Plans for Cuckfield pub conversion withdrawn

The White Harte Inn, Cuckfield
The White Harte Inn, Cuckfield

Plans for a pub dating back to the 17th century to be turned into houses has been withdrawn.

Plans for a pub dating back to the 17th century to be turned into houses has been withdrawn.

Proposals to convert the White Harte Inn in South Street, Cuckfield, into two houses were submitted to Mid Sussex District Council in October.

But the plans have been withdrawn – which could mean there are new buyers from the Hall and Woodhouse pub.

Jim Ayling, who was landlord of the pub in October, told the Middy: “We are here as long as we want to stay here. Hall and Woodhouse applied for planning permission because no one was interested in buying the pub.

“Once we leave, unless someone comes up with the money to buy it, then it will become houses. It has been in the pipeline for a while.It’s future is dependant on someone buying it as a pub.”

Cuckfield Parish Council said they were contacted by individuals keen by the building and keep it as a public house.