Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Rydon submits outline planning application for 140-home estate on local green space


Rydon Homes has submitted an application to Mid Sussex District Council:
'Hybrid planning application comprising outline application for access only for residential development of 140 dwellings consisting of 12no. 1 bed apartments, 30no. 2 bed houses, 51no. 3 bed houses and 47no. 4 bed houses and associated access, together with change of use of part of land to form country open space.'
This is in respect of their proposal to build 140 homes on Friars Oak Fields, off London Road, Hassocks. The fields are a haven for wildlife that has been accessible to the public for decades. They flood regularly. Access to the village’s shops and schools will be almost entirely by car via the already-congested Stonepound crossroads, the only official air pollution blackspot in Mid Sussex. The houses will be next to a dangerous rail footpath that crosses the London-Brighton main line. All in all, you might think it’s a crazy place to build a big housing estate. You have until 27 March to make your views known.
See www.midsussex.gov.uk/planningregister, ref DM/15/0626. Keep your eyes on www.hassocksmatters.co.uk and www.friarsoakfields.org.uk for news and views.

Monday, 2 February 2015

There is still time for you to make your voice heard!

If you missed the Neighbourhood Plan consultation events on 30th and 31st January 2015, you still have time to have your say on where housing developments in Hassocks should go. Hassocks Parish Council has made the questionnaire and all the informational documents available online on their website here:
http://hassockspc.net/neighbourhood-plan-2/public-consultation-january-2015
You can download a copy of the questionnaire and fill it out.
Please be aware that the Council's documents refer to Friars Oak Fields as "Land to the north Shepherds Walk", should you wish to object to the development of Friars Oak Fields.
The deadline for returning completed questionnaires is Friday 13th Febuary 2015.