Wealden Council submits Local Plan for scrutiny

Wealden Council has submitted its Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate and expects it to be examined in public later this year.Wealden logo cropped

Also submitted are consultation responses, including 2,043 representations from 372 members of the public, and organisations, giving views about the soundness of the plan, and on the process followed.

Responses from a previous consultation in 2015 are included too, and will be looked at by an independent planning inspector when appointed.

Local Plan documents can be viewed online. Submission documents and supporting evidence can be seen in the Wealden Local Plan Submission Library.

Representations received during the consultation, which ran from August 13, to October 8, last year, can be viewed on the consultation portal on the planning section of the Wealden website.

Printed documents will be available at deposit points including at Uckfield Library, and through Uckfield Town Council and Maresfield Parish Council. More deposit points can be seen on the Wealden website.

Cllr Ann Newton, Wealden Cabinet member responsible for planning and development said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part in the process by making representations.”

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