Homes to be built next to primary school


Full planning permission has been granted for 21 new homes to be built next to Handcross Primary School.

The application, which was recommended for approval, was unanimously granted by Mid Sussex District Council’s District Planning Committee earlier today (September 7).

The site is part of a wider development that was granted outline consent on appeal by the Secretary of State for 75 new homes and a 60-bed care home.

The reserved matters submitted for the 75 new homes was also granted at the meeting.

This application represents the area that was previously developed for the care home.

The full application for the 21 new homes includes nine affordable homes, having increased from three originally.

Planning officers argued that this was a ‘significant weight’ and said the application was ‘achievable’ and there were no ‘diverse impacts’.

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