Proposal for 26 homes off Western Road

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Update: This application will be considered by the Planning Committee on 15th October. The Planning Officer is recommending approval. You can read his report and watch the committee meeting live from 10.30am.


Wealden District Council have received a planning application from Millwood Designer Homes Ltd to build 26 homes in woodland opposite Jarvis Brook School.

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The 4½ acre site is at the junction of Western Road and Hadlow Down Road, with access off Tubwell Lane. The homes will be a mix of apartments, chalet bungalows, terraced houses and town houses.

The applicant proposes the following mix of sizes:

  • 4 x one-bedroomed apartments
  • 6 x two-bedroom apartments
  • 5 x two-bedroom houses
  • 7 x three-bedroom houses
  • 4 x four-bedroom houses

Following policy there will be 35% affordable housing. Parking will be provided for 84 vehicles. The applicant proposes to build a 12-space car park for the primary school staff to use. The properties will be constructed using tradition materials: brick with clay hanging tiles on the upper stories and timber weatherboarding.

The public have until 24th July to submit their comments for consideration by the planning authority: WD/2020/0893/MAJ.

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