Posted April 5, 2024



Wealden Local Plan Consultation

Wealden District Council is preparing a new Local Plan. The new Local Plan will be the key planning document for the district, excluding the area covered by the South Downs National Park Authority. The South Downs National Park has planning powers for its own area. Once adopted, the Local Plan will form part of the Development Plan for the District, replacing all existing local plan policies and will be used to assess and make decisions on planning applications.

The consultation draft Local Plan looks ahead to 2040; it provides a vision for the district, a long-term spatial strategy for growth, including proposed locations for development and it provides a range of draft strategic and non-strategic policies, contributing to social, environmental and economic (Sustainable Development) goals.

Overall, this Plan will help meet the district’s needs and priorities, whilst protecting our natural and physical environment. It will ensure that future growth is delivered alongside required infrastructure and improvements, as well as deliver on climate change objectives. It will also help to ensure that our communities are supported with the services and facilities that they need to support daily life.

The Consultation on the Draft Wealden (Regulation 18) Local Plan will run from 5pm on Friday 15th March 2024 to 5pm on Friday 10th May 2024.

Whether you have comments on the overall spatial strategy, the vision and objectives, individual site allocations and / or any of the Plan’s draft policies, we really would like to hear from you. This is your opportunity to feed into this process ahead of us developing and testing the plan further and publishing the Proposed Submission Local Plan for Consultation (Regulation 19) next year.

Where can I find out more?

All of the documents relating to the consultation can be found on the Council’s website at:

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