Agents and Parish Council Information

Wealden District Council Planning and Environmental Services provides various information and guidance documents to assist Planning Agents as well as Parish and Town Council’s.  Updates on planning legislation, procedures and regulations can be found on the pages within this section.

Ashdown Forest SPA, SAC and SSI

Ashdown Forest Special Protection Area, Special Area of Conservation and Site of Special Scientific Interest

Details on the current situation within the Ashdown Forest and surrounding areas including Briefing Note and further supporting information, following on from the progress on the development of an Interim SANGs mitigation Strategy and in respect of nitrogen deposition and other mitigation and monitoring matters.

Corporate Update 6th January 2020

Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Strategy Tariff Guidance – updated 1 May 2018

Guidelines for the creation of Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANGS)

Briefing Note on the Ashdown Forest, Pevensey Levels and Lewes Downs Air Quality Reports 3rd November 2017

Guidance Documents

Useful documents which will assist in the development of any proposed scheme when submitting a Planning Application:

Useful Planning Documents for Agents and Town & Parish Councils

Guidance Notes

Useful Documents

Agents Panel Minutes

This panel is made up of active agents and representatives from the Department who meet quarterly to discuss current Planning matters. The meetings provide a useful forum for agents to air any issues of concern.

Parish Planning Panel Minutes

Minutes from the latest Parish Planning Panel meetings.