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Planning Development Management

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.

Legal Agreements

Details of monitoring of S106 Legal Agreements in relation to planning applications.

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 & Environmental Services

Doug Moss - Team Leader North - Tel: 01892 602509

Judith James - Team Leader South - Tel: 01892 602475

Claire Turner - Principal Planning Officer (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 - Tel: 01323 443322 or 01892 653311

Planning Information - for copy documents and planning histories - Tel: 01892 602510

Management Structure Chart for the Planning and Environmental Service (pdf)

Contact Planning and Building Control

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