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Former Chalk Pit, Willingdon Road, Eastboune, East Sussex BN21 1XR

Development, Other


2.9 acres / 129,373 Sq ft

Available / Freehold

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The Opportunity

The site consists of a former quarry, most recently used for storage purposes by East Sussex Country Council Ground Maintenance, plus two derelict semi-detached two-storey houses to the north east of the site. Vehicular access to the site is off the Willingdon Road past Coppice Court Nursing Home.

The majority of the site is levelled flat and is cleared, other than two storage containers and some vegetation. The perimeter has steep sided banks with trees and vegetation.
The site extends to 2.97 acres (1.20 hectares) and offers significant development potential (subject to the necessary planning consents).

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The site is located in Eastbourne, a seaside town in East Sussex. Eastbourne is located 23 miles east of Lewes and Hastings is located approximately 17 miles east of Eastbourne. Road connections to the site are good with the A22 leading north and connecting to the A27, providing access east and west to other Sussex and Hampshire towns. The A22 continues north towards East Grinstead and the M25 motorway beyond.

The site is located along the Willingdon Road and is approximately 2.3 miles north west of Eastbourne town centre in a good quality residential area characterised by detached and semi-detached houses. Other uses in the immediate area include Coppice Court Nursing Centre, Ocklynge Junior School, Ratton Academy, Eastbourne District General Hospital and Willingdon Golf Club.

The site is an old quarry, situated off Willingdon Road. The general topography slopes north east and there are steep banks leading down to the site from Willingdon Road and the neighbouring gardens of Tovey Close, creating a secluded and attractive development site. The property is bound by Coppice Court Nursing Centre to the north west, the north east and south east backs onto the gardens of bungalows on Selmeston Road and Tovey Close. The south west and west are bound by Willingdon Road and opposite the gardens of detached and semi-detached housing on Farlaine Road and Clifford Avenue, over which there is a presvribed right of way.

Planning Policy

The site falls within the boundary of Lewes and Eastbourne Council and is allocated as falling within a Site of Nature Conservation Importance, a Flood Protection and Water Disposal Area and the south east portion of the site is covered by the Historic Environment (Archaeological Notification Area). A number of trees on the site are covered by Tree Preservation Orders.
The site was previously granted planning permission in 2009 for redevelopment for C2 use with ancillary use under planning reference EB/2008/0543. The scheme was not implemented
We are of the opinion that the site could accommodate up to an additional 15 dwellings, or another C2 institutional use, subject to planning permission.


We are inviting offers for the freehold interest.

Former Chalk Pit, Willingdon Road, Eastboune, East Sussex BN21 1XR