houses on Blackness Road?

An application has been received by Wealden District Council seeking outline planning permission to build nine houses on Blackness Road.

The applicants, Mr and Mrs J Carruthers, want to demolish the existing property “Sandygate” and build a smaller 3-bed house, along with an additional two 3-bed detached houses and six 4-bed houses on the garden and a paddock to the rear.  In total it is intended to provide 24 car parking spaces, including car ports and visitor spaces.

Local authorities are required to demonstrate that they have a five year supply of land for housing development.  The “Design and Access Statement”, submitted with the application, argues Wealden District Council can only currently deliver 2.61 years of housing land and because of this there should be presumption in favour of sustainable development as set-out in National Planning Policy.

An application was granted in October 2016 to build 34 properties on the adjacent Jordan’s Nursery site, and this application will utilise minor modifications to improve access via Blackness Road, dictated by conditions laid down in the Jordan’s application.

Click on the following link to see the application.  Residents have until 12th September to comment (Ref: WD/2017/1732/O): www.planning.wealden.gov.uk.

3 comments on “More houses on Blackness Road?
    • Trying to find-out why, as I understood Wealden policy was for developments where there is an increase in houses of 5 or more had to provide 35% affordable housing.

    • Plenty of development planned in that area: you’d think they’d make it a priority to have at least the statutory number of affordables, as that’s what there’s a crying need for.

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