Arlington Planning Application
We have applied to Wealden District Council for planning consent to set up our second cluster of affordable smallholdings. Our first cluster, Greenham Reach was established in 2014.
As at Greenham Reach, we are seeking permission for three affordable residential smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture. In planning that is: a change of use to site three temporary dwellings, permission to construct a timber barn and area of hard-standing, and changes to the road access from the field. We are applying for a five-year temporary planning consent.
We'd be extremely grateful if you would consider writing in support of our application. How this can be done is set out on the Letters of Support page.
The application documentation can be viewed by clicking on the links below and can also be viewed via Wealden Council’s Planning and Building Control Register (search for application no. WD/2017/0340/F)
- Cover Letter
- Site Location Plan
- Proposed Block Plan (the proposed site design)
- Proposed Barn
- Planning Statement
- Design and Access Statement
- Proposed Road Access
- Ecological Appraisal
- Impact on the Ashdown Forest
- Community Infrastructure Levy form
- Appendix 1: Ecological Land Co-operative Decision Notice Greenham Reach
- Appendix 2: Example Monitoring Report, Greenham Reach
- Appendix 3: Draft Section 106 Unilateral Undertaking
- Appendix 4: Management Plan for the New Smallholdings at Arlington
- Appendix 5: Proposed Schedule of Conditions
- Appendix 6: Example letters of support
- Appendix 7: Tree and Hedge Planting Proposals
- Appendix 8: ELC Publication Small is Successful
- Appendix 9: ELC Business Plan 2015-2020
- Appendix 10: Table of Planning Decisions for Farm/Horticultural Businesses on less than 10 acres
- Appendix 11: Illustrative Smallholder Functional Need
- Appendix 12: Details of the Proposed PV panels
You can also read about:
- The two community meetings we've held, and the issues that emerged from these; and
- The comments we received from Arlington Parish Council and our subsequent amendments to the proposed Management Plan and Section 106 Agreement.
“ The motivation behind the Ecological Land co-operative’s vision echo our pursuit of working to create food systems that are beneficial to people and the natural world. The Ecological Land Co-operative have worked tirelessly to address these issues by engaging with policy and proposing real, concrete solutions.”
Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust