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Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan

Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan was formally made at Full Council on 21st July 2021.

Key Documents

Referendum Result

The Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan successfully passed a referendum held on 6 May 2021 and now forms part of the Council’s Development Plan.

The results of the referendum confirmed that 73% of those who voted were in favour of the neighbourhood plan being used to decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

Referendum Stage (Spring 2021): Specified Documents

On Thursday 6 May 2021 a referendum took place on the Hailsham Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The question asked in the Referendum was:

“Do you want Wealden District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hailsham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Further information on the referendum is available in the specified documents below.

Specified Documents

Decision on a Plan Proposal

On 29 April 2020, Wealden District Council agreed the Decision Statement for the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan. This sets out the modifications that will be made to the plan in response to the Examiner’s modifications.


Wealden District Council appointed John Slater BA (Hons), DMS, MRTPI to undertake the examination of the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner issued his final report on 11th March 2020.

As part of the independent examination, the Examiner raised a number of questions.

In addition, an exploratory meeting was held. Details are provided below.

Following the receipt of the Draft Wealden Local Plan Planning Inspector’s letter on 20 December, Wealden District Council updated the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan Habitat Regulations Assessment Report. Natural England and the Environment Agency were consulted on the report as part of this process. The report is below:

Regulation 16 – Pre Submission consultation on a draft Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation on the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan closed on 18th June 2019. The consultation responses received together with the documents which were the subject of the consultation can be viewed below.

Consultation Responses

Consultation Documents

Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)

The Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) is available to download below as well as email responses from Natural England, The Environment Agency and Historic England:

The Hailsham SEA Screening Opinion Determination Letter is available to download below: