Haywards Heath development to accommodate extra homes

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A developer granted permission for 101 homes south of Haywards Heath has seen its applications for 134 units on the same site approved.

Crest Nicholson already has permission for the first phase of development south of Rocky Lane compromising 96 homes.

It was then granted outline permission for phase two to the south earlier this year for 101 homes.

Crest’s application for 134 homes on the same plot of land was approved Mid Sussex District Council’s district planning committee on Thursday August 11.

Colin Trumble (Con, Hurstpierpoint and Downs) asked for the detailed plans to go to the council’s design panel, while Robert Salisbury (Con, Cuckfield), chair of the committee, explained that the developer had requested a number of variations to conditions, one of which was to do with access, which officers ‘blankly refused’.

An officers’ report reads: “The additional 33 dwellings proposed could easily be incorporated into a satisfactorily scheme in terms of layout, scale, appearance and landscaping to ensure that the overall impact remains as previously considered acceptable.”

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