What is Development Management?
The purpose of the planning system is to protect amenity and the environment in the public interest. It is not designed to protect the interests of one person over another.
Why is this necessary?
Planning controls are used to protect the character and amenity of the Wealden area.
Do I need planning permission?
How to obtain advice on whether planning permission is required.
Planning Application Process
Information on the planning application process, how to make a planning application, commenting on planning applications, how a decision is reached and the lifecycle of a planning application.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Planning Portal provides a searchable database of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).
Weekly List of Planning Applications
A weekly updated list of all complete planning applications.
Details of monitoring of S106 Legal Agreements in relation to planning applications.
Planning Services Improvement Plan 2008 to 2011
This Business Plan (pdf) for the Development Control Service sets out how the Authority, both at operational level and higher policy level, will meet and exceed standards of performance which the Government and the Council have identified as necessary for a good Planning Authority for the period 2008 to 2011.
Information for Planning Agents
Useful information for Agents including Guidance Documents, results of Satisfaction Surveys, Presentations, Agents Panel Minutes and Quarterly Departmental Newsletters.
Information for Town and Parish Councils
Useful information for Parish and Town Council's including Planning Panel Minutes and Presentations for Training.
Contact Planning Development Management
Kelvin Williams - Head of Planning & Building Control
Doug Moss - Team Leader North - Tel: 01892 602509
Judith James - Team Leader South - Tel: 01892 602475
Claire McIntyre - Team Leader (Major Applications) - Tel: 01892 602541
Marian Smith - Technical Team Coordinator - Tel: 01892 602010
Development Duty Officer - for general advice on planning matters - Tel: 01892 602011
(available Monday to Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm)
Planning Surgeries - to make an appointment to discuss planning proposals at one of the surgeries held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays - Tel: 01323 443322 or 01892 653311
Planning Information - for copy documents and planning histories - Tel: 01892 602510