Planning Policy and Development Management


Due to the current events, we are only able to respond to written enquiries by email ( Please include an email address in any correspondence (email or letter). We are still able to answer your enquiries by phone (01273 481846), but if you wish to speak with a planning officer, the best way to contact them is to email with your name and phone number, they will call you when they can. You can track the progress of a planning application on our planning register at any time. We appreciate your cooperation at this unusual time.

The Planning Policy and Development Management Team are responsible for making decisions about minerals extraction, waste management and developments such as schools, libraries and roads.

Most day-to-day planning applications, including building new homes or offices and house extensions, are decided by borough and district councils.

To find out how we handle your data and any comments you submit on planning applications, please visit our planning applications – personal data, copyright and disclaimer web page.

Contact the team:

Planning Policy and Development Management Team
Communities, Economy and Transport,
County Hall,
St Anne’s Crescent,
East Sussex


Phone: 01273 481846

Email Planning Policy and Development Management