Following the recent approval of a major housing development in Hailsham, residents should speak up about their concerns, councillors have advised.
In December, Wealden approved the plans to build more than 200 homes on land off Marshfoot Lane, following strong objections from Hailsham Town Councillors and Wealden Planning Officers themselves.
Residents turned out in force to support a Town Council meeting this evening (8 January) to voice their opinions over the recent approvals – however, they could not be heard as councillors legally needed to hold a confidential meeting to decide if an appeal can be made.
Councillors on the town’s Planning Committee suggested the most effective way for residents to be heard is to write to the Planning Office at Wealden Council. Legally, all letters appealing an application have to be addressed by the authority.
Once the Town Council reaches a decision, residents will be informed and it’s hoped they will be backed up by letters of support from those with concerns.