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    Church Lane (Sledging Field)

    9 units (DM/19/2942)

    Pending Consideration


    Link to application details



    Church Lane (Sledging Field)

    38 dwellings (DM/17/4913)

    Appeal Withdrawn

    Link to application details

    MSDC Appeal Reference AP/18/0083

    Link to appeal details

    PINS Reference 3212426

    Link to Planning Inspectorate Portal

    Jeffrey's Farm Buildings

    5 dwellings (DM/19/0957)


    Link to application details

    Birchgrove Road

    45 dwellings (DM/18/0195)

    Jeffrey's Farm

    42 dwellings (DM/16/3974)

    Westall House 

    20 units (DM/17/1262)

    Permission granted to demolish existing 16 single storey sheltered housing and construct 24 Extra Care apartments and 12 Dementia Care units

    Link to application details

  • Anticipated Applications

    Land behind St Stephen's Church

    Planning application anticipated



    Little Oddynes Farm

    46 dwellings

    Planning application anticipated for 37 affordable dwellings as a rural exception site with 9 market houses. Affordable units expected to be provided by Clarion Housing Association and be a mixture of shared ownership and affordable rent.

    Police House Field

    10-30 dwellings

    Submission of planning application for 10 dwellings is on hold. The latest Masterplan from the agents indicates 30 dwellings on an extended site (including the North Field) .


    Link to presentation


  • How to Object to new Sledging Field Application

    Comments can be made via the Mid Sussex Online Planning Register at:




    or email: planninginfo@midsussex.gov.uk


    or write to:

    Planning Division,

    Mid Sussex District Council,

    Oaklands Road,

    Haywards Heath,

    West Sussex

    RH16 1SS

    FAO Mr Andrew Morrison


    Quote planning reference DM/19/2942


    These are some of the reasons to object to this application (please make sure you use your own words when submitting comments to the planning authority):

    • Loss of a highly valued landscape 
    • Unwelcome intrusion into the countryside;  long sweeping access road across the field 
    • Unacceptably High Impact on High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • Loss of important views from one of the most popular and well used public footpaths in the parish
    • Loss of public amenity value; views from the Martindale Community Centre 
    • Loss of amenity for residents in Cheeleys, Station Road and Church Lane; increase in noise and disturbance
    • Lack of local need for dwellings of this size (the village needs smaller more affordable housing)
    • Impact on the Conservation Area
    • Impact on the Grade I Listed Church
    • Impact on other Grade 2 Listed Buildings such as Timbers/Splinters  
    • Unsafe access off Church Lane; danger to children walking to school along Church Lane
    • No suitable safe access for construction vehicles; impact on Leighton Villas
    • Loss of an important habitat for wildlife
    • Light pollution
    • Site not included in draft Neighbourhood Plan 
    • Site not included in Mid Sussex District Plan
    • Impact on the Ashdown Forest 


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