Council approves plans for former Central Garage in Seaford

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A PROPOSAL to build flats and homes on an eyesore site in Seaford was given the green light by Lewes District Coucnil this week.

Developers Western Ridge Holdings, based in Seaford, were given permission to build 27 homes, with car parking and amenity space, as well as one commercial unit on the former Central Garage in Sutton Park Road.

However councillors criticised the fact money from the developer for recreation and recycling, could not be put towards health facilities in the town.

The planning application only attracted one letter of objection and one letter of support.

The block of flats was designed to reflect the character of the adjacent Tesco store.

In total there will be 23 flats and two town houses.

Seaford Town Council objected to overdevelopment of the site.

Only six parking spaces will be provided for the development, which caused concerns from the council about nearby congested roads.

But the developer argued it was a town centre location and offered lots of public transport options.

The district council is also examining the possibility of starting up a car club in Seaford.

Speaking at the meeting at County hall in Lewes on Wednesday October 26, cllr Bob Allen (Seaford South) said he was saddened that section 106 money or planning gain money could not be put towards “the overstretched health facilities” in the town.