hailshamaspires@wealden.gov.uk

About Us

Re-energised town centre artistic impression

In recent years there has been a clear focus by Wealden District Council on the need to regenerate the centre of Hailsham. 

The main aspirations of Hailsham Aspires are to ensure any future proposals,

  • Contribute positively to local economic growth
  • Encourage local investment
  • Provide an improved experience for visitors and residents
  • Deliver town centre living and employment opportunities
  • Create new public open spaces, accessible to all
  • Improve community infrastructure
  • Respect the heritage, culture and identity of the town
  • Shape the heart of Hailsham
Town Centre Living Image

The vision for the regeneration of Hailsham Town Centre is to create a welcoming, inclusive and impressive design that draws on the history of the town and enhances its surroundings. To do this, seven key design principles were created to guide the masterplan options created for Hailsham Town Centre. 

The Hailsham Aspires project team has now put together three masterplan options for the future of the town centre. This will deliver a revitalised town centre in line with the ‘Vision for Hailsham’, as identified in the Hailsham Neighbourhood Plan, and offer Hailsham a bright future as the key growth town in East Sussex.

Please read through the supporting information to understand the background behind the three masterplan options, as well as the benefits for local people and ideas for design. Once you’ve done this, please complete the survey to let us know which option you prefer and the reasons for this.

Front cover of the Neighbourhood plan paper document

The Hailsham Aspires project team includes:

Design team logos

For the latest developments visit our News page.

This information is available as downloadable/printable information boards available here. 

Hailsham Aspires Masterplan Information Boards – About Us (pdf)

Sketch of Hailsham High Street Sky Line