Scheme for 48 homes in Peacehaven given green light

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A major housing development for 48 homes in Peacehaven has been approved by Lewes District Council.

Thakeham Homes and Farrington Property Developments Ltd were given planning permission to build a mixture of one, two and three bedroom homes on land north of 56 Keymer Avenue.

The scheme includes affordable housing, services, infrastructure, amenity space, parking and gardens.

Access will be from Keymer Avenue. The homes will be made of bricks, painted in a variety of pastel renders and there will be the occasional use of cedar weather boarding at first floor level.

Slate and clay interlocking tiles will be used too.

There will be a total of 100 parking spaces and 56 cycle spaces.

A total of five letters of objection were received by the district council on the grounds of over development, lack of parking, increase in traffic, lack of infrastructure, noise and overlooking.

Peacehaven Town Council raised no objections to the scheme with the proviso that white lines were completed at Hoyle Road and that Keymer Avenue was widened.

A decision was made at the district council’s planning meeting held at County Hall in Lewes on Wednesday January 8.

The site was earmarked for business use, but has since remained undeveloped.

As a result the council said it was possible to use the land for homes instead.

Approval was given for business units on a site next to the development in Hoyle Road at the same meeting.