Decision on major development near Haywards Heath deferred

Residents campaigning about the development
Residents campaigning about the development

Lewes planners have asked for more information before making a decision on plans for a major development near Haywards Heath.

Lewes District Council planners had been expected to consider proposals to develop a greenfield site to the south of Haywards Heath at a meeting yesterday (August 29).

However the decision was deferred to a later meeting as officers seek further information from developers.

As the site lies on the border of both Mid Sussex and Lewes district councils, developers have submitted identical applications to each planning authority.

The majority of the site has already been granted outline planning permission, with Mid Sussex District Council approving plans to build up to 375 houses on the Hurst Farm site in Hurstwood Lane earlier this month.

Lewes planners had been expected to make a decision on the remainder of the site last Wednesday, which includes an allotment site as well as part of a proposed graveyard.

Part of a proposed primary school site also lies within the Lewes planning boundary.

The planning committee is expected to consider the application at its next meeting.

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