Pett Parish Council is a consultee on all planning applications for building work located within the parish whilst the District Council makes the decision to grant or refuse planning permission. Parish Councillors will take time to consider each application from the view point of the parish as a whole and will decide whether to make any comments at its ordinary public meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month at the village hall (or see the calendar for dates). When considering large, detailed or more complicated applications as well as applications that require consideration before the next full council meeting, the council may hold an additional meeting to consider the application alone. These will be well advertised.

Rother District Council Planning department is charged with providing a long term plan to provide new homes and commercial premises with the required infrastructure. The current plan and the proposed areas and numbers of commercial premises and residential homes is publicly available on the Rother District Council Website. click here for information on district wide policies.

At a more local level, members of the public are welcome to make comments on local applications during the public session or open forum section of the council meeting. Should you not be able to attend the meeting, then please contact one of the councillors to brief them of any comments.

Applicants are also welcome to attend council meetings and advise the council of any points they wish to highlight during the public session. Members of the council may take the opportunity to seek answers from the applicant.

Application details that will be discussed at Parish Council Meetings are available on the meeting agenda available from this website.

Planning officers will only consider comments based on genuine planning considerations i.e. they must be related to the development and use of land in the public interest –  see here for information on material considerations

Residents can be alerted to applications in the parish by signing up to the Rother Alerts (Sign up here ). My Alerts email also contains information specific to your property and surrounding area such as a reminder of your next bin collection and useful news and events in the Rother area.

Information on trees, hedges, how to make a complaint, whether you need planning permission, the planning portal and much more can be obtained from your local planning authority. ( Planning Information )