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Wealden wins award for great crested newt District Licensing Scheme

Publish Date: 4 July 2022

Being one of only three winners out of 50 participating English local planning authorities, the award is in recognition of the enthusiastic adoption of the District Licensing Scheme by Wealden council, which joined the scheme in October 2021. The scheme has successfully been embedded into the council’s planning practices and seen a smooth roll out....

Pledge made to continue lobbying government over ‘unacceptable’ housing targets

Publish Date: 1 March 2022

It follows on from various meetings between Wealden leaders and senior government ministers and officials to press the point that while the council recognises the need for new housing and the required infrastructure, Whitehall’s proposed numbers are too high given that more than 60% of Wealden is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or other...