Planning news - Wealden District Council
In January 2018 the Council started to receive objection letters received from Wealden District Council (WDC) regarding various applications in the borough and their impact, as Wealden see it, on Ashdown Forest, Lewes Downs and Pevensey Levels Special Areas of Conservation (SAC).
The following is a brief update of our position and how we are progressing the determination of planning applications.
Following a meeting with the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council it was decided that we would explore the option of producing an addendum to the Local Plan's Habitat Regulation Assessment.
If this is possible, it would be a blanket assessment of development in the borough that is both in the plan and yet to come forward in respect of the various SAC's outside our borough.
In the meantime, and subject to updates on the progress of the above, Planning Services will:
- Determine all non-major applications except where an objection is received from WDC
- Hold in abeyance all major applications and applications where an objection is received from WDC.
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