Development Management Plan Consultation Document 3rd February - 27th April 2012

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Part B – Site Allocations

Introduction

7.1 This section sets out site details for potential development sites in each of the 13 Planning Focus Areas, which are:

  1. Little Ridge & Ashdown
  2. Greater Hollington
  3. Filsham & Bulverhythe
  4. St Helens
  5. Silverhill & Alexandra Park
  6. Maze Hill & Burtons’ St Leonards
  7. Central St Leonards & Bohemia
  8. Hastings Town Centre
  9. Old Town
  10. West Hill
  11. Hillcrest & Ore Valley
  12. Clive Vale & Ore Village
  13. Hastings Country Park

7.2 Figure PFA, below, gives a borough-wide overview of these focus areas, a more detailed version can be found in appendix A.

7.3 Within each focus area, we have provided a summary each potential development site, which includes the Possible net number of dwellings, site area and planning status and site boundary for both housing and employment locations.

7.4 Please note that some sites may propose mixed use development, rather than just a single use on its own.

7.5 Maps are provided at the end of this document, showing all of these sites in context across the town, as well as an additional map showing protective designations and allocations. Focus area maps are also provided to enable you to see the information at a slightly larger scale, specific to your area.

Your comments

7.6 We want to hear your views on any, or all of these sites. Do you support their allocation? Are there factors that must be taken into account before any development would be acceptable? If you think any details should be changed, please say why using the response form where possible or the relevant section of the online system.

Other site suggestions

(24) 7.7 Are there any other possible development sites that you know of that are not considered in this document? If so, please tell us about them here, providing as much information as you can including, an address and your suggested use for the site.

Planning Focus Areas

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Little Ridge & Ashdown (Planning Focus Area 1)

Table 1: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 1

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
D49 Former Workplace Health & Fitness Centre, The Ridge West 11 0.47 Full planning permission subject to legal agreement
C08 Land adjacent to 777 The Ridge 10 1.86 None
A31 Holmhurst St Mary 170 6.98 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
C03 Old Roar House, Old Roar Road 14 0.84 Lapsed planning permission
N01 Harrow Lane Playing Fields 4.75 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004 (playing field)

Table 2: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 1

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
E01 Land in Whitworth Road, The Ridge West 8,085 2.5 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
E02 Queensway North, Queensway 9,700 4.7 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
E03 Marline Fields, Enviro21 Business Park, Land West of Queensway 5,600 1.5 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
NE01 Land at junction of The Ridge West and Queensway To be determined 3.4 Permission on part of site only

Planning Focus Area 1

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(8) Site reference: D49

Figure 1

Figure 1: Location plan for D49

Site address: Former Workplace health & fitness centre, The Ridge West

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.47ha

Possible net capacity: 11

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution by the Planning Committee to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 11 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(23) Site reference: C08

Figure 2

Figure 2: Location plan for C08

Site address: Land adjacent to 777 The Ridge

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 1.86ha

Possible net capacity: 10

Assessment summary: This is a greenfield site occupying an elevated position at the junction of Harrow Lane with The Ridge. Though physically suitable for development, the site is outside of the currently defined Built-up Area - at present this is a constraint to its development and revising the boundary here would need to be justified. The site does not fall within any landscape designation but the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) lies on the opposite side of The Ridge, there are long views to the north into and out of the AONB, this is likely to constrain the scale and form of development on this site. Planting on the northern boundary could enable part of the site to be developed but low profile development would be essential on this elevated site.

Previously your comments were:

  • Landscape issues
  • Should be developed as open space & allotments – there are no useable allotments sites in this part of Hastings
  • Area is known to flood and be very water logged in bad weather

(14) Site reference: A31

Figure 3

Figure 3: Location plan for A31

Site address: Holmhurst St Mary

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 6.98ha

Possible net capacity: 170

Assessment summary: This greenfield site is allocated as a reserve site for residential development in the existing Local Plan. In short this meant the site was to be held in reserve whilst the much needed redevelopment of brownfield land came first. Progress has been made in redeveloping brownfield around the town, and this site continues to remain suitable for residential development. Our preference is there for to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 170 units. The form of any proposed development would need to take into account such matters as the established landscaping, ecology and position of a listed statue.

Previously your comments were:

  • Traffic impact
  • Burial area within site
  • Needs more large family housing
  • Needs to be safe for children to play
  • Support family housing in this location
  • Develop as open space

(10) Site reference: C03

Figure 4

Figure 4: Location plan for C03

Site address: Old Roar House, Old Roar Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Lapsed planning permission

Area: 0.84ha

Possible net capacity: 14

Assessment summary: Although planning permission for residential development has recently lapsed on this site, the site’s suitability for residential development has been established. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 14 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(17) Site reference: N01

Figure 5

Figure 5: Location plan for N01

Site address: Harrow Lane Playing Fields

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004 (playing field)

Area: 4.75 ha

Possible net capacity: 140

Assessment summary: Harrow Lane playing fields is an elevated site situated above the road, and office and residential area to the east. The boundary of the site is made-up of well treed hedgerows, except at the south west corner where there are long views to Beachy Head. It is currently not used for football fields/active recreation and could be surplus to open space provision requirement. This site could be suitable for residential development, incorporating measures to help maintain its current overall appearance of a wooded site and strengthening boundary planting. There are also public rights of way running and around the perimeter which would have to be accommodated within any development proposals. We also need to decide if the existing recreational uses (open space and playing fields) would need to be relocated. The site is currently outside of the built-up area boundary which normally means there is a presumption against residential development. The Development Management Plan offers an opportunity to reappraise the built-up area boundary at this location, however any amendment to the built-up boundary would need to be robustly justified. If a density of 30 dwellings per hectares is assumed the site is capable of delivering c.140 units. The site is put forward for comment and reaction. The Council is not making a recommendation at this time.

(10) Site reference: E01

Figure 6

Figure 6: Location plan for E01

Site address: Land in Whitworth Road, The Ridge West

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 2.5ha

Possible net capacity: 8,085m2

Assessment summary: This site has been allocated for employment development for many years but until recently was affected by possible routes for the Baldslow Junction highway improvement scheme. That scheme was cancelled under the Government’s National Spending Review in 2010. With the scheme no longer affecting the site, it is now capable of being brought forward as a natural extension of the West Ridge employment area. The site is partly affected by a site of nature conservation importance and a wildlife corridor designated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004. A full ecological survey would be required to assess the extent to which that would constrain any development.

