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Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme starts

Publish Date: 26 July 2022

To receive the Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme payment, applicants will need to be living in bands E-H, or are not liable for council tax in bands A-D but responsible for energy bills and entitled to some benefits. All rebates are subject to earnings/capital limit. The scheme went live on 26th July 2022 and...

Plans submitted for 20 new affordable homes in Wealden

Publish Date: 26 July 2022

Streatfeild House in Southview Drive, Uckfield, closed in 2019 and following feedback from the public, plans have been put forward to demolish the existing building and replace it with 20 new affordable homes to rent. The application – submitted by Wealden District Council’s Housing Services department – will be considered by the authority’s planning committee...

Wealden seeks developer for Knights Farm West Employment Park

Publish Date: 25 July 2022

The development site, set on the fringes of Hailsham on the A22, Lower Dicker, was acquired by the council in 2020. The development site is relatively flat and includes a stream that passes through the site with a footpath in a north-south direction. The site is approximately 40 acres with direct frontage to the A22,...

New director appointed at Wealden District Council

Publish Date: 21 July 2022

Chris Bending took over the role this month from former director Isabel Garden, who has retired after almost 20 years with the local authority. Mr Bending, born and bred in Sussex, began his career at Wealden as a trainee back in 2006 and since then has risen to Head of Service – first for Planning...

Wealden shows support for Emergency Services Day

Publish Date: 20 July 2022

At a Full Council meeting recently, a motion forwarded by council leader Councillor Ann Newton was unanimously approved by fellow councillors. The motion called on the council to record its support for the UK’s annual national Emergency Services Day which is held on 9th September and supported by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; and that the...