Old Malling Farm Site

This National Park greenfield site, with historic links to the former religious settlement in the vicinity of Malling Deanery, was put forward by the Inspector considering the joint Lewes District/South Downs National Park Core Strategy as a potential site for housing, to accommodate around 200 new dwellings.

Although the Friends of Lewes objected strongly to the development of this site, and the National Park Authority were concerned about the impact on the landscape, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed the allocation of the site for housing. We have commented on the design, layout and access proposals for the development at each stage of the consultation process.

On June 10th 2021 the SDNPA Planning Committee approved the application for outline planning permission subject to extensive conditions including 50% affordable housing, a commitment to zero carbon construction, electric vehicle charging points, a route for pedestrians and cyclists at the S-E corner of the site down into the former railway cutting to give convenient alternative access to the town centre.


Friends of Lewes statements and Consultation Responses on the Old Malling Farm development:

To explore other Friends of Lewes statements and submissions to the planning authorities on this development, use the search box at top right, and see the Friends of Lewes Newsletters.

Old Malling Farm development
Site of Old Malling Farm development