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 final plan includes locations and numbers of homes/buildings across Rother District. The final public consultation opened on the 26th October and runs to 7th December. Please see the attached letter regarding notification of a six week period for representations on the Proposed Submission Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan and its accompanying Sustainability Appraisal here.  The documents can be viewed online at Comments received after the 7th December will not be included.

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.

Current applications being consider are as follows: None

Previous applications

RR/2018/2069/P The Smuggler, Pett Level Road – The demolition of existing public house and erection of two detached houses. Residents can see details and make your own comment (representation) on the application here . Last date to comment 30th October.

RR/2018/2484/P Clonette, Pett Level Road – Demolition of existing two storey property and single outbuilding. Erection of 2 no. three storey dwellings and 2 no. single storey annex studio buildings and landscaping works. Residents can see details and make your own comment (representation) on the application here . Last date to comment 1st November.

RR/2018/2630/P Calroust, Chick Hill – Side extension. Residents can see details and make your own comment (representation) on the application here  Last date to comment 5th November.

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 info. 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 )