Catesby Estates are pleased to announce the sale of a 40.8 acre residential development site in Hellingly, Hailsham to Taylor Wimpey.

Wealden District Council Planning Committee followed the Planning Officer’s recommendation for approval, and resolved to grant outline planning permission at a virtual committee, with the final signing of the Section 106 taking place in April this year.

The site known as Park Farm West includes 370 new homes, 35% affordable housing, extensive public open space and play areas including an extension to the existing Hellingly Country Park.

Andy Wright, Senior Land Manager for Catesby Estates said, “Land to the north of Hailsham including our site, had been identified by the Council as a strategic location for growth.”

“Our in-house planning, technical and consultation teams worked closely with the local community to deliver a sensitively designed development with significant community benefits.”

“We engaged in extensive pre and post application discussions with both the District and Parish Councils, worked very closely with the Ward Councillor and presented to neighbouring Hailsham Town Council.  In addition we also held two community events so residents could view plans and provide feedback on our proposals.”

“Taylor Wimpey have already carried out public consultation on their Reserved Matters application, and we hope to see this development moving forward in the near future.”

The landowners were represented by Leo Hickish and Oliver Robinson at Batcheller Monkhouse, and Lewis Harrison, Martin Cooper and Adam Lelliot from the South East Division worked on securing this site for Taylor Wimpey.

Find out more about the site here.