Wealden District Council

Hailsham Area Action Plan

The Wealden Local Plan Issues, Options and Recommendations consultation document identified a need for a separate local plan to provide specific policies concerning the Hailsham area (including Hailsham and parts of Polegate and Arlington parishes) given the significant growth and change that has been proposed.

During the development of the Hailsham Area Action Plan it became clear that infrastructure requirements resulting from growth in south Wealden will be required for a larger area than that proposed in the Hailsham Area Action Plan. As a result the Hailsham Area Action Plan is now being incorporated in the Wealden Local Plan with a section dedicated to the South Wealden Growth Area. The Growth Area will include all areas requiring strategic transport infrastructure in the south of the District.

Please note that this change will not affect the work of the Hailsham Area Action Plan Steering Group which is contributing to the plan making process and future delivery.

Hailsham Area Action Plan Steering Group

A Hailsham Area Action Plan Steering Group has been established to oversee the development of the local plan. An informal briefing for the Steering Group was held on 14th December 2015, details of which can be found below:

The first formal meeting of the Steering Group was held on 2nd February 2016 at the Wealden District Council Offices, Hailsham. Further details on this meeting can be found below:

The agenda and summary note for the Steering Group meeting held on 15th March 2016 are now available to view and download. Summary notes from various working group meetings held in March and a copy of a recent press release are also available below to view and download:

The agenda and summary note for the Steering Group meeting held on 28th April 2016 are available to view and download below:

The agenda and summery note for the Steering Group meeting held on 9th June 2016 can be found below along with the summary notes from a Developers and Agents Working Group meeting held on 7th June 2016:

The agenda and summary note for the Steering Group meeting held on 19th July 2016 is available to download below along with the summary note from an Infrastructure Working Group meeting held on 5th July 2016:

The summary note for the August's Business and Retail Working Group, along with the agenda and summery not for the Steering Group meeting held on 8th September 2016, are available to view and download below:

Summary notes for the recent working group meetings are now available to view and download below:

Both the agenda and summary note for the Steering Group meeting held on 13th December 2016 are available to view and download below:

The agenda and summary note for the Steering Group held on 14th March 2017 are available to view and download below:

The dates and locations of the next Hailsham Area Action Plan Steering Group meetings are to be confirmed.

Contact the Planning Policy Team