Designs revealed for Briton’s Croft

Detailed designs for the intended redevelopment of Briton’s Croft, Steyning as an ‘older person’s scheme’ have been unveiled to Steyning Parish Council by developers Saxon Weald Housing.

The scheme will comprise 20 one and two bedroom flats within five two storey buildings with pitched roofs.

It is intended that 12 of these would be affordable housing for rent, with eight sold on shared equity schemes to eligible persons, all built to lifetime homes standards with two on the ground floor for disabled persons. The scheme will be put out for public consultation again, on December 5 from 3–7pm at the Steyning Centre, when everyone is invited to look at these and to give their final comments before a planning application is submitted- possibly before Christmas. The consultation will be advertised and letters delivered to local houses.

Chairman of Steyning Parish Council, David Barling, said: “We are grateful to Saxon Weald for continued consultation. This scheme will be in keeping with the local area, using traditional materials.

The eligibility criteria will be very much on a cascade system, so that Steyning residents will be offered the chance to take up the offers first, and then in a wider locality if insufficient local takers. The age limit has not yet been settled - either 55 or 60 years.”

There will be 29 parking spaces within the scheme, one per flat, plus nine visitors’ spaces. Landscaping and some modest individual gardens will be included and all flats without gardens will have balconies facing inwards.