Have your say on the Neighbourhood Plan for Battle Civil Parish

PEOPLE in Battle are being given one further opportunity to help shape the future of the parish.

Battle Town Council has submitted a final version of its Neighbourhood Plan to Rother District Council for formal consultation.

Residents, landowners, local organisations, developers and other interested parties are being encouraged to take part in an eight-week consultation on the plan which launches on Friday, December 4, 2020.

Representations made during the consultation will be passed to an independent examiner who will make recommendations on whether the plan should progress to a local referendum.

If it passes that stage, the plan would become part of the district’s statutory development plan and be a key document against which planning applications in the parish are decided.

Councillor Jonathan Vine-Hall, Rother District Council cabinet member for strategic planning, said: “The Neighbourhood Plan is an important document which will shape how Battle develops in the future.’’

“I encourage people in Battle to look at the Plan and take part in this consultation to ensure their views are taken into account by the examiner.”

Copies of the plan and supporting documents can be viewed online from Friday, December 4 at https://www.rother.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning/made-neighbourhood-plans/

People can make their views known by submitting a representation form which can be downloaded from the website from December 4 or by emailing battlenp.reps@rother.gov.uk  

All representations must be received by the council no later than 4.30pm on Friday, January 29, 2021. Full details of how to submit the forms are set out on the council’s website.

Published: 1st December 2020

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