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Land off Highgrove Crescent, Polegate

Highgrove Crescent - Polegate - East Sussex - BN26 6FN

Taylor Wimpey is preparing an outline planning application for a residential development of up to 170 homes on land off Highgrove Crescent, Polegate.

  • Overview

    Public Consultation

    We are preparing an outline planning application for up to 170 new homes on land off Highgrove Crescent, Polegate.

    An outline planning application establishes the principle of developing a site. If the application is approved by Wealden District Council we will then draw up more detailed plans for the site, which will be subject to a second application, known as a reserved matters application.

    We had anticipated hosting a physical consultation event, but, due to the lockdown, we have opted to switch to an online consultation, where residents can safely view our proposals and provide their feedback.

    View our plans in more detail by downloading our information boards (pdf format).

    You can provide feedback on our plans between Monday 16th November and Friday 11th December, by filling in our electronic form – simply press the Have Your Say button on the top right of the page, which will take you to the form.

    If you would prefer, you can also email the team at highgrovecrescent@taylorwimpey-pr.co.uk or by clicking the Email Us button on this page.

    The deadline for submitting your feedback is midnight on Friday 11th December. We will then review all of the comments we receive, which will help us to fine tune our planning application, before we submit it to Wealden District Council in early 2021. You will then have a further opportunity to comment on the application, via the council’s website, once it has been registered by the authority.

    An overview of our proposals can be found on this website. 

  • About the site

    About the Site

    The proposed development site is bordered by the A27 Polegate Bypass to the north, Highgrove Crescent to the south, an existing residential development to the south and east and Shepham Lane to the west.

    The site comprises arable fields bounded by hedgerows, tree lines and small areas of woodland.

    The development would be a sustainable extension to the existing neighbourhoods at Jubilee Drive and would include new areas of open space and children’s play facilities.

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  • What's proposed

    What's Proposed

    • High quality residential development of up to 170 new homes
    • 35% of the proposed homes will be made available for affordable housing
    • The affordable housing split will be in line with the adopted planning policy and discussions with the local planning authority
    • Car parking for residents and visitors will be in line with the adopted policy
    • Vehicle access taken via the western end of Highgrove Crescent
    • Areas of public open space, including children’s play areas
    • Proposed architecture that takes inspiration from local buildings and materials
    • Retention of hedgerows, woodland and trees, complemented with new planting to support wildlife and a net gain in biodiversity.
    • Acoustic barrier plus landscaping to mitigate noise from the A27.
  • Community

    Community Benefits

    In addition to the provision of both market and affordable housing we will be making contributions towards improving local infrastructure and facilities if our plans are approved, as agreed with Wealden District Council.

    Contributions may be made towards education, highways which could see a series of pedestrian and cycle connections to improve connectivity, health and leisure facilities and the provision of public open space on the site and children’s play facilities. We will also be planting native plants which encourages and support wildlife, improving the biodiversity in the area. 

  • Updates

    News and Updates

    • 16th November 2020 – online public consultation 
    • 11th December 2020 – deadline to submit your feedback
    • Early 2021 – anticipated submission of planning application to Wealden District Council