18 April 2018

East Sussex Development site update – fervent activity, broad client base

Development activity across East Sussex continues apace, with SHW involved in several deals across the county.

Acting on behalf of East Sussex County Council and the Diocese of Chichester, SHW sold a 1.28 acre surplus site in Robertsbridge – the former Mountfield and Watlington Church of England Primary School to an Educational care provider under the auspices of the National Fostering Agency Group.

Marlowe House, in Hadlow Down near Heathfield, operated as a 17 bedroom care home until its closure in 2017. SHW were appointed by RSM Restructuring, and the site was subsequently sold to a private residential developer.


The Russell Centre, Eastbourne was sold with prior planning consent on behalf of the Royal Voluntary Service, and will be the site for three new houses.

Furthermore, SHW Planning successfully overturned a decision blocking the demolition of stables in Ninfield Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, allowing for the construction of five new detached houses on behalf of Turnbull Land.

SHW Development Consultancy Partner Niral Patel said: “These four recent instructions demonstrate the breadth of clients we act for, and continuing activity across East Sussex in an attempt to maximise land use utility, repurpose redundant sitesand help to ease the housing crisis.”

SHW Director of Planning Alex Bateman said: “Despite upcoming changes to the planning system, we are still advising on a large number of projects. These vary from residential to commercial across the entire south east and clients have welcomed our advice and strategies to help achieve planning permission.”

Montage from top left: Watlington & Mountfield C of E Primary School; aerial shot of Marlowe House, Hadlow Down; Russell Centre, Eastbourne; and Ninfield Road, Bexhill.



Niral Patel

01293 441315

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