Public turn out to homes consultation

A typical Taylor Wimpey home
A typical Taylor Wimpey home

The community turned out to a public consultation to have their say on proposals for a development of 100 new homes in Stone Cross.

A public exhibition was hosted by Taylor Wimpey at the Red Lion pub in Stone Cross earlier this month and saw around 65 residents head to the exhibition.

The residential development is for land north of Dittons Road.

Wealden District Council has already resolved to grant outline planning permission for the proposed development, and now Taylor Wimpey is preparing a reserved matters planning application to deal with outstanding issues such as property design, landscaping and layout.

The proposed development site is situated to the north of Dittons Road and south of the A27, with existing housing in St Michael’s Close and Barn Close located to the south and east.

In accordance with the requirements of the existing resolution to grant outline planning permission, Taylor Wimpey would create 100 new homes, including 40 per cent affordable housing, with access to be provided from Dittons Road.

A children’s play area would also be created.

Chris Moore, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey, said, “We were really pleased with the turnout at our public consultation, and we had some very useful discussions with local people about what we are trying to achieve with our proposed development.

“We will now look closely at the feedback we have received and make sure people’s views are taken into account in the preparation of our planning application.”

Outline planning permission was granted on November 14, subject to conditions.

To find out more about the proposed development can do so online by visiting and search ‘Stone Cross’.