Wealden District Council

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We are steadfast in our duty and desire to protect Wealden’s beautiful landscape. We want
people in Wealden to be able to access and enjoy the outstanding natural beauty and heritage of our landscape and environment, including conservation areas. Also, for residents to live in good quality housing that integrates harmoniously.

  • Planned growth that respects our environment

  • Sensitive improvements to essential infrastructure

  • Protection for our outstanding landscape and our heritage

  • Maintaining a great place to live, work and play

Key strands:

Planned growth that respects our environment
  • Ongoing improvements to infrastructure
  • Working with partners for more renewable energy use
  • Securing sustainable growth in our towns and villages
  • Accessible open spaces close to homes and workplaces
  • Increased action within communities to improve the environment
  • Harnessing our natural resources for sustainable rural enterprise
  • Valuing our green spaces and biodiversity assets
  • Conserving and enhancing the character of our rural areas
  • Managing the street scene 

Our plan to achieve this...

1. Deliver the Wealden Local Plan providing a balanced approach to growth, the environment and our communities
2. Help deliver infrastructure to support growth - schools, medical facilities, care, roads, transport, affordable homes
3. Mitigate the effects of new development on the rare biodiversity in the District
4. Maintain and manage Suitable Alternative Natural Green Spaces to allow development in the District
5. Make the most of opportunities arising from changes in the energy system to help facilitate cleaner, smarter, more affordable energy for our communities
6. Support and promote campaigns to increase community action to improve the environment
7. Support projects to encourage use of low carbon or renewable energy so Wealden is fit for a sustainable future
8. Facilitate and support initiatives to extend the Electric Vehicle charging network and encourage take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles
9. Reduce pollution, littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping; reduce waste, use of plastics and promote recycling
10. Support the delivery of an improved A27, the Lewes- Uckfield rail link and the continuing development of the A22 corridor