The Town Council has agreed to support plans by Wealden District Council and other service providers for long-term infrastructure improvements to support future housing developments, subject to a number of questions being answered and assurances made before a formal acceptance of the key ‘sustainability’ issue of the draft plan can be agreed.
Areas of concern that Hailsham Town Council wish to be addressed and both the feasibility and affordability of proposed additional infrastructure demonstrated before full support for the plan can be given include education, medical services, road and public transport, conservation and the environment, employment, tourism, sport and leisure, cemetery grave spaces, utilities and services, emergency service provision and the allocation of social and affordable housing.
Area Action Plan
Hailsham Town Council is a representative of and will jointly develop the Hailsham Area Action Plan (HAAP), funded by Wealden District Council to plan for the required infrastructure in advance.
The next HAAP steering group meeting will be held on Tuesday 2 February 2016 at 2pm at the Wealden District Council offices, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham.
Neighbourhood Development Plan
The Town Council has set up a Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee to establish a Neighbourhood Development Plan which will address the above concerns.
Hailsham Town Council will work with other local authorities to lobby other major infrastructure suppliers for needs in South Wealden that have been identified as critical to the proposed future development in Hailsham.