Initial approval given for 1,000 Bexhill homes from Hastings council

Bovis Homes' proposal for Roundacre, part of the new development in north east Bexhill, to be known as Worsham.

Bovis Homes' proposal for Roundacre, part of the new development in north east Bexhill, to be known as Worsham.

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Hastings Borough Council members recommended approval for an outline plan for up to 1,050 homes in Bexhill at a planning committee meeting on Wednesday.

Members of the committee unanimously agreed on the application by Bovis Homes for a major development with houses, businesses and services on land north of Wrestwood Road.

Hastings is involved in the consultation because the area around the controversial link road is part of its and Rother District Council’s local plans.

There was little opposition at the meeting to the application which includes up to 1,050 homes, with 30 per cent affordable housing, space for businesses, a primary school, a nursery, parks and four new roads over 57 hectares at Worsham Farm.

Cllr Matthew Beaver said at the meeting: “Lets get on with building the houses this area so desperately needs.”

Mr Crawford described the development as a ‘whole new community’.

Rother District Council’s planning committee is expected to consider the outline application and Hastings’ recommendation before the end of October.

Even if Rother’s committee agrees with Hastings, full planning permission would still need to be given at a later date.

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