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Wealden Local Plan – Direction of Travel Consultation

Status: Closed


The Direction of Travel consultation is the first stage in our engagement process and we are keen to hear your views at this early stage so that we can understand what is important to our communities including residents, businesses, voluntary organisations and Town and Parish Councils, as well as our partner organisations and stakeholders.

Within the consultation document we have identified a number of key planning themes that we know we will need to address in our local plan. These themes include climate change, infrastructure, housing, the economy and employment, town centres, tourism, the natural environment, landscape, heritage and cultural assets, design and health and wellbeing. Under each of these themes we have identified what we think are the key challenges, opportunities and critical planning issues for our district and how these could be included in a new local plan. We also set out some broad growth options for consideration as well.

Throughout our consultation document we ask a series of questions as well as provide an opportunity for you to tell us what you think on each planning theme. All of the responses we receive will be considered and we will use these along with national policy, legislation and guidance to help shape our Local Plan.

 The consultation is running for a period of eight weeks from 9.00am Monday 23rd November 2020 until midnight on Monday 18th January 2021.


Topics covered by this consultation:

Council Business, Leisure, Culture, Voluntary & Community Sector, Children and Young People, Older People, Education & Skills, Local Businesses, Communication & Engagement, Private sector housing, Council housing, Affordable housing, Waste & Recycling, Roads & Transport, Planning, Environment & Sustainability, Economy

Consultation Start Date: 23/11/2020


Consultation End Date: 18/01/2021


Results expected by: 31/03/2021

Please note: these dates are subject to change.

Areas covered by this consultation:

Wealden District (All)

Target audience for this consultation:

Wealden Residents, Wealden Businesses, Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations, Visitors & Tourists, Town and Parish Councils, Partners in the Public Sector, Consultants/Contractors, Key Stakeholders, Local Authorities

Frequency of this consultation: One-off


Methods of consultation used:

Online Survey (All Public), Postal, Email

What Happens Next?

A summary of the responses will be made available following the consultation period. These responses will be fully considered and taken account of when preparing the Plan. There will also be further engagement opportunities to let us know your views.

Contact Details:

Contact Name: Kelly Sharp

Email: planningpolicy@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602008