Planning

Planning applications and enforcement

Most planning applications are decided by borough and district councils. We only deal with minerals extraction, waste management and developments such as schools, libraries and roads.

Bexhill to Hastings link road

Information and documents relating to the planning application for a link road between Bexhill and Hastings.

Energy Recovery Facility, Newhaven

Find out more about the planning application for the Energy from Waste facility at North Quay, Newhaven.

Peacehaven wastewater treatment works

Southern Water's application for a new pipe and wastewater treatment works in Peacehaven.

The planning system

Planning at national and local levels.

Waste and Minerals Plans

Under the new planning system the Minerals and Waste Local Plans will be replaced with a Waste and Minerals Development Framework.

Regeneration, economic development and local enterprise partnership

South East Local Enterprise Partnership, local strategic partnership and other regeneration projects.

Supplementary Planning Guidance

More detailed advice on some or our planning policies.

Monitoring development

We monitor change and the progress of development in the county. Development statistics and other key data are available from East Sussex in Figures.

Land searches and charges

Find out about searches performed when buying a property, how to search the common land register and how to register a village green.

Fracking and shale gas

Answers to your questions about shale gas and hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” and the situation in East Sussex.