Plan for ten flats in Burgess Hill could get go-ahead

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Mid Sussex District Council has been asked to give the go-ahead to plans to demolish a Burgess Hill warehouse and replace it with a block of ten flats.

The application, for the Expresslube (UK) Ltd site, in Victoria Road, will go before the planning committee tomorrow (August 30), with a recommendation to approve.

The block will be 3.5 storeys high, with the top floor set back.

The application includes an undercroft for 13 cars, as well as bin and bicycle storage.

There was one objection to the plan, from the joint-owners of a neighbouring business, raising concerns about noise, the impact the development would have on the structure of their building, residents being able to look into their meeting room, and the potential loss of a private right of way on the land.

Burgess Hill Town Council also recommended that the application be refused.

The report stated that applicant Chris Roos, of Expresslube (UK) Ltd, had ‘indicated a willingness’ to make more than £70,000 of Section 106 infrastructure contributions.

The money has been earmarked for projects including: upgrading the changing facilities at Fairfield Recreation Ground, improving the play equipment in Woodpecker Crescent, and improving the 5th Burgess Hill scout hut.

The committee will meet in the Council Chambers in Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, at 7pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.