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Plan for 500 homes between Crawley and Copthorne gets the go-ahead

St Modwen's initial proposals for up to 500 homes and landscaping at 'Copthorne West' ENGSUS00120130716160741

St Modwen's initial proposals for up to 500 homes and landscaping at 'Copthorne West' ENGSUS00120130716160741

An application to build up to 500 new homes between Crawley and Copthorne has been approved.

The application, which also includes a primary school, allotments, employment space, and a potential GP surgery, was given the thumb-up by Mid Sussex District Council at a meeting yesterday (Thursday July 31).

Colin Darby, planning manager at developers St Modwen, said: “We are very pleased that the committee approved our proposals for a sustainable development which will provide much-needed new homes.

“This scheme will deliver high-quality affordable housing, a brand new primary school, enhanced healthcare facilities and new local jobs, without compromising any of the District’s protected and treasured green spaces.

“We’ve worked very closely with all the relevant authorities over the last few years to make absolutely sure this is a sensitive and appropriate extension of the Copthorne community, providing all the necessary infrastructure and substantial community investment.

“We look forward to beginning the enabling infrastructure works for our scheme next year, and will continue to work closely with the local authorities and community through the detailed design stage.”

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