After being allocated for development for many years, construction on the Blackfriars site began in Spring 2022 with Breheny Civil Engineering being responsible for delivering a new spine road through the development connecting Harrier Lane and The Spinney.

Much of the infrastructure work undertaken by Breheny has been made possible through the award of Homes England funding to the Council from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. The site is being developed in phases and the current programme is expected to complete during 2026. The new scheme will provide 200 new homes with a mixture of houses and maisonettes available for sale and rent.

Rother DC Housing Company has continued to review options to improve efficiencies and design improvement across the housing scheme. The aim of these improvements is to increase the efficiency of the homes on the site without compromising the quality of those homes or the overall development. The improvements will, for example, provide a better mix of house types better suited to the market, allowing more people to be housed in the development once completed. Public amenity space and greenery will remain a key priority throughout the scheme.

Before we finalise the design changes and submit a planning submission, we want to consult our proposed plans to gain valuable feedback from the local community.

Rother DC Housing Company is hosting a drop in consultation event on Friday 9 June 2023 at Battle Memorial Hall, 81 High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AQ from 3:30 – 7pm.

At this public consultation event there will be information boards displaying the updated plans and feedback forms will be available for you to have your say. Members of the project team will also be on hand to answer any queries you may have. For more information about the scheme including and ongoing activity on site, please refer to our monthly updates page. You can also find more information via our FAQ’s pages.

Planning Decisions

More information on the planned development can be found within the planning documents on Rother District Council’s Planning Portal.

The Outline Planning Approval (including full planning permission for the road) can be found under Ref.No. RR/2019/604/P.

The (former) Reserved Matters Planning Approval can be found under planning reference RR/2020/2307/P and s73 planning application (ref RR/2022/1330/P) approved by Rother District Council in October 2022.

Please note the above reserved matters and s73 planning application relating to the housing scheme will be superseded by a new planning application containing the new housing scheme proposals to be consulted on this month, and to be formally submitted by summer of this year.


If you have any queries about the current ongoing works to the road construction and site wide work, please contact Breheny Civil Engineering Site Agent, Mr Harayshan Pirabaharan in the first instance on 07399 528626.

For any queries about the housing scheme please contact

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