This site adjoins land to the north which is also included in this consultation for possible employment development. The two sites combined would have capacity to enable creation of a high quality employment estate with direct frontage onto The Ridge which would considerably enhance its commercial potential.

Previously your comments were:

None

(10) Site reference: E02

Figure 7

Figure 7: Location plan for E02

Site address: Queensway North, Queensway

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 4.7ha

Possible net capacity: 9,700m2

Assessment summary: This site has been allocated for employment a considerable period. Its “partner” site, Queensway South, has been partially developed as part of the Enviro21 Business Park scheme and this could form a next phase. The site adjoins a Site of Special Scientific Interest and being mainly scrub and some woodland will need to be fully surveyed ecologically to assess what constraints to development these represent. Access would be directly off Queensway. It is seen as suitable for high quality business development.

Previously your comments were:

None

(8) Site reference: E03

Figure 8

Figure 8: Location plan for E03

Site address: Marline Fields, Enviro21 Business Park, Land West of Queensway

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004. Planning permission granted for 6 business units.

Area: 1.5ha

Possible net capacity: 5,600m2

Assessment summary: This is part of a larger site. 4 high quality business units and the access spine road have already been constructed, under the Enviro21 Business Park scheme. The plots themselves are cleared and prepared. It is therefore effectively a serviced site ready for development.

Previously your comments were:

None

(11) Site reference: NE01

Figure 9

Figure 9: Location plan for NE01

Site address: Land at junction of The Ridge West and Queensway

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Permission on part of site only

Area: 3.4ha

Possible net capacity: To be determined

Assessment summary: This is a greenfield site in the ownership of East Sussex County Council. Taken together with an adjoining existing employment allocation - to the south-east of this land, this location would offer the potential to create a significant new area for employment related development. However, planning permission already exists on the northern portion of this site for a close care residential scheme. If the County Council's plans in this respect were not to take place, and all of this land were to be available for development during the Plan period, our preference would be to see the land developed for employment purposes. The site is put forward for comment and reaction. The Council is not making a recommendation at this time.

Greater Hollington (Focus Area 2)

Table 3: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 2

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
A04 Mayfield E, Bodiam Drive 37 1.10 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004 (lapsed planning permission)
A22 Mayfield Farm 8 0.54 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004 (lapsed planning permission)
A26 Mayfield J, Mayfield Lane 36 0.77 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
A27 Robsack A, Church Wood Drive 32 1.24 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
D56 Land south of 12-17 Catsfield Close 10 0.41 Outline planning permission
A11 Land at Redgeland Rise (Wishing Tree Nursery) 28 0.71 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
B15 Spyways School, Gillsmans Hill 33 1.09 Full planning permission subject to legal agreement

Table 4: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 2

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
E04 Plot M, Gresley Road, Castleham 1,200 0.3 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
E05 Site RX2, Sidney Little Road, Churchfields 910 0.2 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
E06 Sites PX and QX, Churchfields 6,900 1.6 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
E07 Site NX3 Sidney Little Road, Churchfields 920 0.2 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
E08 Site NX2 Sidney Little Road, Churchfields 770 0.3 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
E09 Land at the rear of Drury Lane, Ponswood 770 0.3 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004

Planning Focus Area 2

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(6) Site reference: A04

Figure 10

Figure 10: Location plan for A04

Site address: Mayfield E, Bodiam Drive

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004 (lapsed planning permission)

Area: 1.10ha

Possible net capacity: 37

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. Though an earlier planning permission has now lapsed, the site remains suitable for residential development. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for housing with an indicative capacity of 37 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(5) Site reference: A22

Figure 11

Figure 11: Location plan for A22

Site address: Mayfield Farm

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004 (lapsed planning permission)

Area: 0.54ha

Possible net capacity: 8

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. Though an earlier planning permission has now lapsed, the site remains suitable for residential development. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for housing with an indicative capacity of 8 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(3) Site reference: A26

Figure 12

Figure 12: Location plan for A26

Site address: Mayfield J, Mayfield Lane

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.77ha

Possible net capacity: 36

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. A planning proposal involving the redevelopment of the site has been approved subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to continue to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 36 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(28) Site reference: A27

Figure 13

Figure 13: Location plan for A27

Site address: Robsack A, Church Wood Drive

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 1.24ha

Possible net capacity: 32

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. The entrance to the site contains some trees covered by tree preservation orders and woodland designated as Ancient Woodland. Church Wood and Robsack Wood, also designated Ancient Woodland, abut the site. Providing the issue of ecology can be satisfactorily addressed, the site remains suitable for residential development. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for housing development with an indicative capacity of 32 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Too dense
  • Nature conservation & Ancient Woodland protection of paramount importance

(6) Site reference: D56

Figure 14

Figure 14: Location plan for D56

Site address: Land South of 12-17 Catsfield Close

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline Planning Permission

Area: 0.41ha

Possible net capacity: 10

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through a current outline planning permission. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 10 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(4) Site reference: A11

Figure 15

Figure 15: Location plan for A11

Site address: Land at Redgeland Rise (Wishing Tree Nursery)

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.71ha

Possible net capacity: 28

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution by the Planning Committee to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 28 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(6) Site reference: B15

Figure 16

Figure 16: Location plan for B15

Site address: Spyways School, Gillsmans Hill

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission subject to legal agreement

Area: 1.09ha

Possible net capacity: 33

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 33 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(3) Site reference: E04

Figure 17

Figure 17: Location plan for E04

Site address: Plot M, Gresley Road, Castleham

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.3ha

Possible net capacity: 1,200m2

Assessment summary: This site forms part of the Castleham Employment Area and is suitable for small/medium business units although its sloping nature is a constraint to development. It is a serviced site.

Previously your comments were:

None

(3) Site reference: E05

Figure 18

Figure 18: Location plan for E05

Site address: Site RX2, Sidney Little Road, Churchfields

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.2ha

Possible net capacity: 910m2

Assessment summary: This site forms part of the Churchfields Employment Area and is suitable for a medium size business unit or several smaller ones. It is a serviced site.

Previously your comments were:

None

(3) Site reference: E06

Figure 19

Figure 19: Location plan for E06

Site address: Sites PX and QX, Churchfields

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 1.6ha

Possible net capacity: 6,900m2

Assessment summary: This site forms part of the Churchfields Employment Area and is the largest plot remaining available for development. The site is suitable for a large single business occupier or several smaller ones. Its sloping nature is a constraint to the form of development. It is a serviced site.

