Rye Neighbourhood Plan


Rye Neighbourhood Plan

Rye Town Council, as the qualifying body, has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan for the town. The Plan proposes a vision for the town and a number of planning policies to be used in the determination of planning applications locally.


Rye Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Following the Examiner's recommendations in his Report, a number of modifications have been to the Rye Neighbourhood Plan to enable it to proceed to referendum.

This referendum, relating to the adoption of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan, will be held on Thursday 27 June 2019.

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is: Do you want Rother District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Rye to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?


For more information, please visit the Rye Neighbourhood Plan website.



17 May 2019

Decision to go to Referendum (Regulation 18, 2)

Rother District Council decided to take the Rye Neighbourhood Plan to Referendum.

The Appendices referred to in the Report in support of Executive Decision are:

  • Appendix 1: The Rye NP Examination Report (16 Apr 2019) directly below
  • Appendix 2: The Rye Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2028 - Referendum Version (10 May 2019) at the top of the page
  • Appendix 3: The Rye NP Schedule of Modifications (10 May 2019) at the top of the page
16 Apr 2019

Publication of the Examiners Report (Regulation 18, 1)

The Examiner produced the Report in which modifications were recommended that would enable the Plan to proceed to Referendum.

29 Jan - 16 Apr 2019

Examination of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 17)

John Slater was appointed to undertake an independent Examination of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan and was sent the Plan, along with the supporting documents and representations.

16 Nov 2018
- 11 Jan 2019

Publicity and Representation Period (Regulation 16)

Rother District Council carried out the publicity and representation period for the Rye Neighbourhood Plan.

All duly made representations have been collated into the following document.

27 Oct 2018

Submission of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 15)

Rye Town Council submitted the Rye Neighbourhood Plan to Rother District Council.

Additional Documents:

23 Feb - 6 Apr 2018

Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14)

Rye Town Council carried out the pre-submission consultation for the draft Plan.

25 Aug 2015

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Opinion

Rother District Council provided a formal SEA Screening Opinion for the Rye Neighbourhood Plan.

4 Nov 2013

Designation of Rye Parish as a Neighbourhood Area (Regulation 7)

Rother District Council confirmed that the marked area shown on the submitted map (being that of Rye Parish) was formally designated as a Neighbourhood Area.

30 Jul 2013

Application for the designation of Rye Parish as a Neighbourhood Area (Regulation 5)

Rye Town Council submitted to Rother District Council an application for the designation of Rye Parish as a Neighbourhood Area.

This application included the following:

  • A map which identifies the area to which the area application relates
  • A statement explaining why the area is considered appropriate to be designated as a Neighbourhood Plan Area
  • A statement setting out why Rye Town Council is a relevant body for the purposes of section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
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