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Environment

This section contains the Environmental background papers which support the Local Plan.

 

Green Spaces

Ancient Woodland

A revised Ancient Woodland Inventory was produced for Rother District in 2010. A number of maps are also available on the Ancient Woodland page.

Green Infrastructure Study

The Green Infrastructure Study is a background evidence study for the Local Plan (2011-2028). Its purpose is to draw on relevant sources to identify spaces that contribute to green infrastructure in the district and to identify potential opportunities for future green infrastructure provision.

 

Landscape Assessment

Landscape Assessment of Northeye, Bexhill (Aug 2018)

A Landscape Assessment was completed in August 2018 to assess the landscape character and quality, and capacity to redevelop Northeye (Former UAE Technical Training Project), Wartling Drive, Bexhill, in order to inform the Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan.

Landscape Assessment of Wakeham's Farm, Fairlight Cove (May 2018)

A Landscape Assessment was completed in May 2018 of land at Wakeham's Farm, Fairlight Cove, to assess the landscape character and quality, and define the relative capacity of the landscape to accommodate varying scales of development. The assessment was undertaken to inform the Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan.

Bexhill and Hastings Fringes Landscape Assessment

A Landscape Assessment was completed in March 2008 to assess the landscape character and quality of strategic development areas around Bexhill and on the western fringes of Hastings.

Market Towns and Villages Landscape Assessment

A Market Towns and Villages Landscape Assessment was completed in August 2009 to assess the landscape character and quality, and capacity to absorb development, of areas around the market towns of Battle and Rye together with a broad range of villages in Rother District.

 

Water use

Water, People, Places

This guidance outlines the process for integrating sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) into the master planning of large and small developments.

Water Efficiency Background Paper

The Water Efficiency background paper was published in December 2016 alongside the Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan Options and Preferred Options consultation.

 

Renewable Energy

Low Carbon and Renewable Potential Study

The key objectives of the study are to:

  • Provide a baseline assessment of carbon emissions arising from current and anticipated developments
  • Develop an evidence based assessment of opportunities and constraints, and therefore the potential for low carbon and renewable energy technologies within Rother
  • Identify robust policies for delivery, suitable technologies and targets, and evaluate the potential of strategic sites
  • Include key stakeholders in the study to ensure sign-up to delivery
     
  • pdf icon Low Carbon and Renewable Potential Study (Jan 2010) [4Mb]

Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Background Paper

The Renewable and Low Carbon Energy background paper was published in December 2016 alongside the Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan Options and Preferred Options consultation.

 

Other

Shoreline Management Plan

The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) and associated maps provides a large-scale assessment of the risks associated with coastal evolution and presents a policy framework to address these risks to people and the developed, historic and natural environment in a sustainable manner.

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