Support for 35 homes plan near town’s railway station

Claremont Road, Seaford November 5th 2012 E45059N
Claremont Road, Seaford November 5th 2012 E45059N

Plans to build 35 homes near Seaford Railway Station have been backed by town councillors.

The proposals, by Cross Stone Homes based in Crowborough, includes creating a development on the site of The Old House Depository situated between Claremont Road and Station Approach. The plans include 26 house maisonette hybrid properties with gardens and nine affordable flats.

At the council’s Planning & Highways Committee meeting on Thursday Councillor Anthony White said he was in favour of the application saying, “I support this application, although I do feel it would be nice if you had some kind of two/three storey car park to support the train station. Where these proposals are is a very blank canvas and not very sightly place when entering Seaford.

“It’s used as a car park but for a garage. It will bring in more people to shop in the town where businesses are somewhat struggling.”

Councillor Bob Allen said it would make the site look better than it currently is while Councillor Sarah McStravick raised concerns about environmental issues and access issues from Claremont Road and the station.

Ross Barbour, managing director of Cross Stone Homes, told the Gazette earlier this month that the current scheme would provide an underground car park with 63 parking spaces.

The committee raised no objection to the plans and a final decision will be made by Lewes District Council at a later date.