Planning Consent granted for Crowborough Townhouses

Posted By Jon Sewell-Rutter

Apr 7th, 2018

This week Wealden District Council has granted planning consent for these three two-bedroom townhouses in the centre of Crowborough, East Sussex.

Crowborough townhouses

Crowborough townhouse roof terraceLocated behind the High Street and within walking distance of all the town’s shops and facilities, the houses have been designed to suit first-time buyers.  Despite their compact footprint the homes are well-appointed, each having an ensuite master bedroom, a second double bedroom, family bathroom, ground floor cloakroom, and kitchen and living room.  Unusually for a town-centre site, pocket gardens have been introduced at ground level, and at second floor level, south-facing roof terraces and small home offices provide extra space to both live and work.

The scheme was originally conceived in 2014 at a time when planning constraints protecting the Ashdown Forest rendered the proposition unworkable.   Subsequent relaxation of policy combined with a strategic approach to mitigating the underlying issues and minor tweaks to the design of parking and refuse and recycling storage which were made in response to the Council’s feedback, ensured that the submission was a success.

Crowborough townhouses pocket garden