The much-anticipated Inspector’s initial findings on the Wealden Local Plan have now been released.

The Inspector found that the Council had failed in its legal duty to co-operate with neighbouring authorities, along with highlighting substantial shortcomings on their approach to air quality.

It now seems very likely that the Plan will be withdrawn.  This may lead to potential planning opportunities for previously refused schemes as well as new development proposals.

If you wish to discuss on how this may affect you and your development opportunities, please call Sam Finnis, Senior Planner at our Sussex Bloomfields office on 01435 873999 or email