Do you welcome plans to build 700 new homes?

A CHANCE to have your say on the building of 700 homes in Hailsham in a public consultation today (July 13) and tomorrow (July 14).

Two sites – east of Park Road and land south of New Road – are being explored as sites for developing the homes.

Wealden District Council’s Core Strategy has identified land in North Hailsham as suitable for development of 1,300 homes – 600 north of Vicarage Lane and 700 in Hellingly.

Nick Guildford, associate director of Terence O’Rourke Ltd, planning consultant and master planner, stressed the proposal was at an early stage.

Mr Guildford said: “We’re looking forward to meeting people and hearing their thoughts about how the site could best come forward in order to contribute towards the council’s requirement for development in North Hailsham, as identified within their Core Strategy.”

There will be a significant amount of affordable homes with potential for a primary school built and new employment during and after the construction.

A planning application could be submitted by early Autumn by land owners The Fairfield Partnership.

The exhibition takes place today (Friday) between 3pm and 8pm at Emmanuel Church Hall in Hawkswood Road

Tomorrow (Saturday) it can be seen between 10am and 1pm at Hellingly Village Hall in North Street.