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On 2 Nov 2017 at 5:12pm Worried wrote:
Uckfield is getting 2,000 new houses next year. 2,000!!!! A huge estate is being built at the roundabout on the A26 that you get to on the road from Lewes to Uckfield, going past Ringmer & Barcombe.
This is going to have an enormous knock on affect on the traffic going through Lewes and add massively to congestion, noise and fumes, surely?
A giant sized 'land acquired' sign has been put up there.
It's so bloody depressing all this housing development on green land.
On 2 Nov 2017 at 6:03pm Yup wrote:
Immigration and over-breeding plus an over concentration of resources to London and the surrounding areas are to blame. There are loads of plans for development of our area. Mad when our water and transport infrastructure is already overstretched.

On the A26 just outside Barcombe (i.e just south of that roundabout) 11 dwelling are being built on the site of Boathouse Farmshop. The owners of three sites bordering it are about apply for permission which could add another 70-100 houses. Give it a few more decades and at this rate Uckfield, Lewes and Ringmer will have merged.
On 2 Nov 2017 at 6:47pm Dr. Beechnut wrote:
NO you can't have your rail line back LOL
On 2 Nov 2017 at 7:05pm Mark wrote:
Well, alright Yup... Britain is building excessive amounts of new homes and it's creating a crisis of over accommodation. If you say so...
On 2 Nov 2017 at 10:19pm Closed borders wrote:
The UK must provide accommodation for immigrants, legal or illegal, they must all be housed, the tax payer pays, its all part of the system.
On 2 Nov 2017 at 10:55pm Jack wrote:
They probably said that about your house when it went up. I'm all right Jack, never mind anyone else who wants housing eh.
On 2 Nov 2017 at 11:07pm The Greek wrote:
On 2 Nov 2017 at 11:39pm Jackie Valliano wrote:
There's no blame on anyone, we should be creating solutions to these things, putting in proposals for new roads or ways to ease congestion and traffic through Lewes and the surrounding areas.
Homes a cropping up every where we look.
On 3 Nov 2017 at 7:44am facs wright wrote:
*1000 houses, not 2000, site allocated in the local plan a long time ago, keep up
On 3 Nov 2017 at 9:28am Deja Vu wrote:
I work in Albourne and the planning for the new Village includes building house along both sides of every country lane for a 5 square mile radius.
It's cheap to do as no new roads or infrastructure are needed (and the houses are worth a lot more), building in this way will become the new normal and country lanes will become a thing of the past.
On 3 Nov 2017 at 12:47pm Huh? wrote:
A population can't expand definitely without requiring new houses to be built. Our population continues to expand so we need new houses. Whether the demand should be so concentrated on the South East is also an issue but as successive UK governments have poured funding and resources into the South East at the exclusion of the rest of the country we are now stuck with it. Of course the EU, by funding the regions our government ignored like Cornwall, Wales and Scotland, did something to redress the issue but we've kicked them out now.

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