100 homes coming to Crowborough

Dandara has received final planning permission for the first phase of its development in Crowborough on the edge of Ashdown Forest.

The housebuilder initially plans to build 65 private and 35 affordable homes on 8.1 hectares of land off Walshes Road, in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex.

Bounded by hedgerows, trees and woodland, Pearmain Place will deliver a range of private three, four and five bedroom houses and will feature large areas of open green spaces, natural habitats for wildlife and soft landscaped areas, accompanied with children’s play parks.

David Garrett, Managing Director of Dandara South East, commented: “Pearmain Place will bring vitally needed new homes to Crowborough where there has been a real shortage of housing in recent years particularly for first time buyers.

“Its proximity to well-regarded schools will be attractive to families and the size and styles of house types will suit buyers with a wide range of different aspirations and budgets – from those buying their first home, to second steppers and downsizers looking for low maintenance, energy efficient homes.”

Dandara will be making a significant contribution to Wealden Council’s Community Infrastructure levy to help deliver improvements to local infrastructure and services including to highways, education, amenity areas, health, waste, policing and community facilities.

Rebecca Taylor, Head of Land at Dandara South East, added: “Pearmain Place has been designed in careful consultation with Wealden District Council to ensure it enhances and complements its incredible location in one of the most picturesque parts of East Sussex.

“More than 60% of the site has been retained as open public space, preserving the area for future generations. Renewable energy solutions are being used where possible, further minimizing the impact on the local environment.”

Construction of the new Dandara development is expected to start in January 2023 with a sales launch scheduled for Summer 2023.

A further 130 homes are planned for the second phase of the development which will be built in 2024 with a total of 81 affordable homes being built over the two phases. Each of the homes will feature energy efficient heating, hot water and lighting designs and houses will be fitted with roof mounted photovoltaic panels.

Set to be popular with homebuyers, Pearmain Place is ideally located for commuters, close to the A26, 7 miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells and 33 miles south of London. It’s just 4 minutes’ drive from Crowborough train station with regular services to Uckfield and London. Crowborough itself has a wide range of local independent shops, restaurants, supermarkets and schools.

Ashdown Forest is minutes away from the development, with more than 6,500 acres of ancient heathland to explore. Home to rare species of wildlife and plants, it inspired A.A. Milne’s classic adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh. Walshes Park is also close-by.