Fury at ‘imposing’ Rogate housing

  • Villagers fight Hyde housing group
  • Application to demolish garages and build five large houses
  • Objections flooding in and residents queue up to sign petition

FURIOUS villagers fear an ‘imposing’ housing development will exacerbate parking and ruin their panoramic views.

Hyde Housing has submitted a planning application to the South Downs National Park Authority to demolish garages and parking on land west of the Parsonage estate in Rogate and build on the site five large affordable houses.

On the whole, people are furious. There are many objections filed and more to come.

Marc Brotherton, who lives at the Parsonage estate, said concerns were growing after Hyde submitted the planning application on December 24.

He said: “On the whole, people are furious. There are many objections filed and more to come. We already suffer from a chronic lack of parking and we use the garage area to park when there is nothing else available.

“The village school further exacerbates the situation and in general the village uses the estate for overflow parking.

“I have employed a planning consultant to look at the submission.

“He has been instrumental in helping us fight this railroad attempt to bully these houses on us and take away our panoramic views, parking and garages.

“Several homes will also be severely overlooked by these imposing new buildings.”

More than 15 objections have been made, while 85 residents have signed a petition against the development.

Resident Sue May added: “These applications are still going ahead, despite two public meetings held in the village.

“It was very clear everyone was against the further development of Parsonage.”