Please note that charges for pre-application advice on planning applications came into effect on the 1st July 2017. Please see the Pre-application advice section on Making a planning application for further information.

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.

The Planning System

Planning at national and local levels.

Waste and Minerals Plans

The Waste and Minerals Plan for East Sussex and supporting documentation.

Regeneration, economic development and local enterprise partnership

Economic development accross the county, including the Growth Strategy and Economic Development Strategy.

Development Contributions (Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy)

Guidance on Section 106 Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for proposals for new developments in East Sussex.

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.

SEEAWP Minutes

Minutes of the SEEAWP Meetings since 2013.