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woodlands meed SEN school burgess hill APPROVED: Servecorps Building To Be Demolished & Replaced With 12 Apartments

10th July 2017
By Peter Chapman

Victoria Road's transformation from industrial to residential continues with the planning approval for 12 new two bedroom apartments

The Servecorps building at number 70 Victoria Road will be demolished to make way for two 3-storey buildings.

Just fourteen car parking spaces will be made available on site - a detail which was one of the reasons for Burgess Hill Town Council recommending that MSDC should have refused planning permission.

In their representation to the District Council, BHTC said:
Concerns were expressed about the inadequate on-site parking facilities. In an area that sees a substantial increase in on-street parking due to there being two local schools and also other residential redevelopments in the area.

The Committee also expressed their concerns about the design of the building and would prefer to have planning applications that represent a holistic view of the whole area for the development and not just piece meal.

Asbestos Risk

The MSDC contaminated lands officer has insisted on a predemolition asbestos survey to be carried out after the submitted contamination risk assessment identified potential contamination risks.

Section 106 Agreement - The developer has agreed to pay the following contibutions..
Primary Education £12,415 (additional equipment at Southway Junior School)
Libraries £3,119 (additional stock at Burgess Hill Library)
Equipped play £9,689 (at Woodpecker Crescent)
Kickabout facilities £2,746 (at Jane Murray Way)
Formal sport £11,669 (at Fairfield Recreation Ground)
Community Buildings £5,069 (at Fairfield Community Centre, Western Road)
Local Community Infrastructure £6,600 (towards public realm improvements at Victoria Road)

For more information, look up application number DM/16/3027 on the MSDC Planning Portal here

Spread the word, the Servecorps building is to be demolished and replaced with 12 two bedroom flats.

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