Lakeside Residential Development Site Opportunity

19th January 2018

Our Commercial Property team have begun the marketing of one of the most opportune residential developments sites available in Mid Sussex.

Bluebell Lakes, formerly home to The Old Hamsey Brickworks in South Chailey near Lewes extends to approximately 23 acres (9.30 hectares). The development site is situated around a beautiful lakeside setting incorporating the ancient bluebell woodland known as Kiln Wood.

Planning permission at Bluebell Lakes

The Bluebell Lakes site has outline planning consent for 55 residential units, to include 12 affordable homes, in addition to 8 B1 Office units. There is also additional land available lakeside, with potential for up to 10 bespoke contemporary Lakeside homes.

Best of both countryside and an easy commute

The site has huge potential, and is in a beautiful Mid Sussex location that benefits from rural surroundings yet is very well connected to major towns and cities. South Chailey is located some 4 miles north of the historic county town of Lewes; 7 miles south-east of Haywards Heath, and 6 miles from both Burgess Hill & Uckfield. There are excellent road links via the A275 to the A272 to the north, and A27 east-west trunk road to the south. Cooksbridge railway station, some 1.5 miles to the south, provides rail links to London Victoria and London Bridge, together with Lewes and Brighton to the south. Whilst Haywards Heath also offers excellent London line commuter links. Regular bus services run along the A275.

Steven Harvey, Commercial Director at Oakley Commercial, said "This site is truly unique in character and represents a wonderful opportunity for a highly desirable development, drawing on the beautiful natural environment that surrounds it - we are already receiving good levels of interest as we move towards the Bid Date."

The Bluebell Lakes development site falls under the jurisdiction of Lewes District Council, within the Parish of Hamsey, but falls outside of the South Downs National Park boundary.  The site is generally level, and is set around an attractive principal lake and a further woodland lake and the ancient Kiln Woods, which are covered with a blanket of bluebells in the spring, offering plenty of opportunity for leisurely strolls around the stunning Sussex countryside.

The site is For Sale Freehold, with Best & Final offers invited by 23rd February, 2018. For further information, please contact Steven Harvey, Commercial Director at Oakley Property, on 01273 645772 or


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