Please note fees are applicable for providing information relating to the following:


*Planning history including information relating to planning constraints such as Conservation Area, Article 4 directions, Tree Preservation Orders


Confirmation of other planning constraints such as whether ‘permitted development’ rights have been removed


Confirmation of the ‘Approved Use’ of a property/site


If you wish to pursue your enquiry through our planning information scheme you can download the enquiry form and submit together with a cheque payable to Rother District Council to:

Rother District Council
Planning Division
Town Hall
East Sussex
TN39 3JX

* Alternatively you may wish to submit a personal search for which there is no fee via our Land Charges register. Please note that details of a personal search will need to be collected from our Town Hall offices – we are not able to email or post this to you.

Further Planning Information

Local Plan

The Rother District Local Plan Core Strategy and Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan provide the basis for determining planning applications. The Core Strategy sets the overall vision for future land use and provides the framework for the scale and distribution of development up to 2028. The DaSA 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 does not include housing allocations in designated Neighbourhood Plan Areas. Further details are available on the Neighbourhood Plans page.

Listed Buildings and The National Heritage List for England

The National Heritage List for England is a searchable database of all nationally designated heritage assets including Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks and Gardens, Registered Battlefields and Protected Wreck Sites.

Conservation Area Maps

Conservation Areas are defined as areas of special architectural or historic interest the character of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

Natural England

Natural England are the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. They help to protect and restore our natural world.


Find out further information about the 3 types of application or notification for telecommunications installations.

Article 4 Directions

An Article 4 Direction is made by the Council, as the local planning authority, to restrict certain development or a change of use of premises that would ordinarily be a permitted development not requiring a planning application.


Find information regarding agricultural development.

Environment Agency Flood Information

The Environment Agency’s website has local flood information and other flooding advice.

Footpath diversions

Applications can be made for amendments to the rights of way network by creating, diverting or stopping-up a right of way.

Adopted Roads

Further information regarding adopted roads in Rother, can be found on the East Sussex County Council website by clicking the button below.

Payphone Removal Consultations

BT has indicated that overall use of payphones has declined by over 90% in the last decade and the need to provide payphones for use in emergency situations is diminishing all the time with at least 98 per cent of the UK having either 3G or 4G coverage.

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