Housebuilder acquires land to build 51 new homes in Billingshurst

Work is set to start on a new development of 51 homes in Billingshurst, after housebuilder Bellway bought a parcel of land to the south of the village.

The new homes will be built on a 9.5-acre site off Marringdean Road and will comprise 33 houses and bungalows for private sale and 18 affordable homes available for local people through rent or shared ownership, alongside a new area of woodland.

The development, which already has planning permission, will be Bellway’s third development in Billingshurst, following Amblehurst Green and The Courtyard, off East Street.

As part of the planning agreement for the new development, Bellway will be investing more than £640,000 in local infrastructure and facilities including more than £175,000 towards the expansion of Weald School and more than £162,000 towards the expansion of Billingshurst Primary School.

Other contributions include more than £146,000 towards transport, £76,000 for equipped play areas and £41,000 for equipment for Weald School sixth form, with further funding for Billingshurst Village Hall, Billingshurst library and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Daniel Williamson, Sales Director of Bellway South London, said: “Now the land deal has been finalised, we are planning to begin initial work on site very shortly, ahead of opening the development this summer and releasing the first plots for sale.

“The development will provide a mix of home styles to suit a range of buyers at different stages of the property ladder. The private homes will include two to four-bedroom designs including four bungalows and the affordable homes will be a variety of one to three-bedroom house types.

“As well as delivering much-needed new housing to meet increasing demand in Billingshurst and the wider area, we will also be creating a woodland area to the south of the site.”

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Image shows a typical Bellway South London street scene [Amblehurst Green]