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.

Terms and Conditions of use

To view online planning applications, please read the Terms and Conditions below

The plans, drawings and material have been submitted to Rother District Council in order to apply for planning permission. They are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988). They are being made available to be viewed for consultation purposes only. Copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner (for example, the applicants or their agent).

Rother District Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for and disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of the information provided.

All electronic documents are in Adobe Acrobat Format. You will require Adobe Reader version 7 or above to view the applications and plans. This can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

Making comments on applications:

Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Rother District Council will publish any response to this notification on its website. It does not accept ‘confidential’ comments. By sending your comments you confirm that you agree to this and accept legal responsibility for your comments.

Submitted comments must contain the name and address of sender but personal details such as signature, telephone number and so on, are not essential and therefore will be redacted. The Council reserves the right to reject any comments which in its opinion contains comments that are deemed to be potentially libellous, defamatory, threatening, abusive or contravenes the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

No acknowledgement will be sent but all comments may be viewed online. Please note that once an application is determined, any comments made on that application will be removed from the website only.

To view the full privacy notice for planning applications please click here.

I have read the Terms and Conditions described above and agree to abide by them whilst using the online planning service: