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Tanners Mead housing estate in Staplefield
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Tanners Mead housing estate in Staplefield

The photograph shows a sunny view of Tanners Mead overlooking Staplefield Common on a postcard of 1963. They were built as a council housing estate in about 1955 and comprises 10 residences.
The Large Version shows the residents of voting age living on the estate as shown on the Electoral Roll of October 1986.
Select Open Document to view two newspaper cuttings from 1968. Two local district councillors, Roger Ray and Mrs Heather Grant, were campaigning for more council housing in the village to provide homes for, in particular, young families.
The housing problem was exacerbated by a Sussex county development plan which prohibited private house building for a three year period. With the present-day preponderance of large housing developments taking place in mid-Sussex it is hard to believe that such a prohibition existed just 50 years ago!

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