New plan to build 55 homes in Wivelsfield Green

DM15026711a.jpg Wivelsfield Green residents against development. Showing the field behind South Road. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150519-160632008
DM15026711a.jpg Wivelsfield Green residents against development. Showing the field behind South Road. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150519-160632008

A new application to build 55 homes in Wivelsfield Green, will be made in the next couple of days.

Wates Developments is in the final stages of its application process in its aim to build on land at South Road, in Wivelsfield Green.

The application comes after fierce opposition from residents during the developer’s public exhibition on its plans last month.

A Wates Developments spokesman said it was in its final stages of the process and its application will be available to view on line in a matter of days.

He said : “Following a strong response to our public consultation we have taken on board comments made by the local community and have submitted an outline application for up to 55 much needed new family homes on land at South Road Wivelsfield Green.

“The scheme will make a positive contribution towards the provision of housing within the village, including the delivery of 40% affordable homes for local people and over a hectare of open space for the use of future residents and the community.”

Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes, is campaigning to ensure the area is not filled with unsustainable housing. She has told MP Brandon Lewis, minister for housing and planning, that developers were rushing to get permission for applications before local authorities have implemented neighbourhood plans. She said Mr Lewis was looking into the issue.

Wivelsfield Parish Council has submitted its neighbourhood plan to Lewes District Council for assessment with the aim to implement it in Autumn.

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