Meads home could be demolished to make way for flats

Plans are in the pipeline to demolish a house in Meads and build a block of flats in its place.

Monday, 26th November 2018, 10:24 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 5:02 pm
Meads Brow development SUS-181126-111438001

Developers want to knock down 25 Meads Brow to make way for a new build of 17 one and two bedroom flats.

The development would include parking for 21 cars.

The proposed building would be two storey and an application has been submitted to Eastbourne council’s planning department.

In a design and access statement with the application, a spokesperson for Mohsin Cooper Architects said, “It is important to note the site feels quite detached from Meads Brow and feels perhaps more part of the context of Darley Road, which has several blocks of flats as well as larger houses.

“There is a significant change of level across the site which also means the ridge level of the proposals is around the same height as the existing hedge on the western boundary. The site itself feels very private and is well screened from adjoining neighbours with mature trees and planting.

“It benefits from a secluded and private feeling of an enclave, with far reaching views across Eastbourne and the English Channel.

“This characteristic nature of the site lends itself very well to a high quality residential development of apartments.”

The application has already attracted criticism with neighbours worried about an increase in traffic and parking problems .

Objectors also say 17 extra flats will not solve Eastbourne’s affordable housing needs.