East Sussex, Peacehaven

THE EARTH MOVED IN PEACEHAVEN

  • The site is located in Arundel Road, Peacehaven
  • Site area: 3 acres
  • In March 2013 East Sussex County Council approached us to tender for the disposal the site which was adjacent to Bovis Homes’ Meridian End sites that we had successfully transacted on in 2011
  • We successfully presented to 4 landowners (E.S.C.C, Peacehaven Town Council, and two Private stakeholders)
  • We were appointed as SOLE AGENTS to market the site
  • A thorough marketing campaign was undertaken with a shortlist of 4 developers being chosen for interviews
  • Following a rigorous selection process Bovis Homes were chosen to develop the site
  • Contracts Exchanged: September 2013
  • Resolution to approve was granted by Lewes District Council in December 2013 for 55 plots, 25% of which were for Social Housing
  • Obstacles – The Local Authority and preferred social housing partners unable to agree mortgagee in possession clauses, thereby delaying the Section 106 agreement; a Pre-historic
  • Neolithic settlement was unearthed; swallow holes appeared after heavy rain, requiring major groundwork solutions to include deep vibro-compaction
  • Land sold to Bovis Homes on 31 October 2014

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