Previously your comments were:

None

(3) Site reference: E07

Figure 20

Figure 20: Location plan for E07

Site address: Site NX3, Sidney Little Road, Churchfields

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.2ha

Possible net capacity: 920m2

Assessment summary: This site forms part of the Churchfields Employment Area and is suitable for a small/medium size business unit. Its sloping nature is a constraint to development. It is a serviced site.

Previously your comments were:

None

(2) Site reference: E08

Figure 21

Figure 21: Location plan for E08

Site address: Site NX2, Sidney Little Road, Churchfields

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.3ha

Possible net capacity: 770m2

Assessment summary: This site forms part of the Churchfields Employment Area and is suitable for a medium size business unit or several smaller ones. Its sloping nature is a constraint to development. It is a serviced site.

Previously your comments were:

None

(2) Site reference: E09

Figure 22

Figure 22: Location plan for E09

Site address: Land at the rear of Drury Lane, Ponswood

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.3ha

Possible net capacity: 770m2

Assessment summary: This site forms part of the Ponswood Employment Area and is suitable for a medium size business unit or several smaller ones. It lacks direct access and may prove difficult to develop independently.

Previously your comments were:

None

Filsham & Bulverhythe (Planning Focus Area 3)

Table 5: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 3

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
B03 Former Westerleigh School playing fields 7 0.56 Lapsed planning permission
B04 Former Westerleigh School 68 2.15 None
A16 Seaside Road, West St Leonards 120 2.22 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
A29 West St Leonards Primary School 70 3.92 gross area. 1.85 residential area, 0.9 community centre area Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
D34 190 Bexhill Road 32 0.19 Full planning permission
D43 St Ethelburga’s Church Hall 7 0.08 Full planning permission
B01 Bulverhythe Development Area 100 4.28 None
B13 Cinque Ports Way, former Stamco timber yard & TA Centre 54 0.89 None
B14 Former Hastings College, St Saviours Road 44 1.05 Full planning permission
N02 Land South of Crowhurst Road 0.84 None
N03 The Grove School 9.36 None

Table 6: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 3

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
None

Planning Focus Area 3

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(5) Site reference: B03

Figure 23

Figure 23: Location plan for B03

Site address: Former Westerleigh School, Playing Fields

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Lapsed planning permission

Area: 0.56ha

Possible net capacity: 7

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been demonstrated through an earlier granting of planning permission. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 7 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Hollington Park Road is already too busy

(9) Site reference: B04

Figure 24

Figure 24: Location plan for B04

Site address: Former Westerleigh School

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 2.15ha

Possible net capacity: 68

Assessment summary: The closure of this private school means this site is now available for redevelopment. As a brownfield site in an established residential area, our preference is for the site to be redeveloped for residential use. The slope of the land, the existing mature trees within the site together with any nature conservation issues that will need to be explored are likely to influence the amount of development that can take place on the site. A capacity of 68 units is suggested

Previously your comments were:

  • Suitable for low rise development
  • Suitable for large ice-skating rink complex
  • Keep as open or green space
  • Hollington Park Road is already too busy

(9) Site reference: A16

Figure 25

Figure 25: Location plan for A16

Site address: Seaside Road, West St Leonards

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 2.22ha

Possible net capacity: 120

Assessment summary: This site is identified for mixed development including housing in the existing Local Plan. This is a vacant brownfield site with and is part of the wider West Marina redevelopment area - which is an area of vacant and under used land the regeneration of which has been a long term objective of the Council. The West Marina Masterplan indicated that this site could support 120 housing units as part of a mix of commercial and residential units. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for a mix of uses including residential development with an indicative capacity of 120 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Indicative capacity too dense
  • Develop as seaside garden & open space
  • Retain for leisure/recreation use
  • Reallocate as part of South Saxon wetland
  • Develop site as ice skating complex
  • Community use

(9) Site reference: A29

Figure 26

Figure 26: Location plan for A29

Site address: West St Leonards Primary School

Suggested use: Residential and community use

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 3.92ha gross area, 1.85ha residential area, 0.9ha community centre area

Possible net capacity: 70

Assessment summary: This site is identified for mixed development including housing in the existing Local Plan. This is a vacant site and is part of the wider West Marina redevelopment area - which is an area of vacant and under used land the regeneration of which has been a long term objective of the Council. The West Marina Masterplan indicated that this site could support 120 housing units as part of a mix of commercial and residential units. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for a mix of uses including residential development with an indicative capacity of 70 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Reduce size of housing site & enlarge nature area
  • Reallocate as part of South Saxon wetland
  • Flood risk
  • Traffic congestion
  • Loss of green space/part of South Saxons wetlands
  • Housing should be set back from the road

(7) Site reference: D34

Figure 27

Figure 27: Location plan for D34

Site address: 190 Bexhill Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.19ha

Possible net capacity: 32

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 32 units

Previously your comments were:

None

(4) Site reference: D43

Figure 28

Figure 28: Location plan for D43

Site address: St Ethelburga’s Church Hall

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.08ha

Possible net capacity: 7

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 7 units

Previously your comments were:

None

(10) Site reference: B01

Figure 29

Figure 29: Location plan for B01

Site address: Bulverhythe Development Area

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 4.28ha

Possible net capacity: 100

Assessment summary: There are 2 parcels of land that may be available for redevelopment during the Plan period. Both parcels are low lying; relatively flat and protected from tidal flooding by a series of sea defences. Some land assembly and relocation of existing uses may be required. The 2 parcels of land may be suitable for a mixed use redevelopment, including commercial and residential uses. Together, both parcels could accommodate 100 dwellings units with commercial floorspace. Our preference would be to allocate both parcels for mixed development comprising residential and commercial development.

