Planning approved for Herstmonceux Community Land Trust – November 2019

We are delighted that Herstmonceux Community Land Trust (HCLT) have been granted planning permission from Wealden District Council for the building of 20 affordable homes.

On 7th November 2019 Wealden District Council approved the planning application to build 20 homes at Compers Field, also known as Strawberry Field, Windmill Hill, East Sussex.

These modern design, one and two bedroom, energy efficient homes will be completed early 2021 and will be a mix of rented, shared ownership and full purchase properties. The CLT will retain control of the rented and shared ownership homes to ensure they are allocated to people with tangible residential or family links to the parish of Herstmonceux and ensure they remain a community asset.

The CLT expresses thanks to Herstmonceux Parish Council and many members of the local community who gave support at our consultation events and the planning application. Thanks are also due to Action in rural Sussex Community Housing Hub for guiding and supporting HCLT and Bardakhanova Champkins RIBA architects, based in Lewes, for a modern and exciting design for the site and the homes.

Plans for homes at Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Download and view the architectural drawings. They are copyright of Bardakhanova Champkins Architects and HCLT and are for planning and general information only. Final detail may be subject to change. The planning consent is covered by two planning applications and the detailed block plans appear as two parts, west and east side of the field, and must be considered together. The download ‘Site layout with planting and environmental features’ shows the complete layout with both plans joined.

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