Wadhurst Community Cinema

Welcome back to Season 6 with the first film being ‘Victoria & Abdul’, starring Judy Dench .  It is a biographical comedy drama about a relationship between Queen Victoria and her servant, Abdul and was put forward for best actress award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

Viewing is on Wednesday 19th September in  the Commemoration Hall, High St., Wadhurst. Doors open at 7.15pm, programme starts at 7.45pm.  Tickets are £5 at the door or membership for £3 for each of the season’s 8 films. Ring 01580 201994 or go online :www.wadhurstcommunitycinema.org

Extra Parish Council meeting to discuss Wealden Local Plan 6th September

The Parish Council Planning Committee have been discussing the new Wealden Local Plan in their meetings on 4th, 18th August and 1st September.  These observations will be shared and discussed by an extra Full Council on 6th September in order to consider the Parish Council representation to WDC and the Government Planning Inspector who will be examining Wealden’s proposals in public to consider if they are “sound”. The meeting will be in the Pavillion in Sparrows Green Recreation Ground and begin at 7.30pm. As usual it will include a Public Forum for residents to put forward their views before the Council considers the Local Plan.

Report to PC on Local Plan (1)

Wealden Local Plan Consultation 13th August-8th October 2018

Publication of the Wealden Local Plan – Proposed Submission Document


Wealden District is publishing its Proposed Submission Wealden Local Plan for receipt of representations between Monday 13th August 2018 and 5pm on Monday 8th October 2018.


The document sets out planning policies for growth and change within Wealden District (excluding the area of the District which is within the South Downs National Park) up until 2028. After consideration of all representations received the Council intends to submit the document to the Secretary of State for examination later in 2018.


You can view the Proposed Submission Wealden Local Plan and associated documents on the Council’s website; www.wealden.gov.uk/wealdenlocalplan or at a number of venues across the District, which are set out at the end of this email.  A copy of the Representations Procedure is also below, which outlines how to make comments on the plan.


When submitting comments we encourage respondents to respond to the consultation questions on either the online consultation portal or the representation form. In order to assist the process, it is requested that consideration is given to any submission to ensure that they are relevant and to the point. If a long submission cannot be avoided, please provide a summary of the main points to be addressed.


Before submitting your comments we would strongly encourage you to read our ‘Guidance Note for Respondents’.


General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and Data Protection Act 2018


Please be aware that any comments you submit cannot be treated in confidence as Regulation 30 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004, as amended, requires copies of all representations to be made publicly available. The Council will publish names and representations on its website, but will not publish personal information, such as telephone numbers, emails or private addresses. By submitting a representation you are accordingly confirming that you agree to this and accept responsibility for your comments.


Please telephone 01892 602008 or email ldf@wealden.gov.uk if you require assistance in submitting your representation or if further information is required. If you, or somebody you know, would like the information (guidance notes, forms etc.) in large print, Braille, tape or in another language please let us know.


Wealden Local Plan: Regulation 19 Publication


Statement of Representations Procedure and Statement of Fact – Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 – Regulation 19


The Council is inviting comments, also known as representations, on the Wealden Local Plan Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) Document. The information below sets out how and by when to make such representations, how to express interest in appearing at the Examination, as well as where to find the proposed submission documents.


Statement of Representations Procedure


Wealden Local Plan (Regulation 19) Proposed Submission  Version: Subject Matter and Area Covered


The Wealden Local Plan sets out the spatial strategy and policy framework for Wealden District from 2013 to 2028. The Local Plan includes: the vision for the District; the Strategic Objectives to meet the challenges that the plan has to address; the overall strategy that directs development to certain places; the sites that have been identified for development in each of the towns and in rural areas; the policies that will be used to make decisions on planning applications; and how the plan will be monitored.


The Wealden Local Plan covers the area of Wealden District excluding the area of the District which is within the South Downs National Park.


Period of publication for representations:


Representations must be received by the Council from Monday 13th August 2018 until 5pm on Monday 8th October 2018.


How to make Representations:


Representations can be made through the following means:



By using the Council’s online response form at www.wealden.objective.co.uk/portal


By downloading a representation form at www.wealden.gov.uk/wealdenlocalplan and emailing to ldf@wealden.gov.uk


By Mail:

By using a representation form available at the Council Offices and posting it to the Planning Policy Team, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX.


How to appear at the Examination:


The Examination is open to the public, subject to the venue’s seating availability. Anyone can attend to listen to the discussions but there are strict rules which apply to those who wish to participate. If a consultee wishes to appear at the examination as a participant, such request must be made as part of their representation on the Wealden Local Plan Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) Document. The Inspector once appointed will decide who can attend the Examination, depending on the agenda.


