High-quality homes to meet demand
Our proposals are for 197 new homes; 138 of which will be private homes for sale whilst 59 will be classed as affordable housing to be offered to a housing association.
We are seeking to provide a mix of homes to meet local demand, with a range of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes.
Architecture for a new sustainable development
Our vision is for the architecture to complement existing characters set by the emerging development and local area, while also having a varied approach within each phase.
Phase 3 is to have a contemporary tone with materials and detailing taking cues from Phases 1 and 2 to allow for an overall cohesive development.
Phase 4 is to have a more rural tone, with base materials of red multi tonal brick and multi tonal red tile hanging, with eternit cladding to corner and focal buildings. Using these materials partnered with contemporary components such as, porches, doors and grey windows, this allows for the phase to integrate comfortably within the overall site.
Highways, parking and access
Vehicle access to the development will be taken from the main spine road. There will also be vehicle access to the allotment site, north of Phase 4. In addition, the proposals provide footpath links to the wider development to aid permeability for pedestrians and cyclists. The parking strategy is to be in accordance with Mid Sussex’s District Plan parking standards.
The scheme will retain and protect key ecological features on site, including the adjacent ancient woodland and stream, and minimise the loss of boundary vegetation. Reptiles will be relocated to safe habitats, whilst we bolster the site’s ecology with native planting and an extensive wildlife box scheme.
Landscaping for the site will ensure the new homes make best use of the verdant and well-vegetated boundaries that surround the proposed housing areas, including proximity to areas of ancient woodland. Houses will be set back from the mature trees and hedgerows to ensure these important natural features are successfully integrated into the open space areas. We will provide a range of walking routes connecting to the wider public rights of way and the new areas of housing being constructed by St. Modwen. New planting will enhance the existing mature features, providing a mix of predominantly native trees and shrubs, with large areas of species-rich grassland to maximise biodiversity.
Surface water drainage
We propose a Sustainable Urban Drainage System which will maintain current water run-off rates to manage flood risk on and off the site. The system will manage a 1 in 100-year rainfall event, with an appropriate allowance for increase in rainfall intensities due to climate change.
Foul water drainage
The site’s sewers will be constructed to standards suitable for adoption and future maintenance by Thames Water. A new pump station will pump foul water to the existing Thames Water pumping station, aiding the network.