FORMER NEWLANDS SCHOOL

PUBLIC CONSULTATION -

AMENDED PROPOSAL

 

INFRASTRUCTURE & LOCAL FACILITIES

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

http://www.lewes.gov.uk/Files/plan_Adopted_Regulation_123_Nov2015.pdf

 

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.

 

  • Junction Improvement Projects (four initiatives identified on the A259 and A26)
  • New Road and Road Improvement Projects
  • Pedestrian and Cycle Improvement Projects (footpath / cycle routes linking new developments to facilities)
  • Public Transport Improvement Projects (seven separate initiatives)
  • Education Facilities Projects (including Early Years Places at Seaford. Primary School - One form of entry - expansion at Seaford. Secondary School - One form of entry – expansion at Seaford. Further Education College Provision - Additional Places at Sussex Downs College Lewes Campus, additional Places at Plumpton College
  • Healthcare Facilities Projects (Capital improvements in healthcare facilities)
  • Green Infrastructure Projects (Equipped children’s play space, children’s casual play space, outdoor sports facilities)
  • Community Infrastructure Projects
  • Emergency Services Infrastructure Requirements
  • Community Safety Projects