A planning application has been submitted for a major housing development at the Orchid Riding Centre in Crowborough.
The site is adjacent to other developments on Walshes Road, that are under construction or have planning permission.
Up to 150 homes could be built on the 15 acre site, including 35% (52) affordable homes.
The land is currently occupied by a former riding school, small garage business, three residential dwellings and grass paddocks.
As part the development, The Wates Group will widen the existing pavement to provide safer access towards the railway station (via Mount Pleasant) and the town centre.
The existing public right of way will be improved and there will be a green ‘spine’ of open space stretching North-South through the site, linking to Walshes Park.
There will be a children’s play area and a “Trim Trail” outdoor exercise area.
The developer accepts that transport will be a key concern for local residents as well as local Councillors. However their consultants argue cumulative traffic impact will be slight and well below the ‘severe’ threshold which is grounds for refusal in the National Planning Policy Framework.
The public have until 29th May to comment on the plans: WD/2020/0734/MAO.