Phase 2 of the Development


The planning application for Brook View has now been submitted. Catesby have applied to build up to 130 houses.

They propose a mix of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bed dwellings. In line with planning policy, 35% will be affordable housing.

The public have until 12th June to submit their comments on the planning authority’s website (Ref: WD/2020/0596/MAO):

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Original article from Feb 2020

Two additional housing developments are on the cards to the south of Crowborough.

The first is being called “Brook View”. The site is between Luxford Road and Mount Pleasant. It is for 125 homes and is Phase 2 of the development granted planning permission in August 2018. Access will be from the proposed new roundabout on Walshes Road. Catesby Estates will be giving a presentation to the Town Council’s Planning & Development Committee about the development on Monday (17th February) at 7.30pm.

The second development is for 163 homes at Orchid Riding Stables off Walshes Road. Wates Developments have asked the planning authority for a Screening Opinion (Ref: WD/2020/6502/SO), this is the process to determine if there are any environmental impacts of a proposed project.

In recent years up to 339 dwellings have already been granted planning permission on land off Walshes Road:

  • Nightingales 160 dwellings at Walsh Manor Farm (WD/2014/1565/MEA).
  • Redevelopment of Recycling Centre off Nightingales – 6 houses granted on appeal (WD/2018/0148/F). Application pending to increase this to 8 (WD/2019/2640/F).
  • Outline planning permission for up to 100 dwellings north of Walshes Road (WD/2017/0615/MAO). Developer Catesby is saying the number of homes that will be built is 85.
  • 71 dwellings at land adjacent to Walsh Manor Farm (WD/2019/0641/MAO) – granted outline planning permission just last week.


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  1. Crowborough is a old town with narrow lanes I’ve lived here for ten years the inferstructure is narrow lanes water supply is years old with all the new home and no expansion of water supply roads are in a terrible state of repair doctors Working very hard but more people will make it worse school are crowded we need affordable housing not four beds lots of local kid have to move out of the area build affordable rented properties wages in the area are low so give local a chance to stay where they were born

  2. I have lived in Crowborough for over 40 years have seen a lot of new houses build with no more doctors surgery or schools or any upgrade of inferstufer l appose the new buildings being built .

  3. I have studied all the consultants responses and feedback from the public.
    Personally I agree with the proposal as a whole. This area needs more housing stock as it helps keep overall property prices at a reasonable level, simple supply and demand.
    The most common objections most refer to the current roads not being suitable for the new housing, but these matters are all addressed in the already agreed s106.
    Others are concerned about other public infrastructure such as schools and healthcare, all of these are funded by the volume of people who register to use them so they will grow with demand.
    I appreciate the terms agreed in the s106 also address the conservation of the Ashdown Forrest as it is such a precious resource.
    I hope this application is approved as it will provide much needed housing, help to protect the surrounding area and be a great boost to the local economy.


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