Council refuses homes by Tesco superstore

The planning application was discussed at a planning committee meeting last Monday (February 13)
The planning application was discussed at a planning committee meeting last Monday (February 13)

A planning application to build 48 new homes next to Burgess Hill’s Tesco superstore has been refused by Burgess Hill Town Council.

The application was discussed at a planning committee meeting last Monday (February 13).

CALA Homes submitted the application to Mid Sussex District Council for land to the west of Hammonds Ridge last year – however concerns involved the proposed three-storey flats and extra traffic.

The initial application was for 67 homes.

Andrew Barrett-Miles, leader of the council, said: “The public were concerned over the development so the council was concerned too.

“The plan was also not contrary to one of the policies in the National Planning Policy Framework – as there are no other three-storey flats in the area.”

The application has now been passed on to Mid Sussex District Council for consideration.

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