Previously your comments were:

  • Not suitable for high density development
  • Flood risk
  • Could be considered for allotments

(8) Site reference: B13

Figure 30

Figure 30: Location plan for B13

Site address: Cinque Ports Way, Stamco timber & TA Centre

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 0.89ha

Possible net capacity: 54

Assessment summary: This area has redevelopment potential for a mix of uses including residential. The site is potentially part of the West Marina redevelopment - an area of vacant and under used land the regeneration of which has been a long term objective of the Council. The West Marina Masterplan indicated that this site could support 54 housing units as part of a mix of commercial and residential units

Previously your comments were:

  • The site should be allocated for mixed use
  • Primarily retail to form the commercial core of the West Marina regeneration area
  • Flood risk?
  • More suited to leisure/cultural uses to compliment surrounding uses
  • Sea level rises need to be considered
  • Traffic problems
  • Indicative capacity too high

(2) Site reference: B14

Figure 31

Figure 31: Location plan for B14

Site address: Former Hastings College, St Saviours Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full Planning permission

Area: 1.05ha

Possible net capacity: 44

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 44 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Suitable for low rise development, support the delivery of mix of housing in this sustainable location
  • Indicative capacity too high

(10) Site reference: N02

Figure 32

Figure 32: Location plan for N02

Site address: Land South of Crowhurst Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 0.84ha

Possible net capacity: 20

Assessment summary: This greenfield site is raised and mostly level, it could be suitable for development including residential development. The site is heavily screened by a strong hedge & tree boundary and lies above the B2092 (Queensway). This site is relatively isolated in terms of access to local facilities and higher density development would not therefore be appropriate. The site is currently outside of the built-up area boundary which normally means there is a presumption against residential development. The Development Management Plan offers an opportunity to reappraise the built-up area boundary at this location, however any amendment to the built-up would need to be robustly justified. Based on density of 25 dwellings per hectare this site has a potential capacity of c.20 units. The site is put forward for comment and reaction. The Council is not making a recommendation at this time.

(10) Site reference: N03

Figure 33

Figure 33: Location plan for N03

Site address: The Grove School

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 9.4ha

Possible net capacity: 240

Assessment summary: Given the changes currently taking place in secondary education in Hastings, it is possible the site will become available for development during the Plan period to 2028. The site is included in the consultation for this reason. Should the school site become surplus to requirement, our preferred use would be for housing. However, this is a large site which would require a full planning assessment if it were to become available for development during the Local Plan period. The total site area included the woodland in the south-west corner of the site is 9.4Ha. It is assumed the wooded area would not form part of any redevelopment. If redevelop included the school playing fields the total site area available for development is 8.1Ha. If a density of 30 dwellings per hectare is assumed the site could be capable of delivering c.240 units. The capacity would be significantly less if the playing fields were retained and/or other constraints were identified. The site is put forward for comment and reaction. The Council is not making a recommendation at this time.

St Helen’s (Planning Focus Area 4)

Table 7: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 4

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
A28 Land at Osborne House, The Ridge 66 2.95 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
D40 191 The Ridge 7 0.15 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
D41 195 The Ridge 14 0.26 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
C02 Mount Denys, Pinehill & Ridgeway 31 0.64 None
A47 Rear of Linley Drive 15 0.32 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
A21 Hurst Court, The Ridge 42 1.44 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
C03 Old Roar House, Old Roar Road 14 0.84 Outline planning permission – see proforma in Planning Focus Area 1
N04 Land adjacent to Sandrock Park, The Ridge 2.74 None

Table 8: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 4

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
None

Planning Focus Area 4

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(10) Site reference: A28

Figure 34

Figure 34: Location plan for A28

Site address: Land at Osborne House, The Ridge

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 2.95ha

Possible net capacity: 55

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. A planning proposal involving the redevelopment of the site has been approved subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to continue to allocate this site for mixed use including residential development with an indicative site capacity of 55 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(9) Site reference: D40

Figure 35

Figure 35: Location plan for D40

Site address: 191 The Ridge

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.15ha

Possible net capacity: 7

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution by the Planning Committee to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 7 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(6) Site reference: D41

Figure 36

Figure 36: Location plan for D41

Site address: 195 The Ridge

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.26ha

Possible net capacity: 14

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through a current outline planning permission. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 14 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(10) Site reference: C02

Figure 37

Figure 37: Location plan for C02

Site address: Mount Denys, Pinehill & Ridgeway

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 0.64ha

Possible net capacity: 31

Assessment summary: These buildings are currently used by East Sussex County Council Social Services, and may become vacant during the Plan period, when the services provided here are transferred to a new location and purpose built development further along The Ridge. Should this site be vacated, our preference would be for the site to be redeveloped for residential development. Given the existing character of the surrounding area, the site is suitable for a high density development with a suggested capacity of c.30 dwellings.

Previously your comments were:

None

(12) Site reference: A47

Figure 38

Figure 38: Location plan for A47

Site address: Rear of Linley Drive

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.32ha

Possible net capacity: 15

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. The site remains suitable for residential development. Our preference is to continue allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 15 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(12) Site reference: A21

Figure 39

Figure 39: Location plan for A21

Site address: Hurst Court, The Ridge

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 1.44ha

Possible net capacity: 40

Assessment summary: This site is allocated in the existing Local Plan for residential development. Wildlife and tree cover are likely to affect the developable area of the site. Providing these important issues can satisfactorily addressed, the site remains suitable for residential development. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for housing development with an indicative capacity of c.40 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(42) Site reference: N04

Figure 40

Figure 40: Location plan for N04

Site address: Land adjacent to Sandrock Park, The Ridge

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Part allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004 (playing field)

Area: 2.74ha

Possible net capacity: 80

Assessment summary: This flat triangular site lies directly to the south of The Ridge. The western part of the site is unused and the eastern part is a playing field which is under used. There is a tree screen along the frontage with The Ridge. The existing boundary trees are the most significant landscape characteristic of the area, and would need to be managed as part of any development. Retention & management of the existing trees and hedges would be the primary means of mitigation. However, a new access would be required at the western end of the site which is likely to take all of the tree screening fronting The Ridge. The site is currently outside of the built-up area boundary which normally means there is a presumption against residential development. The Development Management Plan offers an opportunity to reappraise the built-up area boundary at this location, however any amendment to the built-up boundary would need to be robustly justified. Although it is on the edge of the urban area, the site is reasonably to close facilities. If a density of 30 dwellings per hectare is assumed the site is capable of delivering c.80 dwellings. The site is put forward for comment and reaction. The Council is not making a recommendation at this time.

