A planning application has been submitted to demolish Heatherbank, currently occupied by Beacon Travel, and the adjacent Peonies from Pluto. In place, a four storey block would be constructed, with two replacement retail units on the ground floor, with seven flats above.
It is understood the current businesses will be offered first refusal to take the retail units.
Six of the flats on the middle floors will have one bedroom. There would be a larger two-bedroom apartment on the top floor.
Two semi-detached houses would also be built on land further up the alleyway behind Heatherbank, currently used by Crowborough Cabs. The houses will be three storeys and each have three bedrooms. The proposed houses and flats would be separated by a parking area.
Previously the applicants have applied for permission to build a block of 10 flats on the land behind Heatherbank (see “Raised eyebrows” no parking provided).
Although the principle of the redevelopment of the site was agreed, there was disagreement over the form, and the application was withdrawn. ThereWD/2021/0224/O Design and Access Statement
were a number of matters of concern, and the accompanying application seeks to address those.
Permission has already been granted to build three Town Houses on adjacent land behind Johnsons Dry Cleaners.
The public have until 20th April to comment, see planning application (Ref: WD/2021/0224/O).
Correction – When first published the article wrongly called the travel agency “Broadway Travel”.