Jones Homes Planning Application for 75 Dwellings in Fields behind 88 Folders Lane

We have recently received confirmation that Jones Homes have now formally submitted the application to build 75 homes in the fields behind Folders Lane.

Currently the application has not been validated while MSDC awaits further supporting documentation. However we understand this additional information is expected very shortly so we anticipate the application will be validated and made available for public viewing by the second week in January 2015, at which point the public will have just three weeks in which to submit their comments.

This is by far the most dangerous threat we have seen to the countryside between Burgess Hill and the villages to the south to date, an area which does not form part of the future development plans in either the Neighbourhood Plan or the District Plan.

We will therefore need your full support if we are to successfully prevent this application from being approved.

Please check our website and Facebook pages for further updates.

Jones Homes Plan to Build 70-80 Dwellings on land behind 88 Folders Lane

Jones Homes have indicated they are to apply for planning permission to build 70 – 80 dwellings in the fields behind Folders Lane, Burgess Hill. To this end they have already held pre-application discussions with Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC), West Sussex County Council Highways Authority, the South Downs National Park Authority and Burgess Hill Town Council.

Local residents have received written invitations from their agent DMH Stallard to attend a public exhibition of their plans between 4.00 and 8.00 p.m. on Monday 8th September 2014 at the Martlets, Burgess Hill to which all members of the public are invited. We are told Survey Forms for feedback will be available in both hard copy and online on the day of the exhibition.

SOFLAG understands the proposal is to build 75 dwellings of which 30% will be affordable homes (1, 2 & 3 bed apartments & houses) with the remainder a market mix of 3 & 4 bed houses. If approved it will result in 88 Folders Lane being demolished in order to allow access to the site.

SOFLAG committee members will be attending the exhibition to assess the extent of these plans and would encourage our supporters to do the same. However, please note we would advise caution at this stage against saying anything either verbally or via the survey form (should you choose to complete one) which could be interpreted as being in any way supportive of the plans.

SOFLAG remains opposed to all inappropriate development south of Folders Lane and we hope to be in a position to giveĀ  more details on this development after the exhibition.