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Listed Buildings

Within the Wealden District Council area, including that part within the South Downs National Park,  there are over 2,200 listed buildings. Further details to explain what a listed building is, the grades of listed buildings and why they are listed, can be found on this page.

In addition, information on 'Locally Listed Buildings' can also be found on this page.

Information and guidance documents are available:

Conservation Areas

There are 33 conservation areas within Wealden District, excluding that part of the District within the South Downs National Park. Details of these 33 Conservation Areas can be found below.

Conservation Area News - 22nd March 2017

On 22nd March 2017, Full Council resolved to approve the designation of the new conservation area boundaries across the District. 

Therefore, with immediate effect, the new boundaries have been designated as follows:

The existing conservation area character appraisal documents no longer apply and will be replaced over the next two years with new comprehensive character appraisal documents.  The Parish and Town Councils and Local History Societies will be consulted upon to comment on draft character appraisal documents, relevant to their area, prior to adoption.

The Article 4 Direction covering Rotherfield conservation area also no longer applies due to the boundary change.  The District Council will work with all Parish/Town Councils in the future where there is support for the serving of an Article 4 Direction within their conservation areas, in order to control permitted development which could otherwise lead to erosion of detail and character.

The statutory notification process as required by The Act relating to the designation of the boundaries will be undertaken as soon as possible.  There is no requirement in The Act for the Local Planning Authority to notify individual property owners affected by the designation of changes to existing boundaries, or the designation of new areas.

Details relating to Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas can now be found in the Heritage area of our website.

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