FORMER NEWLANDS SCHOOL
PUBLIC CONSULTATION -
In addition to the on-site provision of affordable housing, public open space/sports pitches and a fully equipped play area for use by existing and future residents, considerable financial contributions will be made by the developer through Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments. This Government scheme came into force Nationally in April 2010 and allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The money will be used by the Local Authority to fund improvements to local infrastructure and facilities needed as a result of the development. Please note that Seaford Town Council will also receive 15-25% of this funding pot to spend on local improvements/facilities.
In particular, the Council has identified the following infrastructure projects that may be partly or wholly funded by the developer contributions:-
It is at the discretion of Lewes District and Town Councils to decide exactly how their shares of the financial contributions will be distributed to new and existing facilities in the area. Further details can be found at
It is envisaged that more than 55% of the 6.35-hectare site (15.69 acres) is likely to remain green, be it public open space/sports pitches, a new equipped children’s play area, garden space or retained and proposed planting.
The landscaping on site will be designed to respect and retain the setting of the Newlands School building and adjoining listed building at Sutton Place. Whilst currently private land, the finished development will incorporate meaningful and useable public open spaces for existing and future residents to use.