Planning & Building Committee

  • Cllr David Hiles (Chair)
  • Cllr Peter Kember (Vice Chair)
  • Cllr Beverley Johnstone
  • Cllr Robert Harris
  • Cllr Norman Wickenden
  • Cllr Graham Watson-Smith
  • Cllr James Kitchenham
  • Cllr Adrian Martin
  • Cllr Paul Beach
  • Clerk to the Committee – Adam Hardy (Parish Clerk)


Delegated Responsibilities

  • Make representations to Wealden Planning Authority on applications for planning permission which have been notified to the Council.
  • Make representations in respect of appeals against the refusal of planning permission.
  • Identify and make representations to the relevant authorities in respect of enforcement action or any matters considered breaches of planning regulations and/or those relating to listed buildings, buildings within the Rotherfield Village Conservation Area or the High Weald AONB.
  • Monitor, review and where necessary make recommendations to the Council for amendmentsto the planning consultation procedure.
  • Deal with any other planning related matter that a meeting of the full Council considersappropriate to be referred to the Planning Committee.
  • Consider and respond to planning policy related consultations from Local and Central Government.

Committee Terms of Reference