The District Planning Committee of Mid Sussex District Council has voted unanimously to grant outline planning permission for 600 new homes, a new hospice for St Catherine's, school and community facilities on land east of Brighton Road, Pease Pottage. The decision comes after extensive consultation and discussions with the council, stakeholders, and local residents.
Thakeham's Group Managing Director, Robert Boughton, said, "We are delighted that our plans for land east of Brighton Road have been given consent by the planning committee. We have consulted extensively with Mid Sussex District Council and with local residents, and this decision reflects this hard work. The plans for the site will help meet local housing needs, as well as providing new community facilities and open space. Our work with the Council, St Catherine’s and the local community will continue as we look to implement the plans and deliver a high quality development."
A spokesman for St Catherine’s said: “We’re utterly delighted that the planning committee has approved plans for a new, state of the art hospice. It means that, alongside raising more money, we’ll be able to help more people facing death and dying and will be there for everyone who needs us, building on the great care we currently give. We can’t wait to share this news with out amazing supporters and turn this plan into a reality.”