Silverhill & Alexandra Park (Planning Focus Area 5)

Table 9: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 5

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
C04 Horntye Park 109 0.87 Full planning permission subject to legal agreement
A19 12-19 Braybrooke Terrace 25 0.23 Part allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004 (lapsed planning permission)
A33 Hollingsworth Garage, Braybrooke Road 56 0.40 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
D20 The Langham Hotel, 16 Elphinstone Road 9 0.05 Full planning permission
D30 Silver Springs Medical Practice, Beaufort Road 9 0.12 Outline planning permission
D32 347-349 London Road 20 0.15 Lapsed planning permission

Table 10: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 5

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
None

Planning Focus Area 5

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(8) Site reference: C04

Figure 41

Figure 41: Location plan for C04

Site address: Horntye Park

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.87ha

Possible net capacity: 109

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 109 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Over development
  • Grassy area around law courts is useless for biodiversity & could be allocated for new allotments or community gardening

(8) Site reference: A19

Figure 42

Figure 42: Location plan for A19

Site address: 12-19 Braybrooke Terrace

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Part allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004 (lapsed planning permission)

Area: 0.23ha

Possible net capacity: 25

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. An earlier planning permission has now lapsed, and there is now the potential to increase the site area and it is likely to be able to accommodate more units than it was originally allocated for. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site plus the additional land for housing with an indicative capacity of 25 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Houses not flats
  • Need a commitment to facilities for voluntary & community groups in the town centre

(9) Site reference: A33

Figure 43

Figure 43: Location plan for A33

Site address: Hollingsworth Garage, Braybrooke Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.40ha

Possible net capacity: 56

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. The site remains suitable for residential development. Our preference is to continue allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 56 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Not suitable for high density development
  • Gross over development

(4) Site reference: D20

Figure 44

Figure 44: Location plan for D20

Site address: The Langham Hotel, 16 Elphinstone Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.05ha

Possible net capacity: 9

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 9 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(2) Site reference: D30

Figure 45

Figure 45: Location plan for D30

Site address: Silver Springs Medical Practice, Beaufort Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission

Area: 0.12ha

Possible net capacity: 9

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through a current outline planning permission. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 9 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(4) Site reference: D32

Figure 46

Figure 46: Location plan for D32

Site address: 347-349 London Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Lapsed planning permission

Area: 0.15ha

Possible net capacity: 22

Assessment summary: Although planning permission for residential development has recently lapsed on this site, the site's suitability for residential development has been established. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 22 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

Maze Hill & Burtons’ St Leonards (Planning Focus Area 6)

Table 11: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 6

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
D18 49-52 Caves Road 6 0.06 Lapsed planning permission
D51 36-40 Caves Road 6 0.04 Full planning permission
D21 27 Dane Road 11 0.14 Full planning permission
D53 37 Charles Road West, Filsham Nurseries 9 0.26 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
A32 Gambier House, West Hill Road 15 0.23 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
B24 West Hill Road Reservoir 14 0.19 Full planning permission
B02 Former Hastings College, Archery Road 100 2.22 Current application undetermined

Table 12: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 6

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
None

Planning Focus Area 6

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(1) Site reference: D18

Figure 47

Figure 47: Location plan for D18

Site address: 49-52 Caves Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Lapsed planning permission

Area: 0.06ha

Possible net capacity: 6

Assessment summary: Although planning permission for residential development has recently lapsed on this site, the site's suitability for residential development has been established. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 6 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(1) Site reference: D51

Figure 48

Figure 48: Location plan for D51

Site address: 36-40 Caves Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.04ha

Possible net capacity: 6

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 6 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(1) Site reference: D21

Figure 49

Figure 49: Location plan for D21

Site address: 27 Dane Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.14ha

Possible net capacity: 11

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 11 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(1) Site reference: D53

Figure 50

Figure 50: Location plan for D53

Site address: 37 Charles Road West (Filsham Nurseries)

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.26ha

Possible net capacity: 9

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution by the Planning Committee to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 9 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(2) Site reference: A32

Figure 51

Figure 51: Location plan for A32

Site address: Gambier House, West Hill Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.23ha

Possible net capacity: 15

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. The existing buildings are to be vacated by the current occupier - the NHS. Marketing as to the site's availability took place in July 2011. The site is located within a Conservation Area. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 15 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(2) Site reference: B24

Figure 52

Figure 52: Location plan for B24

Site address: West Hill Road Reservoir

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.19ha

Possible net capacity: 14

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 14 units

Previously your comments were:

  • James Burton history that should be preserved

(15) Site reference: B02

Figure 53

Figure 53: Location plan for B02

Site address: Former Hastings College, Archery Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Planning application submitted – currently undetermined

Area: 2.22ha

Possible net capacity: 155

Assessment summary: Owing to the relocation of the former occupier, this site is now available for redevelopment. As a brownfield site in an established residential area, our preference is for the site to be redeveloped for residential use. Redevelopment will remove the existing redundant buildings and will provide the opportunity to convert the listed building and introduce a new use for the remainder of the site. In terms of the volume and form of future development, key factors that need to be taken into account in any redevelopment proposals is the relationship to the terrace of listed buildings within the site and the site's location within St Leonard's West Conservation Area. The current proposals for the site which are under consideration are for the development of 155 residential units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Support delivery of a mix of housing
  • Too dense, over development
  • Within a conservation area
  • Current proposals not in keeping with existing
  • Needs sensitive development
  • Developments should include provision of allotments or community gardening
  • Flats not wanted
  • Reallocate all or part as green/open space

Central St Leonards & Bohemia (Planning Focus Area 7)

Table 13: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 7

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
A20 Taxi office/B.R. Social Club, St Johns Road 30 0.12 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
B06 Crystal Square 60 0.47 None
B12 1-3 Chapel Park Road 27 0.13 Full planning permission
B31 College of Holy Child Jesus, Magdalen Road 32 4.91 Planning application undetermined
D08 Sorting Office site, Kings Road 8 0.05 Full planning permission
D14 4-5 Stockleigh Road 12 0.03 Full planning permission

Table 14: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 7

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
None

Planning Focus Area 7

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(13) Site reference: A20

Figure 54

Figure 54: Location plan for A20

Site address: Taxi Office/B.R. Social Club, St Johns Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.12ha

Possible net capacity: 30

Assessment summary: This site is allocated in the existing Local Plan for mixed use development, with commercial uses on the ground floor and residential above. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for housing with an indicative capacity of 30 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(10) Site reference: B06

Figure 55

Figure 55: Location plan for B06

Site address: Crystal Square and Western Road

Suggested use: Mixed use

Planning status: None

Area: 0.47ha

Possible net capacity: 60

Assessment summary: This site, which is centred on Crystal Square car park, offers the largest potential regeneration opportunity in the locality and was included within the Central St Leonards Regeneration Framework. The site is capable of accommodating a mixed use development based on housing and retail with the possible inclusion of business and leisure uses. Amongst other factors, the volume and form of development will need to take into account the site's location with a Conservation Area. Because land acquisition would be involved in the development of this site, its development is likely to be in the later part of the Plan period. A capacity of 60 residential units is suggested as part of a mixed use scheme.

