The East Sussex Strategic Planning Members Group was set up in 2013 and is comprised of all the Planning Members of each of the East Sussex Authorities (Wealden District, Lewes District, Rother District, Hastings Borough and Eastbourne Borough) together with the South Downs National Park Authority and East Sussex County Council.
This Group was set up to boost the political dimension of cooperation which was prudent in light of the requirements of the Localism Act. The group’s intention is to create an environment which encourages the development of collaborative, constructive solutions to some of the county’s most challenging strategic cross boundary development issues.
The primary activities of the group are:-
· To raise awareness in general about current and future activity and issues; and
· To explore key matters of concern to understand how these are affecting development and/ or delivery of plans.
Tondra Thom, Planning Policy Lead