Site of proposed development between Ovingdean and Woodingdean revealed

Site of proposed 315-home development between Ovingdean and Woodingdean revealed

Site of proposed 315-home development between Ovingdean and Woodingdean revealed

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A developer has revealed the exact location of a site where it hopes to build a housing estate on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

Lightwood Strategic want to build the homes between Ovingdean and Woodingdean and plan to consult local residents next week.

James Sorrentino, director of Lightwood Strategic, said: “Lightwood Strategic is promoting the 9.6-acre site in Ovingdean, which is identified as an urban fringe site by Brighton and Hove City Council, for residential development.

“The site sits at the junction of Ovingdean Road and Falmer Road and is bordered by Longhill High School. It is only this area that is the subject of our proposed planning application.

“We welcome local residents to attend our exhibition on March 11 and 12 at Longhill High School so that they can see for themselves what we are proposing and give their feedback.”


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11:14am Tue 4 Mar 14

Nosfaratu says...

Fantastic news about new development but first, don't you think a little work to be done on the infrastructure. lets face it, we have had inadequate roads since 1980, next water supply, a finite resource due to incompetence; hospitals, need I say more;

Building homes without any support systems in place is just stupid. If this Council wants to move on and dare I say 'garner support' it needs to have a plan, and that plan should put in place infrastructure prior to further housing. This also applies to East & West Sussex Councils whom I perceive to have abandoned their responsibilities to the public in favour of; Not doing Anything At All.
Fantastic news about new development but first, don't you think a little work to be done on the infrastructure. lets face it, we have had inadequate roads since 1980, next water supply, a finite resource due to incompetence; hospitals, need I say more; Building homes without any support systems in place is just stupid. If this Council wants to move on and dare I say 'garner support' it needs to have a plan, and that plan should put in place infrastructure prior to further housing. This also applies to East & West Sussex Councils whom I perceive to have abandoned their responsibilities to the public in favour of; Not doing Anything At All. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 17

11:17am Tue 4 Mar 14

kopite_rob says...

I hope they are also then prepared to put their hands in their pockets to pay for the required improvements to the Downs Hotel junction and Rottingdean High Street that the traffic from 315 additional homes will bring.
Considering the last new build that occured on Falmer Road not far from this proposed development has been on the market for over a year.A row of rabbit hutch terraced 3 bed "cottages" which are for sale at £350k a piece I'm guessing the words "rope, money & old" are all in the developers arsenal.
So either these homes aren't actually needed or there is a reality gap between what people can afford and what the developers think they're worth.
I hope they are also then prepared to put their hands in their pockets to pay for the required improvements to the Downs Hotel junction and Rottingdean High Street that the traffic from 315 additional homes will bring. Considering the last new build that occured on Falmer Road not far from this proposed development has been on the market for over a year.A row of rabbit hutch terraced 3 bed "cottages" which are for sale at £350k a piece I'm guessing the words "rope, money & old" are all in the developers arsenal. So either these homes aren't actually needed or there is a reality gap between what people can afford and what the developers think they're worth. kopite_rob
  • Score: 23

12:29pm Tue 4 Mar 14

willshouse says...

Please can anyone who is currently enjoying the countryside from their property please look at brighton and hove website regarding policy that they would not consider development on urban fringe sites until 2020 until every other possibility had been considered. Please look at sites classed as urban fringe ,there are approx. 50 over brighton and hove, which would now be all under threat. This site has only just been taken out of the south downs national park. I also hope they are building a new primary school
Please can anyone who is currently enjoying the countryside from their property please look at brighton and hove website regarding policy that they would not consider development on urban fringe sites until 2020 until every other possibility had been considered. Please look at sites classed as urban fringe ,there are approx. 50 over brighton and hove, which would now be all under threat. This site has only just been taken out of the south downs national park. I also hope they are building a new primary school [150 family homes could generate up to 300 children] willshouse
  • Score: 6

12:38pm Tue 4 Mar 14

willshouse says...

kopite_rob wrote:
I hope they are also then prepared to put their hands in their pockets to pay for the required improvements to the Downs Hotel junction and Rottingdean High Street that the traffic from 315 additional homes will bring.
Considering the last new build that occured on Falmer Road not far from this proposed development has been on the market for over a year.A row of rabbit hutch terraced 3 bed "cottages" which are for sale at £350k a piece I'm guessing the words "rope, money & old" are all in the developers arsenal.
So either these homes aren't actually needed or there is a reality gap between what people can afford and what the developers think they're worth.
These homes are needed in brighton and hove, not in ovingdean. New builds as you mentioned ,1 lived in, 1 sold, 4 still for sale. New builds by the post office still empty. 2 newbuild semidetached houses by the doctor surgery still for sale .Development of terrace town houses off rottingdean high street still available.
[quote][p][bold]kopite_rob[/bold] wrote: I hope they are also then prepared to put their hands in their pockets to pay for the required improvements to the Downs Hotel junction and Rottingdean High Street that the traffic from 315 additional homes will bring. Considering the last new build that occured on Falmer Road not far from this proposed development has been on the market for over a year.A row of rabbit hutch terraced 3 bed "cottages" which are for sale at £350k a piece I'm guessing the words "rope, money & old" are all in the developers arsenal. So either these homes aren't actually needed or there is a reality gap between what people can afford and what the developers think they're worth.[/p][/quote]These homes are needed in brighton and hove, not in ovingdean. New builds as you mentioned ,1 lived in, 1 sold, 4 still for sale. New builds by the post office still empty. 2 newbuild semidetached houses by the doctor surgery still for sale .Development of terrace town houses off rottingdean high street still available. willshouse
  • Score: 8

1:20pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Saltdean Resident says...

