The Rye Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) forms part of the Development Plan for Rother District and is used when determining planning applications within the designated Neighbourhood Area of Rye Parish.


8 Jul 2019

Adoption of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 19)

The Rye Neighbourhood Plan was made by Rother District Council at Full Council.

27 Jun 2019

Referendum on the Adoption of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan

Residents of Rye Parish voted 677 to 109 in favour of adopting the modified Plan.

17 May 2019

Decision to go to Referendum (Regulation 18, 2)

Rother District Council decided to take the Rye Neighbourhood Plan to Referendum.

The Appendices referred to in the Report in support of Executive Decision are:

  • Appendix 1: The Rye NP Examination Report (16 Apr 2019) below
  • Appendix 2: The Rye Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2028 – Referendum Version (10 May 2019) above
  • Appendix 3: The Rye NP Schedule of Modifications (10 May 2019) above
16 Apr 2019

Publication of the Examiners Report (Regulation 18, 1)

The Examiner produced the Report in which modifications were recommended that would enable the Plan to proceed to Referendum.

29 Jan – 16 Apr 2019

Examination of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 17)John Slater was appointed to undertake an independent Examination of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan and was sent the Plan, along with the supporting documents and representations.

16 Nov 2018
– 11 Jan 2019

Publicity and Representation Period (Regulation 16)

Rother District Council carried out the publicity and representation period for the Rye Neighbourhood Plan.

All duly made representations have been collated into the following document.

27 Oct 2018

Submission of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 15)

Rye Town Council submitted the Rye Neighbourhood Plan to Rother District Council.

Additional Documents:

23 Feb – 6 Apr 2018

Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14)

Rye Town Council carried out the pre-submission consultation for the draft Plan.

  • Rye Neighbourhood Plan pre-submission documents
25 Aug 2015

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Opinion

Rother District Council provided a formal SEA Screening Opinion for the Rye Neighbourhood Plan.

4 Nov 2013

Designation of Rye Parish as a Neighbourhood Area (Regulation 7)

Rother District Council confirmed that the marked area shown on the submitted map (being that of Rye Parish) was formally designated as a Neighbourhood Area.

30 Jul 2013

Application for the designation of Rye Parish as a Neighbourhood Area (Regulation 5)

Rye Town Council submitted to Rother District Council an application for the designation of Rye Parish as a Neighbourhood Area.

This application included the following:

  • A map which identifies the area to which the area application relates
  • A statement explaining why the area is considered appropriate to be designated as a Neighbourhood Plan Area
  • A statement setting out why Rye Town Council is a relevant body for the purposes of section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990