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Toads Hole Valley : a triangular urban fringe site north of the Brighton conurbation

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THE SITE IS WEDGED BETWEEN THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK IN THE NORTH, WESTDEAN AND WITHDEAN TO THE EAST, TONGDEAN TO THE SOUTH AND HANGLETON TO THE WEST.

The plan is for 700 homes at an average density of 45 homes per hectare. A business area is sited close to the junction with the A27. A school is planned for at the base of the valley which is considered most accessible from adjoining residential areas. The design of the school would be based on One Planet Living principles. Next to this at the heart of the site are social, health and retail facilities.

The steep western bank would become the Ecology Park with foot and cycle links to between the new neighbourhood and the Hangeton. The realignment of the King George VI Avenue would allow the creation of a new Greenway between the new residential area and the Goldstone Valley and create children’s play space.

The Brighton Society supported the scheme as detailed in the Local Plan to build a substantial number of houses at Toad’s Hole Valley. We look forward to seeing an interesting development of affordable housing, whether it is to rent or to buy, preferably a mixture of the two.

 

 

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