Wealden District Council

Housing

Housing needs in relation to Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation can be found on the Gypsy and Travellers webpage.

Wealden Objectively Assessed Need (OAN)

The housing needs survey report was completed by Action in Rural Sussex (AiRS), who were commissioned by Wealden District Council to undertake the study.

The Wealden Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) was completed by Bilfinger GVA who were commissioned by Wealden District Council to undertake the study. This document supersedes the Wealden Housing Market Assessment (2007).

Wealden Local Plan - Viability Report August 2017

Wealden Local Plan Viability Assessment August 2017 (pdf)

 

Viability Testing - November 2013

Roger Tym & Partners (part of Peter Brett Associates) were commissioned by Wealden District Council (WDC) to update the Proposed Submission Strategic Sites Local Plan (SSLP). Each of the 10 SDA's which include housing development have been tested to ensure that the combined impact of the Council's proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), Affordable Housing Policy and other Section 106 demands and general requirements of planning policy are both affordable and deliverable by the private sector.

Viability Testing - February 2013

Roger Tym & Partners (part of Peter Brett Associates) were commissioned by Wealden District Council (WDC) to provide viability testing of Strategic Development Areas (SDA's) identified within the Proposed Submission Strategic Sites Local Plan (SSLP). Each of the 10 SDA's which include housing development have been tested to ensure that the combined impact of the Council's proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), Affordable Housing Policy and other Section 106 demands and general requirements of planning policy are both affordable and deliverable by the private sector. A copy of the viability appraisals for each SDA can be found in Appendix 1.

Wealden Housing Needs Assessment - January 2010

This study, prepared by Fordham Research, provides a detailed analysis of the extent of housing need in the parishes of Wealden,following the approach set out in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) Practice Guidance. The results from the study will provide evidence to support the development of affordable housing across the District.

Wealden Housing Viability Assessment - August 2009

This study, prepared by Three Dragons, looks at the impact of affordable housing and other Section 106 contributions for the viability of housing schemes. The study is a response to the requirement within PPS3 that local authorities should consider viability when setting affordable housing targets.

Wealden Housing Strategy 2008 to 2013 (October 2008) (pdf) 

The Housing Strategy is an over-arching document that reviews housing-related issues in the Wealden District. It also, in partnership with other stakeholders, sets out Wealden's  housing objectives and establishes priorities for action which are set out in a clear Action Plan.

East Sussex County Council and Wealden Older Persons Housing and Support Strategy 2008 to 2028 (pdf)

This publication builds on 'A Draft Strategy for Housing and Housing related support in Lewes and Wealden' (2005), by setting out a plan for the development of a range of local housing-related options for older people within Wealden District Council in response to locally assessed needs. It covers housing, including extra care, and support services including housing related support and is designed to provide a framework for commissioning. Although initial action is focused on the next ten years, the strategy also considers the longer term needs of the 'rising elderly' (over 50's) in looking forward to possible developments up until 2026.

Wealden Housing Market Assessment - 2007

This Housing Market Assessment considers the North and South of Wealden as two separate areas. Therefore a separate document has been produced for the Eastbourne housing market area which includes the southern part of Wealden.