The reserved matters application submitted in June 2017 seeks approval for the detailed plans for the new hospice and first phase of homes, as well as a community hub. Details of the proposals are set out below.
The plans for the first residential phase of the development include a mix of new houses, bungalows and apartments.
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The proposals include 48 affordable houses and apartments (30%). This is in accordance with Mid Sussex District Council policy and the outline planning consent.
Image: example elevations of homes within phase 1 (click to enlarge)
The reserved matters planning application includes a new 24 bed hospice, ensuring that St Catherine’s will have a facility that allows them to serve the community for many years to come. In addition to the greater number of rooms, the hospice plans include:
St Catherine’s will be launching a fundraising appeal to meet the costs of building and furnishing the new hospice. Details of the appeal will be published soon.
The plans include a new community hub to be run and managed by St Catherine’s for the benefit of the whole community. The hub will include:
In addition to the community facilities, seven apartments will be located above the new hub.
As the site is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the detailed proposals include extensive landscaping and planting. The submitted plans include:
The proposals include a total of 377 car parking spaces for the new homes, in accordance with the approved outline application. Additionally, 12 car parking spaces will be provided for the community hub. The new hospice will have a total of 133 parking spaces.
Cycle parking and storage will be provided in accordance with West Sussex County Council’s policy.