Last piece of housing jigsaw for Midhurst’s Lamberts Lane

The changing face of Lamberts Lane
The changing face of Lamberts Lane

Developers have presented plans to Midhurst town councillors which could see the last piece of the housing jigsaw finally fitted in Lamberts Lane.

Adam O’Brien, managing director of Metis Homes unveiled a proposal to build 22 homes on land next to Midhurst Rother College playing fields currently occupied by tennis courts and derelict buildings which used to be home to the Women’s Institute, the youth club and Midhurst Nursery lass.

Mr O’Brien said his company had agreed terms with West Sussex County Council to buy the land and it would shortly be holding a public exhibition to show the plans to members of the public before making a formal planning application.

He said there was a ‘courtyard approach’ to the design and there would be a mix of one, two and three bedroom houses with two four bedroom homes.

There would, he said, also be some affordable housing.

“The plan has evolved with the national park design panel and there is a terraced development fronting onto Lamberts Lane of four homes which reflects the character of the immediate vicinity of two storey homes.”

More homes would front onto the playing fields ‘facing the public realm’ with another six behind those facing Lamberts Lane.

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