When i looked at the document last week this was one of the smaller options and i think it was for about 40 - 50 houses. There were other sites on the other side of the road that would have been much larger where the 315 houses would be built. Hopefully they have seen common sense and realise the other options would not work. My worry now is that if this smaller development is passed then the other options might be pushed through at a later date.
When i looked at the document last week this was one of the smaller options and i think it was for about 40 - 50 houses. There were other sites on the other side of the road that would have been much larger where the 315 houses would be built. Hopefully they have seen common sense and realise the other options would not work. My worry now is that if this smaller development is passed then the other options might be pushed through at a later date. Saltdean Resident
  • Score: 2

1:26pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Saltdean Resident says...

Sorry, my mistake its 140 family units!! Its all here:

http://www.brightonc
ityplan.co.uk/
Sorry, my mistake its 140 family units!! Its all here: http://www.brightonc ityplan.co.uk/ Saltdean Resident
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Tue 4 Mar 14

willshouse says...

Saltdean Resident wrote:
When i looked at the document last week this was one of the smaller options and i think it was for about 40 - 50 houses. There were other sites on the other side of the road that would have been much larger where the 315 houses would be built. Hopefully they have seen common sense and realise the other options would not work. My worry now is that if this smaller development is passed then the other options might be pushed through at a later date.
Hi saltdean resident. The other options were in the south downs national park
[quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: When i looked at the document last week this was one of the smaller options and i think it was for about 40 - 50 houses. There were other sites on the other side of the road that would have been much larger where the 315 houses would be built. Hopefully they have seen common sense and realise the other options would not work. My worry now is that if this smaller development is passed then the other options might be pushed through at a later date.[/p][/quote]Hi saltdean resident. The other options were in the south downs national park willshouse
  • Score: 1

9:27pm Tue 4 Mar 14

DCCCCCC says...

Well, I just hope that everyone who is opposed to this housing estate going ahead will attend the meetings next week and not just sit on their back sides moaning about it. The poor people along Ovingdean Vale, this will knock a few thousand off of their house prices.
Well, I just hope that everyone who is opposed to this housing estate going ahead will attend the meetings next week and not just sit on their back sides moaning about it. The poor people along Ovingdean Vale, this will knock a few thousand off of their house prices. DCCCCCC
  • Score: 3

2:36pm Thu 13 Mar 14

ChazWyman says...

Nosfaratu wrote:
Fantastic news about new development but first, don't you think a little work to be done on the infrastructure. lets face it, we have had inadequate roads since 1980, next water supply, a finite resource due to incompetence; hospitals, need I say more;

Building homes without any support systems in place is just stupid. If this Council wants to move on and dare I say 'garner support' it needs to have a plan, and that plan should put in place infrastructure prior to further housing. This also applies to East & West Sussex Councils whom I perceive to have abandoned their responsibilities to the public in favour of; Not doing Anything At All.
The only thing "fantastic" about this news is the fact that the whole idea is a fantasy.
No one who has tried to drive from Brighton to central Woodingdean in the rush hours could think this is a good idea. I've seen the road blocked nearly as far back as Bear Road, with cars clamouring to make way.

We don't ned more houses in the UK, we need to fill the millions of empty homes we already have. There is precious little landscape that is not blighted with the human footprint.
[quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news about new development but first, don't you think a little work to be done on the infrastructure. lets face it, we have had inadequate roads since 1980, next water supply, a finite resource due to incompetence; hospitals, need I say more; Building homes without any support systems in place is just stupid. If this Council wants to move on and dare I say 'garner support' it needs to have a plan, and that plan should put in place infrastructure prior to further housing. This also applies to East & West Sussex Councils whom I perceive to have abandoned their responsibilities to the public in favour of; Not doing Anything At All.[/p][/quote]The only thing "fantastic" about this news is the fact that the whole idea is a fantasy. No one who has tried to drive from Brighton to central Woodingdean in the rush hours could think this is a good idea. I've seen the road blocked nearly as far back as Bear Road, with cars clamouring to make way. We don't ned more houses in the UK, we need to fill the millions of empty homes we already have. There is precious little landscape that is not blighted with the human footprint. ChazWyman
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Thu 13 Mar 14

ChazWyman says...

Saltdean Resident wrote:
When i looked at the document last week this was one of the smaller options and i think it was for about 40 - 50 houses. There were other sites on the other side of the road that would have been much larger where the 315 houses would be built. Hopefully they have seen common sense and realise the other options would not work. My worry now is that if this smaller development is passed then the other options might be pushed through at a later date.
You need to stop it all, even if it is not in your back garden. Give them an inch and they will take a mile.
If not property sales will be depressed, as the continued threat to the traffic nightmare; the uncertainty of future development; and the noise and problems with builders and their plant fouling up the roads.
[quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: When i looked at the document last week this was one of the smaller options and i think it was for about 40 - 50 houses. There were other sites on the other side of the road that would have been much larger where the 315 houses would be built. Hopefully they have seen common sense and realise the other options would not work. My worry now is that if this smaller development is passed then the other options might be pushed through at a later date.[/p][/quote]You need to stop it all, even if it is not in your back garden. Give them an inch and they will take a mile. If not property sales will be depressed, as the continued threat to the traffic nightmare; the uncertainty of future development; and the noise and problems with builders and their plant fouling up the roads. ChazWyman
  • Score: 0

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