The parish council (PC) is not a planning authority and therefore does not make final decisions on planning applications. However, Rother District Council, as the local Planning Authority, notifies the PC of all planning applications relating to our parish and invites our comments. RDC welcomes and respects the local perspective of the PC and our comments are taken into account. However, this does not always mean there will be agreement and conflicting views between the PC and a Planning Officer may result in an application being 'called in' to be decided by the Rother District Council Planning Committee (instead of the Planning Officer).
The PC is also able to comment on any application made within the district.
The Parish Council has a Planning Committee with delegated authority to consider and comment on planning applications, as notified to us by Rother District Council via a weekly list. The Planning Committee meets monthly, on the first Thursday of the month in the Youth Centre, at 7.30pm. The meetings are open to the public, who are welcome to attend and can speak on applications on the agenda at the start of the meeting. Members of the Planning committee cab be seen on the Councillors page. The Planning Committee is clerked by the Assistant Clerk.