Overview

 

The site at Lower Horsebridge has already been identified as suitable for 130 new homes and has outline planning permission (Approved Planning Permission: WD/2019/1575/MAO). However, Stonewater are now seeking to revise the proposals to ensure quality new homes are delivered for local people.

 

With Wealden District Council currently not meeting its requirements for new homes delivery, the proposals for new affordable homes at Lower Horsebridge respond to the local housing need across Wealden District.

 

These new proposals are a full application for around 130 new homes, in a range of sizes and styles to help people move onto, and up the housing ladder, and for older people to downsize. The development also includes a minimum of 35% affordable homes. Our public consultation on these proposals ran from 28 December 2023 until 31 January 2024.

  • Lower Horsebridge
  • 35% affordable housing
  • Bedrooms One to four bedroom homes

Stonewater are a leading organisation that provide people with high quality, good value homes and services.

About the proposals

Around 130 new homes, including a sustainable mix of one, two, three and four bedroom homes to meet the needs of the local community.

A minimum of 35% affordable housing for local people, helping young people get onto the housing ladder.

Landscape-led development with new and enhanced landscape buffers.

We will protect and enhance the wildlife corridor to the south of the site.

A minimum of 10% biodiversity net gain on site including bird and bat boxes on some homes and hedgehog holes in fences.

Retention of high-quality mature trees, hedgerows and natural habitats alongside significant planting of new trees and shrubs.

Compliance with Part L Building Regulations which provide a 31% reduction in carbon emissions over baseline, supporting the ambitions of Wealden District Council’s Climate Emergency Plan.

Electric vehicle charging points on all homes and easily accessible secure cycle storage for flats.

Sustainable forms of renewable energy generation i.e. solar panels and air source heat pumps, where possible.

Improved access to existing pedestrian and local cycle links.

A multi-functional public open space for new and existing residents of Lower Horsebridge to enjoy.

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About Stonewater

Stonewater is one of the largest social housing providers in the UK, owning and managing around 36,000 homes for more than 78,000 customers.

Driven by a vision of everyone having the opportunity to have a place that they can call home, Stonewater offers homes for rent, shared ownership and sale. Stonewater also have specialist housing, retirement and supported living schemes for older and more vulnerable people, domestic abuse refuges, LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces, and young people’s foyers.

Stonewater aim to become a truly customer-driven organisation by building a relationship built on respect, honesty, transparency, and a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

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