Local Plan Update – Proposed Medical Centre in Willingdon

The Parish Office has received a number of comments from residents asking, whether there will be a medical centre provision in the new local plan. The official response from Wealden District Council is as below:

“The latest version of the Wealden Local Plan and on page 212 (Policy SWGA 38) it is stated that Land at Allocation Polegate and Willingdon 1 (Known locally as Hindsland) is allocated for community infrastructure purposes only including education, medical facilities, community hall, sport and leisure facilities. The policy does not mention a Medical Centre specifically but medical facilities would cover such a use. As you will be aware the housing element has been removed from the allocation but the community infrastructure has been retained.”