Wealden District Council

Economic Development and Growth

Wealden District Council is working with businesses, councils and other key partner organisations to promote economic growth and jobs.

Wealden Area

Wealden District Council is committed to economic development and supports the continued implementation of the East Sussex Economic Development Strategy.

Economic development across Wealden is also guided by the  Wealden Local Plan 2013-2027 including our Strategic Sites Local Plan.

East Sussex Area

Economic development is one of East Sussex County Council's highest service area priorities.

East Sussex Growth Strategy (external link)

The East Sussex Growth Strategy was published in December 2014 after extensive consultation.  It sets out an ambitious vision for the East Sussex economy to 2020 and beyond, identifying the major economic opportunities across the county and the collective actions that public and private sector partners will take to accelerate economic growth.

It is built around three key pillars:

  1. Business: Enabling business growth, particularly of high value businesses
  2. Places:  A significantly valued asset to the East Sussex economy
  3. People: Meeting the skills needs of business and supporting residents to reach their full potential.

Further county economic development and growth information including the current East Sussex Economic Development Strategy, can be found on the East Sussex County Council Website (external link).

Please contact the East Sussex County Council Economic Development Team (external link)  for further help and advice.

South East Region

South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP)  is the business led public/private body established to drive economic growth across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

It is one of 39 LEPs set up by the Government to be the key body determining strategic economic priorities while making investments and delivering activities to drive growth and create local jobs and represents the area's 344,500 strong business community.

Find out more about the SE LEP:

 

Contact the Community and Regeneration Team