This application was discussed at the planning committee on 10th February. Councillors deferred making a decision until representations were made to East Sussex Highways about extending the 30mph zone East along Eridge Road past the entrance to the proposed development (8 to 3 vote).
(The application to build a further 71 dwellings at Walsh Manor Farm was approved).
You can view a video of the meeting (agenda items 8 and 9):
Original article (30th January):
An application to build up to 119 houses and flats on land adjacent to Goldsmiths Recreation Ground in Crowborough will be considered by councillors on the planning committee next week.
The proposed development, north of the A26 Eridge Road and next to the miniature railway and caravan site, is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The site is outside the development boundary for Crowborough, however the boundary has already been breached to build other houses in Crowborough.
In recent years the fun fair, which comes to town in September at the time of the carnival, has used part of the site.
The original application for 139 dwellings was submitted in 2017. Historic England strongly objected due to the proximity of the development to Luxford Farmhouse. A revised layout, moving the properties further away from the Grade II Listed building and reducing the number of dwellings, was submitted by the developers Fairfax Acquisitions Limited.
The site would be accessed via a new T-junction off the A26, between Eridge Gardens and The Farthings. East Sussex Highways have no objection to the development.
Wealden District Council are currently unable to demonstrate a five year housing land supply as required to by the National Planning Policy Framework.
The development includes 35% affordable housing, together with custom and self build plots.
Major Crowborough Schemes
The application for outline planning permission will be considered on Thursday 6th February in Hailsham. The meeting starts at 10.30am and is open to the public.
Also on the agenda for the same meeting are other applications in Crowborough and Rotherfield. An application for 71 additional dwellings off Walshes Road (Ref: WD/2019/0641/MAO) will be considered and the design and layout of the homes to be built at Jordan’s Nursery on Blackness Road (Ref: WD/2016/1677/MAO).