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Old Malling Farm Design Brief

Old Malling Farm Design Brief

The South Downs Local Plan includes an allocation for residential development at land at Old Malling Farm, Lewes, for between 220 and 240 homes.  The site is shown outlined in red, below.

Design Briefs are an established method of providing guidance to developers, the local community and stakeholders on how a site should be developed.

The Design Brief sets out the specific aims and expectations for this site and aims to deliver a high quality development in accordance with the requirements of Local Plan policies.

The Old Malling Farm Design Brief has now been approved, following the public consultation which took place over February/March 2020.

During the consultation, comments were received from 67 respondents, including local residents, community groups, national bodies, councillors and local authority representatives.

From these, key themes emerged concerning:

  • Sustainable transport,
  • Parking, and
  • Sustainable construction and climate change.

These , along with other minor amendments, were passed to the applicant and have been addressed in the approved Brief.

Following this approval, the Design Brief will be an important consideration in the determination of any planning applications at the site.