Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan


Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan

This Plan allocates sites for particular uses as well as setting out more detailed policies for the effective management of development in relation to key issues.

The DaSA implements the development strategy and core policies set out in the Core Strategy.

The DaSA does not include housing allocations in designated Neighbourhood Plan Areas. Further details are available on the Neighbourhood Plans page.


DaSA Local Plan: Modifications Consultation

The Council is now consulting on both the Main Modifications to the Submission version of the DaSA Local Plan (including changes to Policies Maps) and the Additional Modifications. This page includes information on both sets of modifications.

Main Modifications and changes to Policies Maps

The Council has prepared a schedule setting out the proposed Main Modifications and changes to Policies Maps that is considered necessary in order for the DaSA Local Plan to be found sound. This document, along with a Sustainability Appraisal Report Addendum and Habitats Regulations Assessment Addendum, is available to make representations on. All representations will be submitted to the Inspector.

Please note: For both consultations, this is not an opportunity to re-state previous representations, as these are already before the Inspector as part of the examination process. It should also be noted that this is also not an opportunity to raise new objections to the previous submission version of the DaSA Local Plan or to seek further changes to it.

For clarity, a Modifications Consultation version of the DaSA has been produced which includes all of the proposed Main Modifications, Additional Modifications and changes to Policies Maps. Please see below.

Additional Modifications

Additionally, as a distinct exercise which is not a part of the DaSA Local Plan Public Examination process, the Council is undertaking a separate consultation on Additional (Minor) Modifications to the DaSA Local Plan. Responses to these modifications will only be considered by the Council and not by the Inspector as they do not relate to the soundness of the plan.

Making Representations

The easiest way to make representations is through our dedicated online consultation system.

Before making your representations on the Modifications to the Proposed Submission DaSA Local Plan, we would encourage you to read the Guidance Notes for making Representations, as this explains where you can view the documents, how you can make representations, and the type of representations which can be considered at this stage.

You can also submit your representations by email to or post by using the form under Related Documents below.

All representations need to be made by 10 September 2019 at 5pm.

Please note that representations cannot be treated in confidence. Regulations require copies of all representations to be made publically available. The Council will also provide names and associated representations on its website but will not publish personal information such as telephone numbers, emails or private addresses.

What happens next?

If you made representations on a Main Modification or changes to Policies Maps, these will be passed on to the Inspector for consideration.

If you made representations on the Additional Modifications then these will be considered by the Council.

If you're having trouble viewing or gaining access to the material, please email or call 01424 787668.


DaSA Local Plan: Examination

For details about the Examination, please see the DaSA Local Plan Examination page.


DaSA Local Plan: Submission

Rother District Council has submitted the DaSA Local Plan for independent examination. A Planning Inspector, appointed by the Secretary of State, will now conduct an examination into the Plan's soundness and legal compliance. Representations made during the public consultation will be considered as part of the examination.

Full details are contained within the pdf icon Notice of Submission and Availability of Documents (Jan 2019) [124kb].

The DaSA Local Plan and supporting documents are available to view below and a full index of all documents submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (including links to the documents) is also available here: pdf icon Submission DaSA Document List [57kb].

All representations submitted during the public consultation have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (including any attachments and supplementary reports). These are available to view on the Council's Online Representation System and copies of the representations (in both Policy and Respondent order) are included within the index of documents submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

Hard copies of the DaSA Local Plan (Proposed Submission version) and supporting documents will also be available for inspection at the Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JX.


DaSA Local Plan: Supporting Documents


Purchasing hard copies of the documents

To purchase a physical copy of the Proposed Submission DaSA Local Plan documents, please click the link below to be redirected to our Online Payments Service.

Purchase a physical copy of DaSA documents


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