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Thank-you to residents of Oakwood Drive

News date: 22 April 2014

Following fears that a neglected row of 38 Cypress leylandii trees could pose a threat to life and property, Wealden District Council has now completed action to remove the trees in Oakwood Drive, Uckfield....

Saving Hailsham's bell tower

Media Release date: 28 March 2014

Action will shortly be taken to save the foundations of Hailsham Church’s 14th century bell tower....

Wealden takes action on dangerous trees

Media Release date: 26 March 2014

Wealden District Council is taking action to remove a number of neglected leylandii trees in Oakwood Drive that have become a growing cause of concern for local residents....

Wealden Strategic Sites Local Plan now submitted for examination in public

News date: 10 March 2014

The Council has now submitted its Strategic Sites Local Plan (SSLP) to the Planning Inspectorate for public examination....

Have your say on the proposed methodology for the Councils new Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

News date: 03 March 2014

The closing date for residents and businesses to comment on the Council’s draft methodology is 5pm, Monday 31 March....

Judge dismisses claims by landowners over Wealden Core Strategy

Media Release date: 21 February 2014

Attempts by local landowners to quash Wealden’s key planning strategy and force the building of more houses across the District have been thrown out of court with the Judge dismissing their claims as “speculative” and “misconceived”....

In defence of our Local Plan

Media Release date: 10 February 2014

Wealden District Council has been defending its Core Strategy Local Plan in the High Court against an action which could increase the number of houses that can be built in Wealden in the future....

Car park relief for Uckfield

News date: 08 January 2014

Network Rail has announced plans to go ahead with a new 150 vehicle car park at Uckfield to provide commuter parking next to Uckfield Station....

Wealden District Council Christmas Services and Opening Hours

News date: 24 December 2013

Wealden District Council offices will be open at the following times over the Festive period:...

Have your say about the development of strategic sites and the charging schedule for the Community Infrastructure Levy

News date: 09 December 2013

Following initial feedback from residents and businesses, Wealden District Council are consulting on amendments to the Strategic Sites Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy. The consultation starts today and runs until Monday 3rd February 2014....

Improving access to planning meetings

Media Release date: 06 December 2013

Wealden’s Cabinet is to look at ways of making it easier for members of the public to attend and take part in planning meetings dealing with applications in the north of the District....

MASHH Further Town Centre Improvements on the way

Media Release date: 05 December 2013

The MASHH Steering Group is a partnership between the Hailsham Town Council, Hellingly Parish council, East Sussex County Council and Wealden District which is working to improve traffic flows for Hailsham and Hellingly through the delivery of much need...

Herstmonceux Neighbourhood Plan

News date: 29 November 2013

Herstmonceux Parish Council has drawn up its Pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan...

Looking Streets Ahead

Media Release date: 11 October 2013

Councillors in Wealden are looking to work with towns and villages across the District to help high streets successfully meet the challenges of the 21st century....

Neighbourhood Plan for Hartfield

News date: 01 October 2013

Take part in a consultation by Hartfield Parish Council to designate the whole parish as a neighbourhood planning area...

Quick ways to contact the Council

News date: 30 September 2013

If you are unable to contact the council via the usual phone numbers, there are alternative ways to contact the Council....

Wealden firm has solution for bird housing shortage

Media Release date: 17 September 2013

A Hailsham supermarket is moving into the housing market by installing two brick bird houses directly into the walls of their store....

Have your say about the development of strategic sites in Wealden

News date: 19 July 2013

The closing date for residents and businesses to make representations about the Council’s proposed policy for developing major sites in the District is 5pm, Monday 29 July....

Have your say about how we develop our Strategic Development Sites

Media Release date: 04 June 2013

Major changes are taking place in a number of Wealden towns with new development and the introduction of a new way of collecting money from developers to help pay for community improvements....

Freeing up the planning rules

News date: 03 June 2013

The range of permitted development that householders can carry out to their property without having to seek planning approval has been expanded....

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