The Inquiry is being held as a virtual event run by the Planning Inspector in the normal way but with the parties invited to join via Microsoft Teams (or by telephone link for anyone without access to the internet).

The Inquiry opened at 10:00 am on Thursday 1st December and then took place on Friday 2nd December, with the remainder taking place on Tuesday 13th December and Wednesday 14th December.

Anyone wishing to attend the inquiry must make that interest known to Rother District Council by emailing your details to or telephone on 01424 787659 as soon as possible.

If you feel that taking part in the Inquiry is right for you in whatever capacity, you can participate in a number of ways:

  • To take part using video, participants will need to have access to Microsoft Teams (via an app or web browser). This link gives further information on how to use this: Alternatively, you can take part by telephone. Calls would be to an 020 number which will incur a charge.
  • If you just wish to observe the event, you should make that clear in your response.
  • If you wish to take an active part in the proceedings, please make clear in your response whether you wish only to appear at the Inquiry and make a statement, or whether you would also wish to ask questions on particular topics. If you want to take an active part but feel unable to for any reason, and/or the points you want to make are not covered in the evidence of others, consider whether someone else could raise them on your behalf.

Registered participants in whatever capacity will receive individual joining instructions.

You should note that the event may be recorded by the Planning Inspectorate for training and quality assurance purposes.

You can find details of the original planning application from our website below:

OrigInal planning application reference RR/2021/1656/P

Full details of all the documents for the planning appeal public Inquiry can be found by clicking on the relevant heading below.

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