Local Plans are vital in balancing our desire to develop the areas where we live and work with ensuring the surrounding environment isn’t negatively affected for everyone. It includes considering the sustainable needs of future communities.

The current Local Plan for Rother district covers the period 2011 to 2028. It forms the Council’s Development Plan. The Development Plan also consists of some saved policies from the Rother District Local Plan 2006, the Waste and Minerals Local Plan and Made Neighbourhood Plans, setting the planning policies under which development management decisions are taken.

The Local Plan is essentially composed of two parts. These are the;

The Council is currently working on a Local Plan Review.

Local Plan Core Strategy

The Core Strategy is the key planning policy document within the Local Plan and sets the overall vision and objectives for development in the district up to 2028. It includes policies relating to the scale and distribution of development across Rother’s towns and rural areas, as well as other ‘core policies’ that address key issues facing the district, such as sustainable resource management, community development, housing, the economy, the environment and transport. It was adopted by Full Council on 29 September 2014.

The Core Strategy does not allocate specific sites for development. Development policies and site allocation policies have been adopted in the second part of the Local Plan, the Development and Site Allocations Local Plan.

Development and Site Allocations Local Plan

The Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan allocates sites for particular uses as well as setting out more detailed policies for the effective management of development in relation to key issues. It implements the development strategy and core policies set out in the Core Strategy. It was adopted by Full Council on 16 December 2019.

The DaSA does not include housing allocations in areas that have made, or are preparing, Neighbourhood Plans. Further details are available on the Neighbourhood Planning pages.

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