Planning & Conservation
One of the main areas of interest for the MCA is planning. We
realise that Meads is unique in it's design and community assets, and should be protected. Like all urban areas, Meads has to adjust to changing needs, but the MCA strongly believes that
this change should only be permitted, if it is for the better. Any new development should be complimentary to the area and be of quality design.
As with the rest of the town, most planning applications are submitted to Eastbourne Borough Council, where an application may be accepted, refused or deferred. A decision, if it is considered to be minor, may be made by the Chairman, with Officer guidance.
More significant planning applications are taken to the Planning Committee at their monthly meeting. Members of the public are welcome and can speak about the application, with permission gained in advance from the Council.
Some applications regarding roads and pavements, for example, are considered by East Sussex County Council.
The MCA regularly monitors planning applications affecting Meads and is happy to hear from residents, if they have concerns. We are happy to give advice and guidance.