Have your say on Wealden housing plans

THE CLOCK IS TICKING for residents, businesses and organisations to give their final say about future house building plans during the next 20 years in Wealden District.

A deadline for the public to give views on Wealden District Council’s ‘core strategy’ plans to develop the region ends at 5pm on Monday, April 18.

David Phillips, head of planning and environmental policy, said: “All the representations will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate who will be examining Wealden’s proposals on behalf of the Government later in the year to ensure that they are sound.”

Key points of the Wealden Core Strategy are limiting housing growth to 400 homes per year until 2030; getting tough on developers by making sure new infrasctructure to support growth is secure; increasing developers’ contributions for affordable houses to 35 per cent on new developments of five per cent or more (formerly 30 per cent for ten house-or-more builds) and removing development boundaries from 25 smaller settlements.

New policies may also be created to allow limited growth in rural areas with small scale affordable housing outside development boundaries.View the ‘Proposed Core Strategy’ at www.wealden.gov.uk.

See relevant documents at various council offices and libraries across the district. For more information phone Wealden’s planning policy team on 01892 60 2007 or email ldf@wealden.gov.uk