COVID-19 – Strategy & Planning Service Update

In compliance with current Government advice in relation to Coronavirus Rother District Council Strategy & Planning Service will be implementing the following measures in order to maintain an effective planning service.

In an attempt to limit exposure to COVID-19 all planning staff will be working remotely and there will be no face to face contact until further notice.

If anyone wishes to submit a planning application then it is strongly advised that this is done via the Planning Portal or emailed directly to 

Any representations in relation to planning applications/notifications should be submitted via the on line comment facility at Rother District Council – Comments on planning applications  or alternatively sent via email to

Please note that every effort should be made to avoid submitting anything to the planning department in paper during this time as we cannot guarantee timescales for receipt or the processing of the information.

Download a paper planning application form and guidance notes

How do I apply for Planning Permission? The quickest and easiest way to make an application is to submit an online planning application. Alternatively you can download the appropriate paper application form below. If you apply using a paper copy we will require one copy of all forms and plans. Please…

Submit an Online Planning Application

The quickest and easiest way to make an application is to apply online via The Planning Portal. Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, upload supporting documents and pay fees online.