Uckfield Town Council consultations

At the end of each calendar year, the Town Council is required to set its priorities and budget for the next financial year.

The council prepares several documents which assist with planning for the following financial year and beyond.

These are presented to the meeting of Full Council in January each year.

The draft documents are published online for residents to make comments between the Full Council meetings in December and January, and the feedback received is reported to members at their January Full Council meeting.

The Strategic Plan 2024-29, Annual Plan 2024/25, and Annual Budget 2024/25 were adopted by Uckfield Town Council at their meeting of the full Council on 15 January 2024. You can download or view the documents below:

Strategic Plan 2024-29

Annual Plan 2024-25

Budget 2024-25

Luxford Field viewed from the steps in front of the civic centre
Photo of train approaching Uckfield station at dawn

Wealden District Council consultations

Wealden District Council runs several consultations throughout the year.

Over the winter months, they consult residents on their proposals for their budget and medium-term financial strategy. The consultation on their Medium Term Financial Strategy for 2024-29 and budget for 2024-25 closed on 12 January 2024.

To keep up to date with their latest consultations, please visit:
Lets Talk Wealden

East Sussex County Council consultations

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) regularly consults on its ‘Core Offer’.

To help manage the financial pressures that the County Council is under, they have created a Core Offer of what can be provided in terms of services and what residents should expect from them.

They also run several other surveys throughout the year, which relate to their services such as highways, education, and libraries.

If you are interested in keeping an eye on and participating in other consultations run by East Sussex County Council, please visit:

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner consultations

The Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner runs frequent consultations with residents, in particular over the December/January period in the lead-up to their budget setting to understand residents’ priorities regarding community safety.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, invites residents to provide their thoughts on policing priorities in a survey about the precept, the element of council tax which funds 41% of the Sussex Police budget.

For information on the breakdown of Police funding, visit:

Please watch this space for further information about upcoming consultations.


Find out more about how last year’s budget was set…

https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/events-surveys/ or see their latest news page here: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/about/news/

Wealden Draft Local Plan Consultation 2025 – 2040

In February 2024, Wealden District Council announced the publication of its Draft Local Plan.

This superseded the Draft Local Plan that was drawn up in 2019 and subsequently withdrawn in 2020. The new plan intends to offer a plan for how the district will develop between 2025 and 2040.

Between 15 March 2024 and 10 May 2024, Wealden DC ran an eight-week consultation period which would allow for all district residents to have their say on the Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan.

Uckfield Town Council prepared a detailed response to the questions asked within the plan. A copy of the responses are detailed below:

Chapter 3 – Vision and Objectives
Chapter 4 – Spatial Strategy
Chapter 5 – Climate Change
Chapter 6 – Natural Environment
Chapter 7 – Historic Environment
Chapter 8 – Housing
Chapter 9 – Infrastructure
Chapter 10 – Design
Chapter 11 – Economy
Chapter 12 – Town Centres

To review the contents of the draft plan, visit:



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