Up to 100 new homes (including 35% affordable housing), in a range of sizes for first time buyers and families.
Our proposals – new homes for Crowborough
Our proposals will deliver up to 100 new homes in a range of sizes to meet the variety of local housing need, including homes for first time buyers and families. Our vision is provide new houses within Crowborough whilst delivering significant new areas of public open space.
The site is ideally located within walking distance of a number of services and amenities, as well as various sports and recreation facilities. In addition, Crowborough town centre is located within walking distance from the site.
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If delivered, the scheme will also bring a range of benefits for the Crowborough community and new residents, including:
Significant contributions to Wealden District Council from the New Homes Bonus Scheme (£660,000) and Council Tax Revenue (estimated £190,000 per annum).
Delivery of monies obtained through the Community Infrastructure Levy, which in turn can be invested into local infrastructure.
An additional 77 jobs created during the construction phase.
The retention of existing trees and hedgerows.
New woodland planting and the creation of a number of ponds.
Increased capacity for rainwater on the site with significant new flooding basins to reduce surface run off to their existing pre-development levels.
Nearly 60% of the site (4.83ha) will remain undeveloped with significant new public open space and new pedestrian links.
The provision of a new roundabout will assist in slowing vehicle speeds on Walshes Road, which are currently higher than the 30mph speed limit..
To complement the local area, the proposed scheme has been designed retain a sense of the existing semi-rural character through;
- A carefully designed layout which retains the vast majority of existing trees and hedgerows with minimal breaks.
- Potential to provide new tree and woodland planting to compensate for the loss of vegetation.
- Creation of new public open space, play areas and footpath links.
As part of this process, some key documents have been produced. Please find the following:
Design and Access Statement - 3.84Mb
In order to serve the proposed development, a new roundabout junction would be required along Walshes Road, at the south-western corner of the site. The site is well connected to existing public transport links, with bus stops along Walshes Road close-by providing access to the Railway Station, Crowborough Town Centre and on to Tunbridge Wells.
We want to create a pleasant environment for new residents and to do so will be retaining and enhancing green spaces, to safeguard existing habitats and maximise diversity.
We propose new woodland planting and the creation of a number of ponds throughout the site. In addition, new wildflower grasslands will provide foraging opportunities for bats, birds, reptiles and invertebrates. For nocturnal species, sensitive lighting schemes will be introduced. Finally, bat and bird boxes, insect boxes, hedgehog domes and reptile log piles will be provided. Tree loss will be minimised by carefully aligning the internal road network to ensure that roads to not conflict with significant trees.