How to find out about the next steps:


If requested in writing, all named representatives will be notified of future stages of the Wealden Local Plan.


What will happen to the Representations:


All comments received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and the Planning Inspectorate and considered as part of a public examination by an independent Planning Inspector.


Please note that copies of all comments received will be available for the public to view and cannot be treated as confidential – personal details including signatures, phone numbers and email addresses will be removed prior to publishing. Data will be processed and held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2016 and Data Protection Act 2018.


Reference copies of the main documents are available for public inspection at the following venues at the stated times from Monday 13th August 2018 until Monday 8th October 2018. Copies of representation forms and guidance notes will also be available at the following venues:



Location Opening times
Council Offices
Wealden District Council Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AZ Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 – 17:00  Wed 9:00 – 17:00
East Sussex County Council County Hall St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE Mon – Thurs 8:00 – 17:00 Fri 8:00 – 16:30
Crowborough Library Pine Grove, Crowborough, TN6 1DH Mon 12:30 – 17:00 Tues 10:00 – 17:00 Wed 10:00 – 14:00 Thurs 11:00 – 18:00 Fri 10:00 – 17:00 and Sat 10:00 – 17:00
Forest Row Library The Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, RH18 5DZ Mon 14:00 – 17:00 Tue CLOSED wed 10:00 – 13:00 Thurs 14:00 – 17:00 Fri 14:00 – 17:00 Sat 10:00 – 13:00
Hailsham Library Western Road, Hailsham, BN27 3DN Mon 12:00 – 17:00 Tue 12:00 – 17:00 Wed CLOSED Thurs 10:00 – 18:00 Fri and Sat 10:00 – 17:00
Heathfield Library 21 High Street, Heathfield, TN21 8LU Mon 10:00 – 13:00 Tue 10:00 – 17:00 Wed CLOSED Thurs 14:00 – 18:00 Fri 10:00 – 16:00 Sat 10:00 – 13:00
Uckfield Library High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1AR Mon 10:00 – 13:00 Tues 10:00 – 16:30 Wed 14:00 – 16:30 Thurs 10:00 – 18:00 Fri 10:00 – 16:30 Sat 10:00 – 16:30
Wadhurst Library High Street, Wadhurst, TN5 6AP Mon 14:00 – 16:30 Tues CLOSED Wed 10:00 – 13:00 Thurs CLOSED Fri 14:00 – 16:30 Sat 10:00 – 13:00
Parish Councils
Crowborough Town Council Town Hall, The Broadway, Crowborough, TN6 1DA Mon – Thurs 9:00 – 17:00  Fri 9:00 – 16:30


Forest Row Parish Council Forest Row Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, RH18 5DZ Mon – Fri 9:00 – 16:00
Hailsham Town Council Inglenook. Market Square, Hailsham, BN27 2AE Mon – Fri 9:00 – 16:00


Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council 73 High Street, Heathfield, TN21 8HU Mon – Fri 9:00 – 15:00
Maresfield Parish Council Parish Office Churchfields, Nutley, TN22 3NA Mon – Fri 10:00 – 16:00
Mayfield & Five Ashes Parish Council The Clerk’s Office, The Old Manor House, High Street, Mayfield, TN20 6AL Mon & Fri, 9:30-12:30 Wed 9:30-16:00
Polegate Town Council 49 High Street, Polegate, BN26 6AL Mon – Fri 9:00 – 13:00


Uckfield Town Council Civic Centre, Uckfield, TN22 1AE Mon – Fri 9:00 – 16:00
Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council The Parish Office, The Triangle, Willingdon, BN20 9PJ Mon – Fri 9:00 – 13:00



Draft proposed submission of Wealden Local Plan 2018

This document has been approved by the Full Council and for the period 12th August to the 7th October 2018 representations can be made on any aspect of the plan and forwarded to Wealden District Council. Any representations will then be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate and will become a part of the evidence base the appointed Inspector will consider.

The Parish Council may wish to make its own representations and to that end, it has been determined that immediately after the Planning Committee meetings on the Saturdays 4th and 18th August and 1st September, the Committee will consider aspects of the plan with an ambition to make a full report to the Full Parish Council meeting on the 13th September.

The subject areas to be discussed at those meetings are as follows:

Saturday 4th August Air Quality, Environmental, Strategic Growth Plans, Transport, Landscape and the Economy which are outlined in pages 1 to 115 of the Plan

Saturday 18th August Sustainable settlement policy pages 237 to 258 of the Plan

Saturday 1st September Various policies, Rural Economy, Housing, Health and Well Being, Environment, Waste and Communications pages 451 to 525. Any other concerns.

Members of the Wadhurst community are invited to attend if they have a positive contribution to make to the subject under discussion.

Cllr R Bullock MBE

Chairman WPC Planning Committee