Boothland Wood could be access to 1000 new Uckfield homes

by | Jul 24, 2014 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Developers of 1,000 homes at Ridgewood Farm, Uckfield, want to use Victoria Pleasure Ground and Boothland Wood for pedestrian access to the site.

Uckfield Town Council has agreed in principle to work with Welbeck Strategic Land (WSL) to provide pedestrian and cycle paths.

Boothland Wood already has a public footpath running through it plus other unofficial tracks.

WSL has suggested making a two metre wide hoggin-style path through the woods. It proposes to edge the path with timber planks/pegs as often seen on National Trust or Forestry Commission walks.

It would also provide a two metre wide macadam path north from Boothland Wood to the public right of way cut through to Shepherds Way.

The developer also suggests other footpath works in the area of the pleasure ground.
Some members of the council’s environment and leisure committee were concerned about the Boothland Wood path.

Others pointed out there was already a public footpath through the area of ancient woodland and having 1,000 homes next door would lead people to walk their dogs there and children to play.