The site layout below is indicative, and shows how homes could be accommodated on the site with generous amounts of green open space and landscaping.
Although the design of the new homes has not yet been finalised, we are familiar with the character and building designs that are typical in Mid Sussex, and our previous schemes (shown below) are indicative of our work in the local area. Should you have any views about the type of architecture you would like to see on this site, please use the feedback form to tell the project team.
The trees and hedgerows along the boundaries of the site would be protected to screen the new development.
The proposed play area and open spaces which would be delivered with this scheme would also be accessible to other local residents via the safe pedestrian route along the bridleway and footpaths from the proposed access. This would include a new equipped children’s play space at the heart of the development which would also be open to the whole community.
The bridleway provides a pedestrian and cycle link to the site and will be improved with considered landscaping and a new access, linking the new development and existing homes to National Cycle Route 21 that provides a safe, traffic-free route to East Grinstead and Crawley.
Significant opportunities exist for enhancements to biodiversity through habitat creation and enhancement measures and the provision of additional wildlife habitats.
Our proposals will deliver a protected biodiversity corridor along the southern boundary of the site, extending to The Birches and protecting Felbridge Water, as well as protecting, and where possible enhancing, the existing trees and hedgerows on the site.
The site largely comprises of three fields to the rear of existing properties fronting onto Crawley Down Road, Oak Farm Place and a sports ground. The new homes will be set back from the site boundaries with the edges of the site providing space for back gardens and green spaces, rather than housing.