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Hellingly Neighbourhood Plan

Wealden District Council is supporting Hellingly Parish Council in the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan for the designated area. Further details relating to the development of the plan can be found below and also on the Hellingly Parish Council's website (external link).


Wealden District Council has appointed John Slater BA (Hons), DMS, MRTPI to undertake the examination of the Hellingly Neighbourhood Plan. Initial comments from the examiner can be viewed and downloaded below. 

Hellingly Initial Comments from Inspector July 2019 (pdf)

The Examiner has agreed to extend the period for responses to his initial comments until 20th September to allow inter alia consideration of the Local Plan Inspectors report on the Stage 1 examination of the Wealden Local Plan.

Regulation 16 - Pre Submission consultation on a draft Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan for Hellingly Parish closed on 18 June 2019. The consultation responses and the documents forming the consultation can be viewed and downloaded below.

Consultation responses

Consultation documents

The documents will be available at the following deposit points: 

Hellingly Parish Council, 25 Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2PX (by appointment only)

Wealden District Council, Council Offices, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX (M-F 8.30am to 5pm, Wed 9am to 5pm) and at:

Hailsham Library Western Road, Hailsham, BN27 3DN (Mon 12-5, Tue 12-5, Wed Closed, Thu 10-6, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-5)

All comments submitted during the consultation period will be passed onto an appointed independent examiner along with a copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents. The role of an independent examiner is to consider whether the submitted plan meets the statutory requirements set out in the legislation and consider the area the referendum should apply to. 

Hellingly Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)

The Hellingly Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) is available to download below as well as email responses from Natural England, The Environment Agency and Historic England: