Local Development Scheme (LDS) & Getting Involved


Local Development Scheme (LDS) & Getting Involved

This section contains the LDS, the Statement of Community Involvement, Newsletters and other information on how you can be involved in Planning Policy.


Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The LDS sets out the Council's programme for preparing planning policy documents that guide development and land use in Rother District. It has recently been updated to present a revised programme for producing, including consulting upon, policy documents.


Do you want to be notified of future planning policy consultations?

Rother District Council wants you to understand planning issues and to contribute to new planning documents about future development of the District.

If you or your organisation wants to be informed about future consultations on planning policies being developed as part of the Rother District Council Local Plan, contact us using the form below to register.

We are encouraging the use of email to be involved with upcoming consultations as a way of reducing paper waste and taking a more sustainable approach.

The contact form can be returned to the Planning Policy team by email at planning.strategy@rother.gov.uk, handed into the Council Offices at Bexhill Town Hall or posted to: Planning Policy, Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3JX.


Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - 2015

The SCI provides information on how the community can become involved with the preparation of planning policy documents and the determination of planning applications.

It sets out how we will notify and consult all interested groups and ensure equality, including engaging with "hard to reach" groups. It details which particular plans require public involvement and how and at what stage there are opportunities to be involved.

The Statement of Community Involvement 2015 was adopted by the Council on 15th December 2015 after undergoing a six week public consultation between 14 August until 25 September 2015. It replaces the version adopted in 2006.


Planning Policy Newsletters

The Council periodically publishes a 'Planning Policy Newsletter' to keep you up to date with the latest planning policy news in Rother District.

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