Developer eyes land to build 650 homes

Plans for a major development to the north of Hailsham have just been submitted to the district council.

The Fairfield Partnership has put in a planning application for 650 new homes to be built east of Park Road and south of New Road, a parcel of land of more than 80 acres in Wealden District Council’s Hellingly ward.

Developers also wish to provide up to 300 square metres of retail floorspace and build a new primary school, as well as providing allotments, open space and landscaped areas.

The primary school would provide 420 new places, and would be two-form entry.

A ‘green corridor’ with a minimum width of 14 metres is also on the plans, running east-west through the development.

Up to 35 per cent of housing on the new site would be earmarked as affordable housing.

The blueprint, which asks for outline planning permmission, also details highways works which include new links between Park Road and New Road.

A spokesperson for Wealden District Council said Hailsham residents had until May 4 to comment on the Fairfield Partnership’s plans for the site which can be found in full by visiting http://www.planning.wealden.gov.uk/plandisp.aspx?recno=121795

The land comes within the Strategic Development Area of Wealden District Council’s Core Strategy local plan, which was adopted in February and runs until 2027.

The plans are expected to go before the district’s planning committee on May 30.