New homes for Ore

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New houses are set to be built in Ore after developers were given the green light by Hastings Borough Council.

The Park Lane Group submitted an application to knock down a number of existing buildings in Middle Road and replace them with 11 houses.

Last Wednesday (December 23) councillors on the council’s planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the scheme.

In her report, planning officer Tezel Bahcheli said: “This is a revised application for 11 houses made following a refusal of planning permission for 13 houses in 2014.

“The application consists of the demolition of the existing buildings on the site, which are a mix of commercial uses and a dwelling, and their replacement with a cul-de-sac of 11 two-bedroom houses. The previous application was refused because of a cramped layout leading to poor living environment and not being in keeping with the surrounding area.”

Eleven people wrote to the council objecting to the plans.

They said there was insufficient parking provision in place, branded the scheme as overdevelopment and claimed there would be an increase in traffic, making the surrounding roads more dangerous.

Ms Bahcheli’s report added: “It is considered that the proposal overcomes the previous reasons for refusal and provides an acceptable development that is in keeping with the character of the area.”

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