Developer wins appeal for Eastbourne houses

Proposed developement of land behind Queens Crescent, Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160317-084340008
Proposed developement of land behind Queens Crescent, Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160317-084340008

A developer has won an appeal to build new houses in Eastbourne despite town planners raising over-development concerns.

The plans, for six two-bedroom houses on land behind Queens Crescent, were rejected by Eastbourne Borough Council last year due to concerns over how the development would affect the nearby area.

Residents of Queens Crescent – as well as nearby Queens Road – also raised concerns about their properties being overlooked as well as increased congestion and parking issues

After planners refused the scheme, an appeal was lodged with the Planning Inspectorate by developers Brookwell Properties.

This week the planning inspector approved the plans, saying the council had ‘failed to articulate’ why the houses would result in the area becoming overdeveloped.

The inspector said, “Having taken into account all matters raised, including concerns raised by neighbours, I conclude that the appeal should be allowed.”

A row of 10 garages will be demolished to make way for the new houses.

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