The Government inspector examining the Wealden District Council core strategy, which will shape development in the district until 2030, has expressed concern about housing figures contained in it.
The inspector has scheduled an “exploratory” meeting for October 12 to consider a range of questions about the variance between housing figures proposed in the core strategy and those in the regional strategy, the South East Plan.
Cllr Roy Galley, the council’s cabinet member for planning and development said: “We welcome the opportunity to discuss with the planning inspector the various issues that he has raised in connection with our core strategy submission.
“The challenge of accommodating sustainable housing numbers and the need to protect the environment have been two of the key issues raised through our core strategy process.
“These matters have been the subject of much public consultation and a significant investment of time and resources in collecting evidence.”
The council has been asked to respond to the inspector’s initial queries by October 4 and has said it will post the responses on its website shortly after that date.