Consultation opens 25 February 2020 and is open to 5pm on 18 May 2020 (12 weeks).

Draft Environment Strategy for Rother 2020 – 2030

In September 2019, Rother District Council declared a climate emergency and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Since then work has been underway to develop a draft Environment Strategy and action plan, which sets out how we will deliver on our commitment to reach this target and reduce our impact on the environment.

Climate change is an issue that affects each and every one of us and it is vital that we all play a part in addressing it.  Our plans are ambitious.  It is clear we cannot reach our targets without support from the Government and without taking a co-ordinated approach, working closely with district leaders and stakeholder partners.

The following priority areas have been identified:

  1. Becoming a smart digital district
  2. Green Economy
  3. Improving air quality
  4. Dealing with waste in more sustainable way
  5. Sustainable energy production
  6. Protecting biodiversity
  7. Construction and existing buildings
  8. Environmentally friendly council

Residents and businesses are now being asked for their views on the strategy.  These will be considered by councillors when they make their final decision on the document at full Council in September 2020.

To allow you to make an informed response we would encourage you to read the:

Please note the previously advertised public events have been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will update in due course if these events can be rescheduled.

How To Have Your Say

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If you have any questions about this consultation please email

If you want to send us more evidence, longer responses or detailed ideas please email

The Environment Strategy consultation closes on 18 May 2020.

Tree Planting in Rother

As part of the strategy, we have launched an initiative to increase the number of trees within our district.  For more information, please see: