Adopted Local Plan Documents

The Council’s current statutory development plan consists of the adopted Wealden District Core Strategy Local Plan (February, 2013), the ‘saved’ policies of the adopted Wealden Local Plan (1998) and the Affordable Housing Delivery Local Plan (May, 2016). These Local Plans can be accessed at the links below. 

In addition, the Waste and Minerals Local Plan (February, 2013) and the Waste and Minerals Sites Plan (February, 2017) were adopted by East Sussex County Council and form part of the statutory development plan.

Neighbourhood development plans, when adopted by Wealden District Council, also form part of the statutory development plan for their specific neighbourhood area and at the time of writing, this includes the Herstmonceux Neighbourhood Plan (July, 2019).

Lastly, national planning legislation provides that a local planning authority must have regard to a post-examination draft neighbourhood development plan, so far as its material to a planning application. Both the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan and the Hellingly Neighbourhood Plan have reached this stage of the plan-making process.