The developer of the HG 23 site has submitted their site for planning to Rother District Council outside of the Neighbourhood Plan process. For further details and additional documents please see the Rother District Council planning portal.
The developer of the HG 35 site has submitted their site for planning to Rother District Council outside of the Neighbourhood Plan process. For further details and additional documents please see the Rother District Council planning portal.
Key communications that have been sent to land owners, and/or their agents can be found on the communications page.
“Housing development within the High Weald is necessary and desirable in creating a thriving and successful place, but it is also a responsibility and privilege to make long-lasting interventions in such a special and protected landscape. Past development has shown how this special opportunity has often been squandered on generic housing developments failing to capitalise on the true character of the place…”
Building for the High Weald – Design Guidance , High Weald Joint Advisory Committee
Land at Foundry Close Appeal decision:
“…the layout proposed would result in one that does not entirely reflect the prevailing pattern of development within the locality. For example, the appellant has used large areas of shared surfaces where the village [Hurst Green] typically has pavements and roads. Another difference is that the part of the village along the High Street has both a variation in built form and a closer knit physical appearance. To the contrary, rather than reflecting the rural character of the village by incorporating landscape features such as the tree-lined eastwest ditch, the appeal scheme appears as a suburban development with surface car park areas and small blocks of flats for example…”
“sufficient practical parking provision should be provided in the first instance…”