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Green light given on new four-storey apartment block in Three Bridges, Crawley

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A computer-generated image shows how the development could look in Crawley.

Planning permission has been granted for Bellway to build 59 apartments on a derelict brownfield site in Crawley.

The plans were approved by Crawley Borough Council at its planning committee meeting on Monday 8 February, paving the way for construction work to begin on the site, located off Russell Way in Three Bridges.

The land was previously occupied by TSB office buildings, which were demolished in 2000.

Despite various proposals being put forward to redevelop the site, the land has remained vacant ever since.

With plans approved, Bellway will now acquire the 0.79-acre site and will start construction work to deliver the new development of apartments in the summer. The housebuilder hopes to release further details on the site’s launch later this year.

Daniel Bradbury, Regional Director of Bellway South London, said:

“With planning consent secured, we are looking forward to delivering a high quality scheme of apartments on a disused and under-valued piece of land in Crawley.

“The site, which has stood vacant for over two decades, is long-overdue the regeneration it is now set to receive, which will be a welcome addition to the Three Bridges area of Crawley and will provide much-needed new housing to the town.

“Unlike some of the previous proposals for the site, our plans were well considered and will enhance the character and the appearance of the area while delivering a total of 59 new apartments.

“We will now prepare to move onto the site and begin construction work in the near future, with a view to releasing the first of the apartments for sale in late 2021.”

Bellway is planning to build 59 apartments within a single L-shaped building which will stand at four storeys tall. The developer is providing 12 of the apartments as affordable housing, with the 47 private homes comprising a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment will have its own balcony or terrace space.

A communal area will be provided on the roof of the building and an under-croft car park will deliver 40 car parking spaces. There will also be space for over 100 bicycles at the site, 81 of which will be allocated for residents.

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Police cordon set-up in Ifield, Crawley after man found deceased by ambulance service

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A police cordon has been put in place in Ifield following the discovery of a deceased male.

Police were called to the scene on at Ifield Green on Rusper Road, at 7:47am this morning, 2nd March, after a request by the ambulance service who were attending .

The deceased is believed to be a male in his later thirties to early forties.

Police said that at this time there does not appear to be any foul play and are currently treating it as a medical incident.

The large presence of emergency vehicles and personnel along with the cordon being put in place caused a large amount of speculation on social media.

Police say that enquiries are ongoing to determine the mans identity.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101.

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