New proposals for Newlands site

Former Newlands school site SUS-161110-230117008

Former Newlands school site SUS-161110-230117008

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Plans for a major housing scheme at a former school in Seaford have been amended and resubmitted by developers.

Developers Jaynic Properties Ltd say it has revised its plans for the former Newlands School site in response to concerns raised during public consultation.

The revised plans see the total number of proposed houses fall from 238 to 183 as well as a larger amount of open green space.

Andrew Anderson, a director at Jaynic Properties, said: “We have made amendments to the scheme to account for concerns raised during the consultation process, particularly in respect of heritage, open space and density.

“The changes will see a significant additional proportion of green space retained at the front of the site, with development pulled further back from the frontage and the density reduced to reflect a ‘village character’.

“The playing field will be open to everyone for recreational use, but will also double as sports pitches, available to local sports clubs.

“The revised proposals seek to achieve a balance, with around 55 per cent of the site remaining green; and an increase over the existing built area of only 20 per cent. The development will be an extremely attractive place to live and will help address the desperate need for new private and affordable housing in Seaford.”

The plans also address the concerns on the settings of Sutton Place – a Grade II listed building which borders the site.

Seaford Town Council says members will make an official response to the revised plans after discussions at an upcoming planning meeting.

The council is inviting members of the public to attend and speak on the plans at the meeting, which will be held in The View, Southdown Road, Seaford from 7pm on Thursday April 6.

The revised plans and supporting documents are available for inspection at the Town Council’s Office at 37 Church Street between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. The full plans can also be found by searching for reference LW/16/0800 on the Lewes District Council planning website.

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