Despite more than 300 people objecting to it, it looks like you’ll soon be seeing 200 new homes in Lindfield.
Planning officials are recommending a development at Scamps Hill gets the go-ahead. Wates Developments wants to build homes, a new school and country park on land just south of Scamps Hill. They say it will help with the district’s housing shortage, but not everyone agrees with the proposals. Hundreds of letters of objection were put forward, but it may not be enough. A planning committee will tell councillors later that they think it should be given the green light. Simon Knight, Associate Land & Planning Director at Wates Developments, said:
“I am really proud of the work that we have achieved in the district of Mid Sussex. We have great experience of delivering well considered projects in Lindfield and feel that these new proposals will considerably help Mid Sussex District Council towards meeting its housing need. Over the past 10 years we have delivered just under 1000 new homes, of which 23% have been for affordable homes. These schemes that we work on are crucial to providing much needed homes to existing and future generations and ensure that communities are developed in the right way with the right infrastructure and facilities in place.”
Campaigners have been making their voices heard on a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/savewalstead