Please read before submitting your email to Planning


Please read before submitting your email to Planning

If your email relates to any of the matters listed below the following procedures will apply:


Please note we no longer have the resources to carry out the necessary research required to be able to offer informal planning advice relating to specific proposals.

The Government's "Planning Portal" website at   provides information and some interactive tools which may help you to find out if planning permission is required.

If you require a formal determination as to whether planning permission or listed building consent is required for your proposal you will need to submit an application for either a Certificate of Lawful Development - Proposed use or a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building  as appropriate.

The relevant application forms are available to download


The Council offers a chargeable Pre-application Advice Service which is designed to provide consistent, quality advice on proposed developments.

Further details relating to pre application advice

You can download a PDF copy of the Pre Application Guidance Notes which explain the procedures and requirements for pre application planning advice together with the appropriate fees.


If you wish to submit a complaint regarding unauthorised works to land and/or buildings please use the following link 


Rother District Council will publish any comments on planning applications on its website, including any personal information (such as a telephone number) contained within it. It does not accept 'confidential' comments. By sending your comments you confirm that you agree to this and accept legal responsibility for your comments.

Submitted comments must contain the name and address of sender but personal details such as signature, telephone number etc are not essential. The Council reserves the right to remove any comments which in the opinion of the Council are deemed to be potentially libelous, defamatory, threatening, abusive or likely to incite racial hatred.

No acknowledgement will be sent  on the receipt of any comments or request to withdraw comments.

Comments on planning applications may be viewed at

If the information above still does not answer your enquiry please email:

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