OFFERS for a new build bungalow in Flimwell are available from the Rother planners.
On Thursday, Rother District Council’s planning committee will consider an application to build a three-bedroom bungalow on a plot adjacent to an existing plot called Villa Fair, which itself sits on a plot behind the houses on Union Street.
Although recommended for approval by planning officials, the scheme has raised objections from Ticehurst Council, mainly over concerns about the proposed approach – an existing single lane lane to serve as one of two access points to Villa Fair.
The council argues that this lane would be too narrow for use by refuse trucks, emergency vehicles or deliveries, making the development unsuitable.
Similar concerns have been raised by Conservative Borough Councilor Mary Barnes, who also raised concerns about road safety and the possible loss of privacy for existing residents.
Concerns about access are not shared by planning officials, who indicate that access already exists and can already be used by Villa Fair residents.
It also notes that East Sussex Highways have not raised any safety concerns about lane use.
Overall, planning officials view the program as sustainable and therefore say – given the council’s housing goals – it should have a tipping point in its favour.
The application was due to be discussed at an earlier planning meeting in July, but the committee chose to defer its decision at that time to allow all of its members to visit the site.
You can find more information about the proposals under application number RR/2021/2804/P on the website of the Roth district office.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20775796.decision-due-plans-new-bungalow-flimwell/?ref=rss Decision due on plans for new bungalow in Flimwell