Keeping up to date with Planning Applications

There are various ways of finding out about and keeping up to date with planning applications and we would encourage you to use the electronic services available to you as the best means of being alerted or finding out about new applications.

From 1st November 2020 we have made changes to how we notify on planning applications for more information see Update on how we notify on Planning Applications page.

Weekly List of new planning applications

Each week we publish a list of all planning applications in Wealden that have been received complete within the last week. You can view this list on the Weekly List web page.

Subscribe for email alert updates on planning applications

To be certain of not missing any new information that is added to a planning application you are interested in, then you must subscribe for email alerts. The Council will use the website and social media to communicate any amendments (if made) to planning applications. This is also how you can find out the final decision on the application. Registration for updates is free, though an active e-mail account is required.

Instructions of how to do this are below.

  1. Go to
  2. Accept the disclaimer
  3. Enter the application number in the search box
  4. Click on the application number
  5. Click on the box ‘Subscribe’
  6. Enter your name and email address in the boxes
  7. Click Subscribe
    You will now receive emails alerts when the status of the application changes and/or new documents are added to this application.

These instructions can also be found in the subscribing to e-mail alerts document along with instructions on how to unsubscribe from alerts on a planning application.

Adverts for planning applications in weekly papers

Each week the council advertises certain applications in the weekly local papers. These applications are those where the Local Planning Authority (Wealden District Council) is required to place a press advertisement due to the planning regulations. Further information and links to the latest advertisements can be viewed on the Planning Application Advertisements page.

My Alerts

Subscribe to Wealden’s ‘My Alerts’ to receive weekly updates for various topics including new planning applications within a pre-defined area. Please note this will only show three applications in the area you have chosen and may not necessarily be the ones closest to you. For a full list please search on the planning website where you can also do broader searches using the Advanced Search facility for example by Parish.

Wealden does not deal with planning applications within South Downs National Park (SDNP). To view applications within SDNP then please visit the Park Authority planning applications web pages

Social Media

Follow us on our Twitter page for planning and Facebook