New Horam homes get green light from planners

14 May 2018


National housebuilder Bovis Homes is bringing a wide range of new homes to Horam in East Sussex, after proposals were approved by local planners.

The site off Horebeech Lane, on the eastern edge of Horam, will become home to a total of 123 new properties, of which 43 will be designated as much-needed affordable housing, including a mix of rented and shared ownership homes.

The plans also include provision for children's play areas, as well as extensive landscaping, including enhanced woodland, and large areas of public open space.

The homes will range in size from one-bedroom starter properties, through to larger five-bedroom family homes. 

David Dodds, associate land director at Bovis Homes, said: “We're delighted to have secured reserved matters planning consent and look forward to starting work on site and delivering this exciting new development.

“Throughout this process we have looked to ensure that our development will meet the needs of the local community. Thanks to the feedback and support of the public and Wealden District Council, we have been able to create a plan that is both unique and in keeping with Horam's semi-rural village character. We are confident it will become a valued addition to this popular village.”

Initial works will begin on site later this year, following a period of ecological and archaeological investigation and clearance works. The first residents are expected to move in during the summer of 2019.