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Wealden’s Local Development Framework Draft Core Strategy Councillor Roy Galley Portfolio Holder for Planning & Development. Consultation. Issues and Options consultation– 2007 Exhibitions & drop in sessions Early Parish Plans/ town masterplans Parish planning conference

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Wealden’s Local Development Framework Draft Core StrategyCouncillor Roy Galley Portfolio Holder for Planning & Development
  • Issues and Options consultation– 2007
  • Exhibitions & drop in sessions
  • Early Parish Plans/ town masterplans
  • Parish planning conference
  • Joint LSP/LDF workshop
  • Parish Panel
  • Parish Clerks’ Seminar
consultation cont d
Consultation ( cont’d)
  • Spatial Development Options – July 2009
  • Exhibitions and drop in sessions
  • Development of Parish bridging templates
  • Parish Planning Conference
  • Parish Panel
  • Joint LSP/ LDF workshops
  • WDC Member workshops
  • Various Studies:
  • Flood Risk, Housing Market, Land availability, Viability, Retail, Employment, Landscape, Demographics
  • Consultation
  • Issues and Options 2007, Spatial Development Options 2009, LSP events, Infrastructure providers and statutory bodies, Parish templates, Town Masterplans
  • National and Local Guidance and Strategies, Planning policy Statements, Sustainable Community Strategy
evidence cont d
Evidence (cont’d)
  • Infrastructure Delivery Plan
  • Sustainability Appraisal
  • Background papers-various
strategy development
Strategy Development
  • Revocation of South East Plan – housing and employment targets and replacement policies need to be justified
  • LDF Sub July 2010 agreed to seek to Balance strategic needs of the District, with capacities, constraints and the aspirations and needs of local communities
strategic housing need
Strategic Housing Need
  • Completions WDC 1998-2010 ( 21yrs ) - 9023 dwellings - 429 dwelling per annum
  • Pop. increase –14,788
  • Office Nat.Stats PROJECTIONS –2006-27 (21yrs)
  • Population increase –16,200, Household increase 14,800
  • ESCC trend based projection –2006-26
  • Population increase –16,934, Household increase. –11,459, increase in dwelling 11,910
local issues
Local Issues
  • Land availability
  • Accessibility of Settlements
  • Environmental Constraints – Landscape and biodiversity
  • Availability of Employment Land
  • The need to increase economic growth
  • Housing need, including affordable housing
  • Infrastructure capacities
  • Regeneration
  • Aspirations of Town Masterplans, and Parish/ Town responses to consultation




WCS4 Strategic Development Areas

  • SD1: Land to the west of Uckfield
  • SD2: Land at East Hailsham
  • SD3: Land at North Hailsham
  • SD4: Land at Polegate/ Willingdon
  • SD5: Land at Dittons Road, Polegate
  • SD6: Land at South East Stone Cross
  • SD7: Land at North East Stone Cross
  • SD8: Land at Pine Grove, Crowborough
  • SD9: Land at Jarvis Brook, Crowborough
  • SD10:Land at South East Crowborough
  • SD11: Land at North West Heathfield
  • SD12: Land Adjacent to Tunbridge Wells, in the Parish of Frant

Figure 9:

Growth potential of rural settlements and where development boundaries will be retained

  • Note: Development boundaries for Uckfield, Hailsham, Polegate and Willingdon, Stone Cross, Crowborough and Heathfield are retained
development of settlement classification
Development of settlement classification
  • Issues and Options 2007 – retention of development boundaries ?
  • Suggested settlement classification –2007
  • Proposed rural settlement classification– 2009
WCS6 Rural areas strategy
  • Development boundaries will be retained at:
  • Forest Row, Hartfield, Groombridge, Wadhurst, Mayfield, Frant, Buxted, Herstmonceux, Ninfield, Pevensey Bay, Horam and Alfriston

Wadhurst – 70 additional dwellings

Frant Village – 20 additional dwellings

Herstmonceux – 70 additional dwellings

Ninfield – 50 additional dwellings

Horam – 100 additional dwellings

Maresfield – 50 additional dwellings

East Dean – 10 additional dwellings

Berwick Station – 20 additional dwellings

Framfield – 25 additional dwellings

Boreham Street – 10 additional dwellings

Ripe – 10 additional dwellings

Selmeston – 10 additional dwellings

Upper Dicker – 10 additional dwellings

  • Villages :Proposed scale of additional housing to be allocate up until 2030

[1] Housing in Frant Village is in addition to the urban extension adjacent to Tunbridge Wells situated within the Parish of Frant

WCS7 Effective provision of Infrastructure
  • The release of land for development will depend upon there being sufficient capacity in the existing local infrastructure to meet the requirements generated by the proposed development. Where development would create the need to provide additional or improved community facilities, services and infrastructure to mitigate its impact, a programme of delivery must be agreed with the relevant infrastructure providers which will ensure that these improvements are provided at the time they are needed. These may involve coordinating contributions from the development with other investment streams. This approach will ensure that the necessary improvements can be completed in a timely manner to support growth.
  • Arrangements for the provision or improvement of infrastructure to the required standard will be secured by planning agreement/ obligation, or by condition attached to the planning consent or by any other appropriate mechanism.
  • The adequacy of infrastructure provision in Wealden will be the subject of regular review with infrastructure providers as part of the ongoing work on the Infrastructure Delivery Plan. This will include health, transport, utility services, and education providers and will be reported as part of the LDF monitoring arrangements in the Annual Monitoring Report.
WCS 9 Rural exception affordable housing
  • In exceptional circumstances, planning permission may be granted for small scale affordable residential development in rural areas outside development boundaries in order to meet an identified local housing need among those people unable to compete in the normal housing market.
  • Suitable sites will be located within or be well-related to a settlement which either provides reasonable access to local services and facilities, or has good accessibility to larger settlements nearby which provide a range of services and facilities. The scale of the proposed affordable housing development should be appropriate in relation to the size of the settlement andsites should not be isolated or intrusive within the landscape. Sites developed under this policy will be subject to controls on the occupancy of the housing to ensure it continues to provide affordable homes which address local housing needs in perpetuity. The affordable homes will be managed by an approved Registered Provider.
  • LDF Sub Committee – 19th Oct. 2010
  • Parish Conference – 3rd Nov. 2010
  • Joint meeting of PCN/S –10th Nov. 2010
  • Cabinet – 24th Nov 2010
  • Full Council 1st Dec. 2010
  • Submission Feb/ March 2011
  • Representations – 6 weeks
  • Examination _ summer 2011
  • Adoption – early 2012