Housing has been cut in new scheme

HOUSING numbers have been cut by about a third 
in a revised plan for an Eastergate site.

David Wilson Homes has submitted its latest proposal for Brooks Nursery after its previous scheme was rejected.

The latest version has 40 detached, semi-detached and terraced houses compared to the previous 56.

A statement by the firm with its new planning application says: “The reduced proposals for 40 units address previous specific design concerns relating to the cramped nature of the development and the impact of the proposals on existing surrounding development.

“Redesign of the layout, improved spaces and boundary treatment ensure that the revised proposals will not result in loss of amenity to occupants of adjoining properties by way of an overbearing effect, overlooking or loss of light.”

A wider range of housing has also been included in the latest scheme. The cut in homes will mean less traffic being generated from the development, the statement comments.

More space has been provided around the proposed homes at the Barnham Road site as well.

The cramped nature of the previous scheme was among the reasons it was rejected by the council in March. Another was the new homes’ closeness to existing properties.