In a 2008/09 over 90% of respondents in Uckfield responded either Very satisfied or Fairly satisfied when asked “How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your home as a place to live?”. Just over half chose very satisfied. (East Sussex in Figures)
Uckfield has grown considerable over recent years and is set to continue to do so. One thousand new homes are planned for Ridgewood Farm and developers are continually looking for land for new homes around the town.
It is likely that new homes will be needed in the future and Uckfield is likely to continue to expand. Where would you build homes for Uckfield’s growing population? What sort of accommodation do you think will be needed in the future?
We have drafted policies for housing, based on the comments you made at community engagement events. These were presented at the 16th April 2016 policies event. Here, among other things, people said there should be a greater proportion of small homes so people can get onto the housing ladder or downsize when they are older