Land at Brook House, Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst

Hawkhurst, Kent

Site Description

This brownfield site currently occupied by a vacant two storey office block, is irregular shape with sloping contours from north to south and extends to approx. 0.60 H/A (1.5 acres). There is existing woodland to the southern boundary of the site which is subject to a tree preservation order and provides screening from the A229 Cranbrook Road from which the site is accessed.


The site is situated in the High Weald Area of outstanding natural beauty, on the Northern outskirts of the village which provides a good variety of facilities including supermarkets, primary school, various local shops for everyday needs, community hospital, pubs, churches, excellent country walks and cinema. Cranbrook Town centre is approx. 5 miles, providing excellent shopping, schooling & sporting facilities whilst the major town of Tunbridge Wells is approx. 15 miles distant accessed via the A21 which is within 2 miles of the site, and provides further access to coastal towns and the M25 to London. The main line railway station of Etchingham is within 5 miles.


Outline Planning consent (ref 17/03780) was granted on appeal under ref nos APP/M2270/W/18/3199819 for the demolition of the existing building and the erection of 25 apartments , 6 of which are to be “affordable rent “ with access not reserved. (The site forms part of a larger designated area for which the adjoining owner of the small industrial estate has a planning consent for 24 houses)

The vendors have now applied to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council under ref 22/01017/REM with a reserved matters application.

Proposed Scheme

The proposal is for 2 attractive three storey blocks of apartments of which block 1 (flats 1-6) will be the “affordable rent” allocation and block 2 (flats 7-25) will be for private residents.  There will be parking for 30 vehicles with the scheme overlooking the protected woodlands to the front.                                                                                

Deed of Unilateral Undertaking

A Deed of Unilateral Undertaking has been made pursuant to section 106 of Town & Country Planning Act 1990, which may be viewed on our website

Please refer to the attached letter on our website under Legals for KCC requirements of section 106 contributions.



Contact : Peter Randall