Planners approve amended housing scheme


Amended proposals for housing in Steel Cross have been approved by Wealden planners, following a recent deferral.

The amended layout agreed by the Committee

Today (Thursday 30th), Wealden District Council’s Planning Committee North again considered plans to build four homes on garden land adjacent to a property known as Hodges in Eridge Road.

The scheme had previously been considered at a meeting earlier the same month, during which Councillors deferred their decision due to concerns about the scale and size of the scheme.

Following this deferral, the applicant submitted an amended version of the plans, reducing the size of two of the four properties from five-bedroom houses to three-bedroom chalet bungalows.

The Committee had also raised concerns about the loss of trees from the site. These concerns were addressed through a change in layout, which will see the retention of an additional tree. The developer has also agreed to new planting as part of the scheme.

Officers said these changes would reduce the impact of the development on the host property and surrounding area and (as with the previous scheme) had recommended approval.

Overall, the Committee was satisfied with the changes and voted to approve the scheme on a majority vote.

For further information see the application (Ref: WD/2022/2352/F) on the Wealden District Council’s website.


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