Park Farm, Hellingly, Hailsham, East Sussex

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Resolution to grant

Following a virtual planning committee (18th June 2020), we are pleased to announce that Wealden District Council, in line with the Planning Officer’s recommendation has resolved to grant outline planning permission for 370 new homes on a 40.8 acre site known as Park Farm, Hellingly, Hailsham (HN1C).

The site also includes 35% affordable housing, extensive public open space and play areas including an extension to the existing Hellingly Country Park.

Our proposals 

  • Up to 370 homes
  • 35% affordable homes
  • Minimum 10m landscaped buffer to existing properties at Roebuck Park
  • New Linear Park along the eastern site boundary, effectively extending Hellingly Country Park
  • Onsite community open space for informal play 
  • Retention and enhancement of existing green boundaries around the site
  • Protection, enhancement and management of woodland to the north west of the site
  • Cycle and pedestrian routes within the site as well as connections onto the wider public footpath network 
  • Biodiversity opportunities through careful design and extensive landscape areas with new trees and native planting
  • Protection of the amenities of the existing residents of the nursing home
  • Consideration and protection of the nearby listed buildings

Pressure on existing infrastructure

Land to the north of Hailsham has been identified as a strategic location for growth and is proposed to deliver a total of 1,529 homes between 2013 and 2028.

This allocation includes the land at Park Farm which is identified as a logical and sustainable location for new homes

Funding will be made available via Section 106 contributions.  CIL receipts from the development will also be available to fund improvements for education, highways, public transport, green infrastructure, environmental improvements and leisure/community facilities.

The proposals include the provision on 3.81ha of on-site open space, this will be a combination of formal equipped areas of play and informal recreational areas.  The illustrative masterplan also indicates a network of dedicated pedestrian and cycle routes throughout the site. This is as a result of comments received by Hellingly Parish Council and Hailsham Town Council. 

About this site

Catesby Estates plc has entered into an agreement to promote land at Park Farm, Hailsham, Hellingly.

The two greenfield land parcels total 139.1 acres, and lie within the administrative area of Wealden District Council and have potential for new homes, affordable housing and community facilities including sports pitches and allotments. 

The sites are within an established residential area with a range of services and facilities within walking distance.  Both sites are identified as draft allocations which form part of Hailsham North (HN1) in the emerging Wealden Local Plan.

The in-house planning and technical teams will be now be working with the council and other local stakeholders, to bring these sites forward for new homes along with a range of community facilities as outlined in policy recommendations.

Struggling to get on the housing ladder?

Are you struggling to get on the housing ladder to buy your own home, or on the Local Council Housing Register?

Be the first to hear the latest news on our Affordable Homes by emailing us at:

info@catesbyestates.co.uk or filling in our comment form on this page.

We are keen to hear from young professionals and key workers who are looking to get on the housing ladder in Hellingly.

Resolution to grant

Following a virtual planning committee (18th June 2020), we are pleased to announce that Wealden District Council, in line with the Planning Officer’s recommendation has resolved to grant outline planning permission for 370 new homes on a 40.8 acre site known as Park Farm, Hellingly, Hailsham (HN1C).

The site also includes 35% affordable housing, extensive public open space and play areas including an extension to the existing Hellingly Country Park.

Our proposals 

  • Up to 370 homes
  • 35% affordable homes
  • Minimum 10m landscaped buffer to existing properties at Roebuck Park
  • New Linear Park along the eastern site boundary, effectively extending Hellingly Country Park
  • Onsite community open space for informal play 
  • Retention and enhancement of existing green boundaries around the site
  • Protection, enhancement and management of woodland to the north west of the site
  • Cycle and pedestrian routes within the site as well as connections onto the wider public footpath network 
  • Biodiversity opportunities through careful design and extensive landscape areas with new trees and native planting
  • Protection of the amenities of the existing residents of the nursing home
  • Consideration and protection of the nearby listed buildings

Pressure on existing infrastructure

Land to the north of Hailsham has been identified as a strategic location for growth and is proposed to deliver a total of 1,529 homes between 2013 and 2028.

This allocation includes the land at Park Farm which is identified as a logical and sustainable location for new homes

Funding will be made available via Section 106 contributions.  CIL receipts from the development will also be available to fund improvements for education, highways, public transport, green infrastructure, environmental improvements and leisure/community facilities.

The proposals include the provision on 3.81ha of on-site open space, this will be a combination of formal equipped areas of play and informal recreational areas.  The illustrative masterplan also indicates a network of dedicated pedestrian and cycle routes throughout the site. This is as a result of comments received by Hellingly Parish Council and Hailsham Town Council. 

About this site

Catesby Estates plc has entered into an agreement to promote land at Park Farm, Hailsham, Hellingly.

The two greenfield land parcels total 139.1 acres, and lie within the administrative area of Wealden District Council and have potential for new homes, affordable housing and community facilities including sports pitches and allotments. 

The sites are within an established residential area with a range of services and facilities within walking distance.  Both sites are identified as draft allocations which form part of Hailsham North (HN1) in the emerging Wealden Local Plan.

The in-house planning and technical teams will be now be working with the council and other local stakeholders, to bring these sites forward for new homes along with a range of community facilities as outlined in policy recommendations.

Struggling to get on the housing ladder?

Are you struggling to get on the housing ladder to buy your own home, or on the Local Council Housing Register?

Be the first to hear the latest news on our Affordable Homes by emailing us at:

info@catesbyestates.co.uk or filling in our comment form on this page.

We are keen to hear from young professionals and key workers who are looking to get on the housing ladder in Hellingly.

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