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 Council Local Plan sets out the vision and strategy for land use and development in Rother District. It includes specific planning policies and proposals that will be applied to manage development and change up to 2011. Further information and to view the interactive version of the Local Plan.

Listed Buildings and The National Heritage List for England

Search the The National Heritage List for England. The List 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

You can find Natural England Advice and Information

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

Find out local flood information and search maps from the Environment Agency

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

For further information regarding adopted roads in Rother, search the East Sussex County Council website

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.