Current Consultations

The following consultations are current – click on the link to Have Your Say

Consultation on ‘Building for the High Weald’ – A Design Guide for New Housing Development in the AONB

The High Weald AONB Partnership, which includes the 15 local planning authorities with land in the AONB, has drafted a Design Guide for new housing development in the High Weald. Once adopted, the Guide will be a material consideration in the determining of planning applications within the High Weald AONB, see map below.

The Design Guide gives succinct, practical and consistent advice on design expectations for new housing development within the High Weald AONB. This will enable higher quality and landscape-led design that reflects intrinsic High Weald character and is embedded with a true sense of place, without stifling innovation and creativity.

You can download a copy of the draft Guide at and paper copies are also available to view in the Borough/District Council and High Weald AONB Partnership offices.

The Design Guide is the subject of an eight-week period of formal public consultation from Wednesday 19 June until Wednesday 14 August 2019. Representations on this document should be received no later than midnight on Wednesday 14 August 2019.

Access to the High Weald’s online consultation form is at .  If you prefer to email your response please send it to or by post to High Weald AONB Partnership, Woodland Enterprise Centre, Hastings Road, Flimwell, TN5 7PR.