9-home Blackboys improvement refused | SussexWorld

9-home Blackboys improvement refused | SussexWorld

On Thursday (August 18), Wealden District Council’s Planning Committee North turned down an software in search of permission to construct 9 homes on land to the west of the Blackboys Recreation Grounds, off of the B2102.

Planners had already granted define permission to construct as much as seven homes on the identical land, however refused one other nine-home scheme because of considerations about its structure and design.

In accordance with the developer, the revised scheme sought to beat the earlier causes for refusal by a revised structure. They argued these adjustments, which took under consideration feedback from a dismissed attraction, ought to make the scheme acceptable.

Whereas this view was shared by planning officers, who had beneficial it’s accredited, the committee felt the scheme’s design and structure remained unacceptable.

Proposing refusal, Cllr Bob Standley (Con, Frant and Wadhurst) stated: “The applicant has an extant permission for seven [houses] and I’m not fairly certain why they’ve come again for 9. That’s their determination, however it’s a dangerous design.

“Because the parish council stated, it is a linear improvement. It’s pointless, it’s a bit Legoland and a ‘not objectionable design’ [as it was described by officers] is pretty faint reward.”

The committee additionally raised considerations in regards to the influence of the scheme on the native sewerage community and whether or not there could be satisfactory capability for the extra homes.

As with different current choices, the committee additionally criticised Southern Water for the quantity of data it had supplied in reference to the scheme.

Finally the scheme was refused on a unanimous vote.