Catesby Estates has successfully completed the sale of the first phase of a residential development site in Crowborough, East Sussex to Dandara.
The site located north of Walshes Road in Crowborough was originally granted planning with a condition imposed to restrict development to 85 dwellings as a result of Wealden District Council’s (WDC) approach to planning applications in the context of the Ashdown Forest. This approach was changed following the Inspector’s examination of the now withdrawn Local Plan.
Subsequently, Catesby submitted a Section 73 Application, which was approved last year by WDC to increase the number of new homes from 85 to 100, including 35% affordable housing and public open space.
A phase 2 of this site has also exchanged with Dandara subject to planning. This is due to complete later this year, following WDC’s Planning Committee resolving to grant outline planning permission in December last year, for 130 homes, with 35% affordable housing, significant public open space and substantial off-site highways improvements.
Catesby carried out extensive public consultation on both sites, liaising with local residents associations, the Town Council, Ward Councillors and other local stakeholders.
Gurdev Moore, Area Land Director at Catesby Estates said; “This is our first land sale to Dandara, who have a reputation for delivering award winning new homes.”
“We look forward to seeing new homes on this site being built out, and we will also be working hard behind the scenes to complete the phase 2 sale within the coming weeks. This has been a real team effort to ensure a smooth and speedy completion of this land deal, during remote working.”