Following a Section 73 Application to increase the number of new homes from 85 to 100, we are pleased to announce that Wealden District Council Planning Committee North resolved to grant planning permission for our site on land north of Walshes Road, Crowborough.
An outline planning application was originally submitted by Catesby in March 2017 for a residential development of up to 100 homes, including 35% affordable housing and public open space located outside the AONB. Following a planning committee in August 2018 a condition was imposed to restrict development to 85 dwellings as a result of Wealden’s approach to planning applications in the context of the Ashdown Forest. This approach has since changed following the Inspector’s examination of the now withdrawn Local Plan.
The application was recommended for approval by Planning Officers, with the case for the removal of the condition being compelling to enable the site to fully realise its potential for development in order to contribute towards remedying the housing shortage in the area.
This application and the original outline application was led by Dawn Adams, Catesby’s Planning Manager, who is also overseeing our phase 2 application which is currently awaiting determination for a further 130 homes on an adjoining site known as Brook View.