Seaford councillors oppose controversial development plans

Land at Chyngton Way
Land at Chyngton Way

Seaford town councillors are opposing a controversial housing development, following an extraordinary meeting last night (Thursday).

The announcement comes after the council's planning and highways committee held an extraordinary meeting to discuss an outline planning application to build up to 55 houses on land in Chyngton Way.

The council says more than 145 residents attended the meeting at Seaford Baptist Church to discuss the plans.

A spokesman for the council said: "Seaford Town Council would like to thank the public for taking the time to come along, participate and also to undertake a considerable amount of background research in many cases.

"Town councillors heard the objections from the public and having taken considerable time to research the planning application and the proposal, the committee unanimously objected to the application; this was met by a round of applause from the public."

The committee is objecting to plans on the grounds that the development goes against details of the recently-adopted Lewes District Local Plan and falls outside of the town's development plan boundary.

They also say the proposal would be a significant overdevelopment of the site and would affect access to the National Park and the Seven Sisters view from South Hill Barn, potentially damaging local tourism as a result.

A full archaeological and wildlife report be carried out for the site.

While the town council objects tot he plans, the decision whether to grant outline planning permission will be made by the planners at Lewes District Council.

Further details about the plans can be found on the Lewes District Council planning website under the heading LW/16/0460 - Land at Chyngton Way.

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