Rye Town Council


Click here for upcoming/recent planning applications and the Council’s comments

Although the Planning Authority for Rye, Rother District Council (RDC) is responsible for determining whether local planning applications should be approved, the Town Council is notified of these applications in order to submit comments.

The Town Council will occasionally make its views known on applications falling outside the parish boundary if approval could have a detrimental impact on the town or its inhabitants - for example, if an application to extend the operating hours of a business within the Rye Harbour Employment Area (Icklesham Parish) could result in a greater number of HGV movements through Rye at night.

Details of upcoming planning applications can be found here, under ‘Public Notices’ in the Rye Observer, or on RDC’s Planning web pages at www.rother.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=108. You can also use the RDC site to search for recent decisions and the planning histories of properties within the Rother District – as well as to obtain guidance on planning control and building regulations.

Plans associated with applications may be downloaded from the RDC web site or viewed at Rye Town Hall (Mon-Thurs, 9am-1pm – or by appointment).

Anyone can submit comments on planning applications but they must reach the Planning Authority’s Head of Planning (Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill in Sea TN39 3JX e planning@rother.gov.uk) within the 21-day consultation period.

You are welcome to contact us with your views on applications or even speak at one of our Planning & Townscape Committee meetings.

Please note that the Planning Authority does not provide the Town Council with copies of any planning objections/comments made directly to it. If you wish Town Councillors to be aware of your submission you will need to give a copy to the Town Clerk at the earliest opportunity.