Central Government has instructed District Councils to provide more houses in the South East between now and 2028. Rother District Council is close to completing its 'Core Strategy' which allocates its number across the District and down to parish level. The Sedlescombe Plan is required to conform to the National Planning Policy Framework and to be in general conformity with local plans.

The Parish Council has decided to restrict the Sedlescombe Plan to a Policies and Site Allocation Plan which is more limited than could be undertaken and, therefore, is more achievable in a relatively-short period of time. The Neigbourhood Plan will allow Sedlescombe parish to decide: