Willingdon Road, Eastbourne

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  • Ref: 1000_RS0773
  • Type: Land
  • Bedrooms: 18
  • Bathrooms: 18
  • Reception Rooms: 18
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Demolition of existing cottages and
construction of 22 dwellings - 18X
dwellinghouses and 4X apartments.
Land adjacent to 14 Tovey Close and 216
Willingdon Road.

Full Details

Key Features

Planning permission for 18 houses and 4 flats
Zero affordable housing
Vibrant university town with a mixed demographic
Available freehold with vacant possession

The property is located in the outskirts of Eastbourne town centre on the A2270 Willingdon Road which is one of the main access roads into the town. Eastbourne Train Station is 2-miles from the site with the sea front within a 10-minute drive.

Eastbourne is located on the South Coast lying next to the idyllic White Cliffs of the Seven Sisters forming part of the South Downs National Park, as well as home to the largest Marina in Northern Europe.
The area has become increasingly sought after by couples and families due to its picturesque location, local amenities and work / life balance.

We would refer you to the location plan below for further information.

Eastbourne benefits from excellent road communications with the A27 coast road leading to the A23 dual carriageway in the west and in turn the M23, Gatwick Airport and national motorway network.

Eastbourne Train Station is situated 1.7 miles to the South, providing direct National Rail services to both London Victoria (approximately 1½ hours) and Gatwick Airport (approximately 1 hour).

London Gatwick Airport lies 45 miles (by road) to the North West being approximately 1 hour by car.


The site extends to approximately 1.21 hectares (3.0 acres) and comprises of a former pit, which was originally excavated for chalk. The site is concave in shape because of the excavation that has occurred previously. The site topography slopes gently from the access point into a largely flat base, but is steeply sloped on the southern, eastern and northern sides. The site sits within a primarily residential area characterised by large, detached, and semi­ detached dwellings, and is screened by mature trees along the site boundaries.

The site includes 'Lime Kiln Cottages' at the entrance of the site. These cottages are to be removed as part of the proposed development. In the centre of the site is a large area of hard standing accommodating 4 containers and a small brick building of 32 sq m. These buildings will be removed to accommodate the proposed development.

The site is accessed at its northwestern end via a private road linking the site to Willingdon Road, the nearest public highway.

It is not located within any designated conservation area, nor does it include any listed buildings or ancient monuments. However, the site is located within an Archaeological Notification Area.

Planning has been granted for the development of 22 new dwellings - 18 new houses and 4 apartments, to replace the existing 'Lime Kiln Cottages' and associated buildings on site.

We would refer you to the photographs of the site and a copy of the proposed site plan accompanying the particulars of sale for further information.


The property will be sold freehold with full vacant possession given on completion.


We are advised that the property is not connected to mains services or drainage.

Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own independent enquiries to verify the capacity and availability of such services.

Schedule of Accommodation

We refer you to the particulars of sale with contains a full schedule of accommodation for the proposed development.


Eastbourne Borough Council planning committee resolved on 1st March 2024 to grant planning permission for the demolition of existing cottages and construction of 22 dwellings - 18x
Dwelling-houses and 4x apartments. The planning consent is subject to various conditions.

The planning reference is 220907.

Any planning related queries should be directed to the Local Planning Authority:

Eastbourne Borough Council
Telephone: 01323 410000
Website: www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/planning

Tenure: Freehold