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Residents Reminded to Attend Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

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Hailsham residents are reminded to mark in their diaries to attend a public consultation event to discuss and find out more about the progress of the Hailsham Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The drop-in consultation, which takes place at the Hailsham East Centre in Vega Close on Thursday 9th February, will explain more about the neighbourhood planning process – including recent achievements – and explore how the Town Council and local residents can take it forward successfully.

Doors open at 6.45pm and the event will run until 9.30pm (last entry 9pm).

There will be various maps and display boards outlining the Neighbourhood Planning Team’s objectives and activities, an interactive polling station to help determine the key priorities regarding future development, including housing and design, environment, retail and business.

Team members will be on hand throughout the evening to answer questions residents may have about the way forward with the Plan and there will be a Kids’ Station which will include prizes. Light refreshments will also be available.

“The Neighbourhood Planning Team has a duty to build strong and positive links with the local community,” said Councillor Glenn Moore, chairman of the Neighbourhood Planning Committee. “We will continue to engage with residents on all levels by way of public consultation exercises such as this to raise awareness of the Team’s progress, to gather local views and establish local priorities.”

“Hailsham has grown considerably in recent years and the Plan, once produced and ratified, will play an important role in shaping the future of our town.”

“We hope as many residents as possible attend the meeting on 9th February and find it useful and informative.”

Please note that the purpose of this public meeting is for residents to be updated on the Hailsham Neighbourhood Planning Team’s activities and progress on the development of the Plan to date, as well as asking questions and taking part in interactive exercise.

Wealden District Council’s timetable envisages submission of its draft plans to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination this summer. It is anticipated that the Neighbourhood Plan preparation process will be carried out in parallel to the draft Local Plan/Area Action Plan timescales.

For more information on the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan visit

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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