Previously your comments were:

  • Area already densely developed
  • Finance should be sought for multi-storey car park
  • Question multi-storey flatted development – are flats needed here?
  • Loss of car parking area
  • The loss of the Adams & Jarrett warehouse – the shop could not operate without it

(2) Site reference: B12

Figure 56

Figure 56: Location plan for B12

Site address: 1-3 Chapel Park Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.13ha

Possible net capacity: 27

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 27 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(31) Site reference: B31

Figure 57

Figure 57: Location plan for B31

Site address: College of Holy Child Jesus, Magdalen Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Planning application submitted currently undetermined

Area: 4.91ha

Possible net capacity:

Assessment summary: The current owner may vacate and dispose of this site, which over recent years has used as a summer language school. The site includes a number of listed buildings and allowing these buildings to become vacant and unused in the future represents a wasted resource and a concern to the Council. A viable use needs to be found for these buildings some of which are deteriorating. In an established residential area, our preference would be to see as many of the historically important buildings as possible converted and re-used. It is important that any development of the site will need to be linked to securing the restoration and long term future of the historic buildings potentially through an enabling development. Current proposals for the site are under consideration, they are for the restoration & conversion of the Gothic Building, 'Gate Lodge' & former 'Convent Building' to residential use comprising 32 dwellings & associated parking areas and the demolition of the west wing & laundry building. The proposals also include development of 165 new residential units with associated parking areas, giving a total net residential build 197, and also include the restoration of the Chapel, landscaping and the creation of new access. An amended scheme is likely to be submitted by February 2012 which will be the subject of further public consultation before the application is determined.

Previously your comments were:

  • Building blocks of flats with parking spaces neither preserves or enhances area
  • Why is this no longer greenspace?
  • Development will ruin the Conservation Area
  • Mini university campus should be here
  • This should all be greenspace
  • Too many flats without gardens
  • Some land should be given over to allotments
  • Higher indicative capacity at public exhibition
  • Question the delivery of 160 units here with listed building and Conservation Area constraints
  • Breach of para 2.7 of HBC’s own designation
  • Inappropriate use of site
  • Take care not to destroy
  • Over development must be avoided on this site

(2) Site reference: D08

Figure 58

Figure 58: Location plan for D08

Site address: Sorting Office site, Kings Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.05ha

Possible net capacity: 8

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 8 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(2) Site reference: D14

Figure 59

Figure 59: Location plan for D14

Site address: 4-5 Stockleigh Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.03ha

Possible net capacity: 12

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 12 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

Hastings Town Centre (Planning Focus Area 8)

Table 15: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 8

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
A14 Hastings Station Yard (part) 27 0.44 Full planning permission
A15 The Observer Building (part) 39 0.07 Full planning permission subject to legal agreement
A43 Cornwallis Street Car Park 10 0.22 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
C06 Braybrooke House, Holmesdale Gardens 8 0.09 None
C07 Westwood House, Holmesdale Gardens 8 0.43 None
D50 40 & 41 Wellington Square 12 0.02 Full planning permission
D52 36 & 37 Wellington Square 12 0.02 Full planning permission

Table 16: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 8

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
E12 Priory Quarter, Havelock Road 21,700 2.6 New allocation

Planning Focus Area 8

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(7) Site reference: A14

Figure 60

Figure 60: Location plan for A14

Site address: Hastings Station Yard (part)

Suggested use: Mixed use

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.44ha

Possible net capacity: 103

Assessment summary: This site majority of this site has already been redevelopment educational and health care purposes and includes a small retail element. Part of the site is yet to be redeveloped and has planning permission for 103 units. This remaining part of the site continues to be suitable for residential use but may also be suited to mixed use scheme including residential. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for mixed development with an indicative capacity of 103 units for residential use.

Previously your comments were:

None

(8) Site reference: A15

Figure 61

Figure 61: Location plan for A15

Site address: The Observer Building

Suggested use: Mixed use

Planning status: Full planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.07ha

Possible net capacity: 39

Assessment summary: This vacant multi-storey building is allocated for mixed use development including residential use in the existing Local Plan. A planning proposal involving the redevelopment of the site has been approved subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to continue to allocate this site for mixed use including residential development with an indicative site capacity of 39 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(3) Site reference: A43

Figure 62

Figure 62: Location plan for A43

Site address: Cornwallis Street car park

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.22ha

Possible net capacity: 10

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan. The site remains suitable for residential development. Our preference is to continue allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 10 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Incorporate green/open space/play area
  • Over development

(4) Site reference: C06

Figure 63

Figure 63: Location plan for C06

Site address: Braybrooke House, Holmesdale Gardens

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 0.09ha

Possible net capacity: 8

Assessment summary: Braybrooke House and the neighbouring property of Westwood House are to be vacated by the current occupier - the NHS. Both properties were marketed in July 2011. Both properties are located within a Conservation Area. Braybrooke House is in close proximity to Hastings town centre and our preference is that the site should become residential in the future. An estimated capacity of 8 residential units is based on the conversion of the current building.

Previously your comments were:

  • This should be a conversion

(3) Site reference: C07

Figure 64

Figure 64: Location plan for C07

Site address: Westwood House, Holmesdale Gardens

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 0.43ha

Possible net capacity: 8

Assessment summary: Westwood House and the neighbouring property of Braybrooke House are to be vacated by the current occupier - the NHS. Both properties were marketed in July 2011. Both properties are located within a Conservation Area. Westwood House is in close proximity to Hastings town centre and our preference is that the site should become residential in the future. An estimated capacity of 8 residential units is based on the conversion of the current building.

Previously your comments were:

  • This should be a conversion

(2) Site reference: D50

Figure 65

Figure 65: Location plan for D50

Site address: 40 & 41 Wellington Square

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.02ha

Possible net capacity: 12

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 12 units.

Previously your comments were:

(2) Site reference: D52

Figure 66

Figure 66: Location plan for D52

Site address: 36 & 37 Wellington Square

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.02ha

Possible net capacity: 12

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 12 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(4) Site reference: E12

Figure 67

Figure 67: Location plan for E12

Site address: Priory Quarter, Havelock Road

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: New allocation.

