Development guide for High Weald housing applications under consultation

A document guiding development in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is currently under consultation.

Friday, 12th July 2019, 2:04 pm

The High Weald AONB Partnership, alongside 15 local planning authorities including Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and Rother District Council, has prepared a draft design guide for new housing development in the High Weald.

The document sets out what the AONB team considers to be ‘good standards for developers and planners’. The guide – found at www.highweald.org/look-after/planning/design-guide-consultation – is subject to a public consultation until August 14.

Following consultation, a revised version may be adopted by the local planning authorities as a consideration in determining applications within the High Weald AONB, which includes areas of Hastings Country Park.

HBC said it would not comment until the document was formally adopted.