Planning permission granted for 45 dwellings
Lightwood was approached by the landowners of this small but strategically important parcel of land on the edge of the village of Ovingdean just outside the city of Brighton.
This was a highly sensitive development location on the edge of the South Downs National Park but identified within the local authority’s urban fridge assessment. The critical advancement of this project was to understand and work with the local authority over the balance of acceptable development compared with the sensitive policy designations.
Unprecedented ecology solutions which served to protect and relocate a rare species of plant, along with the creation of horse paddock integrated within the development, served to create an acceptable scheme which was supported by the local authority planning officers and the Planning Inspectorate.