Wealden have produced a Draft Local Plan and they are inviting comments (8 May to 19 June) on whether it is meets legal and soundness requirements. This builds on the Issues and Options Consultation document that several Uckfield people commented on in 2015.
This plan allocates most of the extra housing (i.e. on top of what has been allocated previously) to “The South Wealden Growth Area” around Hailsham.
It has a section specifically about Uckfield – cut very short:
- The 1,000 dwellings [already given planning permission at Ridgewood Farm] and other development commitments will be built, no further growth has been allocated.
- There will be development boundary (red line). It includes Ridgewood Farm (South West) and excludes Downlands area (North East).
- 1850 sqm retail floorspace provision will be required within Uckfield Town Centre.
I’ve put a longer summary on the Proposed Wealden Local Plan page of this site.