Area: 2.6ha

Possible net capacity: 21,700m2

Assessment summary: Although this site is not currently allocated in the adopted Hastings Local Plan 2004, it forms the remainder of what is known as Priory Quarter. An informal masterplanning framework was prepared in 2004/5 and followed up with an outline planning application in 2006/7 which the Council’s Planning Committee resolved to grant consent for (although it was subject to a section 106 agreement which has not been completed). The outline consent was for a large scale mixed development of offices, education, retail and leisure. A significant part of the proposal was subsequently implemented through separate planning consents and now forms the core of the town centre’s business and higher education quarter. All this was done as part of the major regeneration initiative led by the Hastings and Bexhill Task Force.

The proposed allocation represents the remaining part of Priory Quarter available for redevelopment and is expected to be implemented during the period of the new Plan.

Previously your comments were:

None

Old Town (Planning Focus Area 9)

Table 17: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 9

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
None

Table 18: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 9

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
None

Planning Focus Area 9

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West Hill (Planning Focus Area 10)

Table 19: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 10

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
None

Table 20: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 10

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
None

Planning Focus Area 10

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Hillcrest & Ore Valley (Planning Focus Area 11)

Table 21: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 11

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
A18 Ore Valley 50 2.35 Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004
A23 Former Stills Factory (part) 75 2.71 Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004
B08 The Cheviots/Cotswold Close 63 1.23 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
C05 2-20 (evens) Fellows Road 17 0.27 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
C26 (was C09) 5-15 (odds) Fellows Road 12 0.10 Outline planning permission subject to legal agreement
B49 (was B34) Upper Broomgrove Road 12 0.29 None
D28 107 The Ridge (Simes & Sons) 8 0.22 Outline planning permission
A02 Mount Pleasant Hospital, Frederick Road 40 1.84 Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004
B09 87-221 (odds) Farley Bank 44 0.73 Full planning permission subject to legal agreement
D57 Ore Business Park, Farley Bank 37 0.70 None

Table 22: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 11

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
E10 Ivyhouse Lane, northern extension 10,000 5.8 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004
E11 Land east of Burgess Road, Ivyhouse 1,400 0.4 Allocated in Hastings Local Plan 2004

Planning Focus Area 11

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(5) Site reference: A18

Figure 68

Figure 68: Location plan for A18

Site address: Ore Valley

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 2.35ha

Possible net capacity: 50

Assessment summary: This site is identified for residential development in the existing Local Plan. The site forms part of wider area of neglected and redundant land known as Ore Valley, the regeneration of which has been a long term objective of the Council. The introduction of new housing to this area is see as being both beneficial the immediate locality and the town as a whole. Ore Valley was to be redeveloped as part of the millennium community programme, and the original outline planning permission included housing, together with commercial, retail and higher education facilities. The first phase of this scheme is now nearing completion. Nationally the millennium communities’ programme has now ended. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for residential development as part of the wider Ore Valley redevelopment area. The site has an indicative capacity of 50 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(4) Site reference: A23

Figure 69

Figure 69: Location plan for A23

Site address: Former Stills Factory, Ore Valley

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 2.71ha

Possible net capacity: 75

Assessment summary: This site is identified for mixed development in the existing Local Plan. The site forms part of wider area of neglected and redundant land known as Ore Valley, the regeneration of which has been a long term objective of the Council. The introduction of new housing to this area is see as being both beneficial the immediate locality and the town as a whole. Ore Valley was to be redeveloped as part of the millennium community programme, and the original outline planning permission included housing, together with commercial, retail and higher education facilities. The first phase of this scheme is now nearing completion. Nationally the millennium communities’ programme has now ended. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for residential development as part of the wider Ore Valley redevelopment area. The site has an indicative capacity of 75 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(4) Site reference: B08

Figure 70

Figure 70: Location plan for B08

Site address: The Cheviots/Cotswold Close

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 1.23ha

Possible net capacity: 63

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 63 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(4) Site reference: C05

Figure 71

Figure 71: Location plan for C05

Site address: 2-20 (evens) Fellows Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.27ha

Possible net capacity: 17

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution by the Planning Committee to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 17 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(3) Site reference: C26 (previously C09)

Figure 72

Figure 72: Location plan for C26

Site address: 5-15 (odds) Fellows Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.10ha

Possible net capacity: 12

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through a current outline planning permission. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 12 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(5) Site reference: B49 (formerly B34)

Figure 73

Figure 73: Location plan for B49

Site address: Upper Broomgrove Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 0.29ha

Possible net capacity: 12

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through a current outline planning permission. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 12 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(4) Site reference: D28

Figure 74

Figure 74: Location plan for D28

Site address: 107 The Ridge (Simes & Sons)

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Outline planning permission

Area: 0.22ha

Possible net capacity: 8

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution by the Planning Committee to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 8 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(6) Site reference: A02

Figure 75

Figure 75: Location plan for A02

Site address: Former Mount Pleasant Hospital, Frederick Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 1.84ha

Possible net capacity: 8

Assessment summary: This site is identified for residential development in the existing Local Plan. The site forms part of wider area of neglected and redundant land known as Ore Valley, the regeneration of which has been a long term objective of the Council. The introduction of new housing to this area is see as being both beneficial the immediate locality and the town as a whole. Ore Valley was to be redeveloped as part of the millennium community programme, and the original outline planning permission included housing, together with commercial, retail and higher education facilities. The first phase of this scheme is now nearing completion. Nationally the millennium communities’ programme has now ended. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for residential development as part of the wider Ore Valley redevelopment area. The site has an indicative capacity of 40 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(5) Site reference: B09

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Figure 76: Location plan for B09

Site address: 87-221 (odds) Farley Bank

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission subject to a legal agreement

Area: 0.73ha

Possible net capacity: 44

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 44 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(6) Site reference: D57

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Figure 77: Location plan for D57

Site address: Ore Business Park, Farley Bank

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: None

Area: 0.70ha

Possible net capacity: 37

Assessment summary: This site has full planning permission for residential development. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 37 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(7) Site reference: E10

Figure 78

Figure 78: Location plan for E10

Site address: Ivyhouse Lane, northern extension

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 5.8ha

Possible net capacity: 10,000m2

Assessment summary: Located on the northern edge of the town, with views over the surrounding countryside. This site would form a natural extension to the Ivyhouse Employment Area. The site falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but this was taken into account in allocating the site for development in the 2004 Plan.

A green lane runs across the site and is a constraint that would need to be taken into account in any development. The site is suitable for a range of small and medium units. The access to the site through the older Ivyhouse industrial area means that the site is unlikely to be suited to a prestige development but other parts of the Ivyhouse area have been developed independently in recent years and provides medium quality business space that makes a useful contribution to the town’s stock.

