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Major Application Appeals

Documents relating to Major Application Public Inquiries for the relevant planning application can be found on this page.

To view the original planning application please use our Public Access page and use the planning application number. 

The Planning Inspectorate have published a guide to taking part in planning and listed building consent appeals proceeding by an inquiry

If you need to contact us you can email planning.appeals@wealden.gov.uk quoting the application reference number.

Appellant: Danescroft (FREOF V Willingdon) LLP

Appeal Reference: APP/C1435/W/22/3293970

Planning Reference: WD/2021/0594/MEA

Inquiry opens: 5 July 2022. 10AM

Proposal: Outline application with all matters reserved except for access (excluding internal estate roads beyond the access to serve the medical centre plot) for demolition of existing vacant dwelling and erection of up to 180 no. dwellings and medical centre together with all parking, servicing and on-site open space.

View the Inquiry document library.

Inquiry Webcast – Use the links below to view a stream of the Inquiry. 

Day 1: Tuesday 5 July 22 – View a recording of the Inquiry (external link)

Day 2: Wednesday 6 July 22 – View a recording of the Inquiry

Appellant: Mr Peter and Robert Vine

Appeal Reference: APP/C1435/W/22/3293970

Planning Reference: WD/2021/0174/MEA

Inquiry opens: 6 September 2022

Proposal: Outline application with all matters reserved except for the means of access from Eastbourne Road for the comprehensive development of a mixed-use urban extension comprising up to 700 dwellings including affordable housing, 8,600 sq.m. of employment floorspace, medical centre, school, community centre, retail, playing fields, children’s play space, allotments, amenity open space, internal access roads, cycle and footpath routes, and associated landscaping and infrastructure.

View the Inquiry document library

The Inquiry is now closed.

Day 1: Tuesday 6 September 2022 – View a recording of the Inquiry

Day 2: Wednesday 7 September 2022 – View a recording of the Inquiry

Day 3: Thursday 8 September 2022 – View a recording of the Inquiry 

Note on Day 1 and prior to the first morning adjournment we experienced sound issues and the stream was not as clear as we would have liked. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. 

The inquiry will be proceeding as scheduled with a reduction in the number of expected sitting days. The Inspector considers the scheduled sitting days on 13 September and 15-17 November will no longer be required.

As there are no main parties opposing the appeal, the inquiry will hear a brief opening statement from the Appellant only.  This will be followed by representations from interested parties.

The Appellant’s witnesses can then be called to give their evidence in turn (which can be taken briefly under the circumstances), with an opportunity for interested parties and the Inspector to ask questions.

The normal conditions and obligations session will take place, before closing submissions.