PLANNING is a very important part of the Parish Council's work. Although, to date, the Parish Council cannot make decisions, it can influence, through plans and comments, building development in the parish. This is particularly true since the Parish Council decided in February 2013 to undertake a limited Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan.
Regarding planning applications, Rother District Council must take Parish Council comments into account when determining the application. Parish councillors have adopted a Planning Policy and inspect every site where there is a planning application in the parish prior to Planning Committee Meetings. All Meetings are open to the public who, at the Chairman's discretion, may speak on matters on the agendas.
There are many policy documents which guide the Planners at Rother District Council. These can be viewed in detail by clicking the "Rother Planning" button above. The Plan currently being used to guide planning application decisions is known as the Local Plan 2006. Work is currently in hand on the Local Plan 2011-2028.
The Government maintains a detailed online planning and building regulations resource. It is often possible to find the answers to questions on planning by looking at this website.