Previously your comments were:

None

(6) Site reference: E11

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Figure 79: Location plan for E11

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Site address: Land East of Burgess Road, Ivyhouse

Suggested use: Employment

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.4ha

Possible net capacity: 1,400m2

Assessment summary: This site would form an extension to the Ivyhouse Employment Area. The site falls within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but this was taken into account in allocating the site for development in the 2004 Plan. The site is suitable for a range of small and medium units. The access to the site through the older Ivyhouse industrial area means that the site is unlikely to be suited to a prestige development but other parts of the Ivyhouse area have been developed independently in recent years and provides medium quality business space that makes a useful contribution to the town’s stock.

Previously your comments were:

None

Clive Vale & Ore Village (Planning Focus Area 12)

Table 23: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 12

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
D26 Hare & Hounds, 391 Old London Road 6 0.04 Lapsed planning permission
D35 309-311 Harold Road 6 0.09 Full planning permission subject to legal agreement
A01 Upper Ore Valley 151 3.17 area with permission for 0.96, remainder 2.20 Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004 (full planning permission on part of the site)
A24 Land west of Frederick Road 29 0.60 Full planning permission
A30 Rear of Old London Road See A01 0.23 Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Table 24: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 12

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
None

Planning Focus Area 12

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(1) Site reference: D26

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Figure 80: Location plan for D26

Site address: Hare & Hounds, 391 Old London Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Lapsed planning permission

Area: 0.04ha

Possible net capacity: 6

Assessment summary: Although planning permission for residential development has recently lapsed on this site, the site's suitability for residential development has been established. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative capacity of 6 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(2) Site reference: D35

Figure 81

Figure 81: Location plan for D35

Site address: 309-311 Harold Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission subject to legal agreement

Area: 0.09ha

Possible net capacity: 6

Assessment summary: The suitability of developing this site for housing has been established through an earlier resolution by the Planning Committee to approve a planning application subject to a legal agreement. Our preference would be to allocate this site for residential development with an indicative site capacity of 6 units

Previously your comments were:

None

(176) Site reference: A01

Figure 82

Figure 82: Location plan for A01

Site address: Upper Ore Valley

Suggested use: residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004, with full planning permission on part of the site

Area: 3.17ha

Possible net capacity: 151

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan and currently has planning permission for residential development on part of the site. Vehicular access to the southern portion of the site, which is expected to be from the northern portion of the site, will need to be resolved before development can go ahead. There has been developer interest in the whole site, including the southern portion. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for housing, which could include the land indicated in A30, with an indicative capacity of 151 units.

Previously your comments were:

  • Designate as green/open space
  • Should be kept as green space
  • Woodland should be protected & added to the greenspace strategy
  • Environmental value shouldn’t be lost
  • Too many owners
  • Surface water capture
  • Steeply sloping sides – too impractical to develop
  • Conflicts with policy restrictions
  • Not suitable for development
  • The area behind Old London Road is not practically developable due to ESCC Highways restrictions
  • Poor road links & infrastructure issues in this area

(4) Site reference: A24

Figure 83

Figure 83: Location plan for A24

Site address: Land west of Frederick Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Full planning permission

Area: 0.60

Possible net capacity: 29

Assessment summary: This site is allocated for residential development in the existing Local Plan and currently has planning permission for residential development. Our preference is to continue to allocate this site for housing with an indicative net capacity of 29 units.

Previously your comments were:

None

(161) Site reference: A30

Figure 84

Figure 84: Location plan for A30

Site address: Rear of Old London Road

Suggested use: Residential

Planning status: Allocated in the Hastings Local Plan 2004

Area: 0.23

Possible net capacity: See A01

Assessment summary: See summary at A01

Previously your comments were:

  • Retain as green space
  • Traffic access difficulties

Hastings Country Park (Planning Focus Area 13)

Table 25: Possible net number of dwellings on sites in Focus Area 13

Site reference Address Possible net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
None

Table 26: Potential gross employment floorspace on sites in Focus Area 13

Site reference Address Potential gross floorspace (m2) Area (ha) Planning status
None

Planning Focus Area 13

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Sites under construction

A number of housing sites which aren’t shown in this consultation document are currently under construction. It is expected that these sites will be completed in the short term, although some schemes are far closer to completion than others. These schemes will count towards meeting the housing target figure of 3,400 new homes by 2028. Because the Plan period runs from 2011 to 2028, all schemes that have been completed since April 2011 count towards the target figure of 3,400.

Table 27: Sites under construction

Site reference Address Net number of dwellings Area (ha) Planning status
Focus Area 2: Greater Hollington
A10 Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Lane 67 1.61 Under construction, part completed
D27 Land rear of 20 Wartling Close 9 0.50 Under construction
Focus Area 3: Filsham & Bulverhythe
A13 Land adjoining 73 Filsham Rd 35 0.67 Under construction
A05 Former Malmesbury House, West Hill Road 117 0.70 Certificate of lawfulness confirms a start has been made on this site. However not currently active.
B07 Land at Fern Road 14 0.44 Certificate of lawfulness confirms a start has been made on this site. More recently a new planning permission has been allowed on appeal but the site is also the subject of a town or village green application. A public inquiry was held which concluded on 26 January 2012 and the outcome is awaited. Currently there is no certainty that this site will be developed but it remains a possibility at this time
Focus Area 5: Silverhill & Alexandra Park
D29 Land off Robert Tressell close 9 0.41 Under construction
D37 land rear of 1-9 Amherst Rd 6 0.30 Under construction
Focus Area 6: Maze Hill & Burton’s St.Leonards
D46 Land at Undercliffe 16 0.09 Start on site not currently active
Focus Area 7: Central St Leonards & Bohemia
D05 rear of 22-24 King's Road 8 0.04 Under construction
Focus Area 9: Old Town
D10 The Tan House & Ice House, 24 Rock-a-nore 14 0.06 Under construction
Focus Area 10: West Hill
A03 101 Castle Hill Road 7 0.07 Start on site not currently active
Focus Area 11: Hillcrest & Ore Valley
A06 Land north of Priory Road 38 0.68 Under construction, part completed
A17 land at the corner of Hughenden Rd & Parker Rd, Ore Valley Phase 1A 51 2.55 Under construction
D38 141 The Ridge 13 0.26 Under construction
Focus Area 12: Clive Vale & Ore Valley
A25 Land at Hawthorn Rd 16 0.52 Under construction
D47 Land at 2 Tilekiln Lane 13 0.33 Start on site not currently active
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