Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan


Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan

This Plan allocates sites for particular uses as well as setting out more detailed policies for the effective management of development in relation to key issues.


The DaSA implements the development strategy and core policies set out in the Core Strategy.

The 'Proposed Submission' Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan has been published for a 6 week public representation period, commencing at 8.30am Friday 26 October until 4.30pm Friday 7 December 2018.

The DaSA Local Plan has been placed on deposit along with its accompanying Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Report and are available to view and download below. Representations can be made via the Council's web-based consultation system here.

They are also available for public inspection, during normal working hours, at the following deposit points until Friday 7 December 2018:

  • Rother District Council Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JX
  • Rye Help Point, 30a High Street, Rye, TN31 7JG
  • Battle Library, 7 Market Square, Battle, TN33 0XB

The DaSA is supported by a number of background documents, which are available to download on the Background Evidence pages and under Downloads below.

The DaSA does not include housing allocations in designated Neighbourhood Plan Areas. Further details are available on the Neighbourhood Plans page.


Making representations on the DaSA (including its Sustainability Appraisal)

All representations must be received by the Council no later than 4.30pm on Friday 7 December 2018. Any submissions received after this deadline cannot be considered.

Guidance on making representations is available on the Proposed Submission DaSA Local Plan - Guidance Notes for making Representations page.


Next steps

In January 2019, following the conclusion of the public representation period, the Council will submit the DaSA Local Plan along with supporting documents and the representations received to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on behalf of the Secretary of State.

The timings of the examination will be determined by the Planning Inspectorate. The Council's website will be updated when information is received.

During the examination a Planning Inspector will assess whether the DaSA Local Plan has been prepared in line with the relevant legal requirements (including the duty to cooperate) and whether it meets the tests of 'soundness' contained in the National Planning Policy Framework.

The examination will include a public hearing, or "oral examination". There is a section on the representation form which allows you to indicate whether or not you would like to participate at the examination hearings. Please remember it is the Inspector who decides who is heard at the examination.



Background Evidence Documents


Purchasing hard copies of the documents

To purchase a physical copy of the Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) documents, please click the button below to be redirected to our Online Payments Service.

Purchase a physical copy of DaSA documents


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