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Planning policy

Guidance and advice on planning policy in the Lewes district and borough of Eastbourne.


Have your say on future development in Lewes district

Lewes District Council is encouraging as many residents as possible to have their say through this stage of consultation on future development in the district.

This consultation is about gathering your views, and evidence the sites and our suggested policies, which together will form the spatial strategy and policies. The draft Local Plan, when published in spring 2024 will then set out the policies and framework for new homes, employment space and community facilities. The consultation is running from 29 November 2023 to 19 February 2024. Read the full details.


This page covers services for both councils. If you have chosen to access information from your own council only, selecting one of the services below will take you to information for that council.

Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets the standard and approach we take to involve stakeholders and the community in consulting on planning matters.

Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the three-year work programme for producing planning policy documents.

Employment Land Review

The Employment Land Review (ELR) is a technical evidence document that will be used, along with other evidence, to inform the preparation of planning policy.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

Strategic Flood Risk Assessments (SFRA) are used as a tool for assessing flood risk from various sources of flooding.

Habitats regulations

Habitats regulations requires us to ensure no significant harm comes to any protected European site.

Supplementary Planning Guidance and Supplementary Planning Documents

Supplementary Planning Guidance and Documents for Lewes and Eastbourne.

Land Availability Assessment

A detailed document that identifies and assesses all land for Lewes district and Eastbourne's residential and employment development potential.