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Wealden Local Plan Examination Update

22nd March 2019

The Inspector has concluded her initial consideration of the submitted Plan, evidence and duly made representations

Given the strategic nature of the plan, she intends to carry out the hearing sessions in two stages. Stage 1 of the hearings, are likely to address matters of strategic significance, and of legal compliance. However, details will be set out in her forthcoming Matters Issues and Questions which will be publicised on the examination website.

If she concludes that the plan is legally compliant and likely to be capable of being found sound, given the potential for her to recommend main modifications, the Examination will then proceed to Stage 2. A further set of Matters Issues and Questions would then be published. At the moment it appears that these are likely to relate to development management policies and specific housing and employment allocations. However, this list should not be relied on, and may change.

The date for the second stage of the hearings has not been confirmed, but it is hoped that this will take place mid to late summer.

Stage 1 of the Examination to be held at the East Sussex National Hotel, Little Horsted, Uckfield, TN22 5ES (54 Bus from Hailsham). The hearings are expected to run for 6 days.

Week Commencing 20 May: Tuesday 21 May, Wednesday 22 May and Thursday 23 May.

Week Commencing 27 May: Tuesday 28 May, Wednesday 29 May and Thursday 30 May

Further details will be placed on the Wealden website in due course.