Property for sale or rent

Countryside Access Strategy

The County Council has published Notices under the Local Government Act 1972 with regard their intentions to transfer land designated as Open Space to suitable organisations as part of the ESCC Countryside Access Strategy. Further details can be found in the report presented at the June 2019 meeting of the Lead Member for Transport and Environment.

The proposed new managers are:

  • Ditchling Common – Sussex Wildlife Trust
  • Ouse Estuary and Riverside Park – Newhaven Town Council
  • Seven Sisters Country Park – South Downs National Park

Public access to these open spaces will continue as before. No money is being paid to the County Council for the transfer of ownership and in many cases the new owners would invest considerable sums to protect and enhance them.

Plans of each of the sites are attached below:

Ditchling Common Plan

Ouse Estuary, Newhaven Plan

Riverside Park, Newhaven Plan

Seven Sisters Country Park Plan

Under the ESCC Countryside Access Strategy approved in 2017, the Council broadly determined two approaches to deliver its Public Rights of Way and Countryside services:

  • Public Rights of Way will be managed, maintained and enforced through a retained “in-house” service model
  • Management of our countryside sites will be improved by working to pass most of the sites to other parties experienced in community involvement, conservation and visitor engagement to protect and enhance their sustainability and long-term protection.

Any objections to the proposed transfers should be made in writing to:

Director of Communities, Environment and Transport
Countryside Access Strategy
Rights of Way and Countryside Team
County Hall

Or by email to

Objections must be received no later than 4:00pm on 4th October 2019.

Properties for rent

Sackville House, Office Space, Brooks Close, Lewes, BN7 2FZ

Rent: £15 sq/ft p.a.

Service charge: £8 sq/ft p.a. (estimate)

Other: Tenant also to be responsible for business rates (to be assessed)

ESCC has various office space available in excess of 3,000 sq ft. Included within the rent is use of bookable meeting space, the car park (allocated spaces), front of house services and cleaning costs. The Council has opted to tax for this property so figures shown are exclusive of VAT

Terms to be negotiated but it is anticipated that the tenant will take a 5 year lease.

For further information or a viewing please see Oakleys website or contact Steven Harvey:

Telephone: 01273 645772


Properties for sale

8 Malling Hill, Lewes, BN7 2RL

A three bedroom semi-detached house with no onward chain is available for offers in excess of £300,000

For further information please visit the Rightmove website or contact the Fox & Sons office.

Telephone: 01273 839038.

Land at the Former Moorhurst Care Home, Main Road, Westfield, TN35 4SL

Under Offer – This brownfield site is rectangular in shape extending to approximately 0.88 hectares (2.2 acres) and has a direct frontage to the Main Road (the A28) with a single access in the far eastern corner.

For further information please visit the RPC Land and New Homes website.

Telephone: 01732 363633.

Land off Queensway, St Leonards on Sea, TN37

Under Offer – A predominantly rectangular parcel of amenity land extending to about 0.37 acres bordering many residential properties on the north side of Beauport Home Farm Close. In a desirable residential location, just off The Queensway on the edge of St Leonards-on-Sea in close proximity to Hastings town centre and amenities.

For further information please visit the Samuel & Son website or contact the Horam office.

Telephone: 01435 810077.

Land at Winchelsea Road, Rye, TN31 7EL

The opportunity to acquire a parcel of land with a block of three open fronted garages.

Situated in a prime location on the A259 on the outskirts of the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Rye.

The land is considered suitable for a variety of purposes, subject to necessary consents and will be subject to an overage agreement, terms to be agreed on receipt of an offer.

For further information please visit the Rush Witt & Wilson website or contact the Rye office.

Telephone: 01797 224000.

Pells Primary School, Landport Road, Lewes, BN7 2SU

Under Offer – A rare opportunity to acquire a freehold former school on a site of 0.85ha with potential. For more information please visit the TeamProp website or contact:

Clifford Dann:

Mike Hudson: Tel: 01273 407921


Giles Maude: Tel: 01273 407470