Planning Correspondence

Some of our correspondence with Rother District Council over recent months on significant heritage applications and other planning related matters. We encourage others to also submit their own comments to Rother’s Planning Department.

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June 2019

RR/2019/430/P – Drill Hall, Down Road, TN39 4HS

Summary: Outline application, leisure centre, housing and hotel, including demolition of Drill Hall. Letter to leader of council, requesting retention of the front section of the Drill Hall and interim response, final response not received application undetermined.
Position: Unresolved
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April 2019

Beulah Baptist Church Buckhurst Road & Down Cottage Collington Lane East

Summary: Letter to head of services (Tim Hickling) part of continuing correspondence requesting building preservation notice and listing.
Position: Unresolved
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Possible residential development Cemetery Lodge

Summary: Letter to RDC regarding security measures at the Cemetery Lodge with reminder of previous correspondence from BH. No acknowledgement or response.
Position: Unresolved

February 2019

RR/2018/3127/P – Clavering Walk, Cooden

Summary: Outline application up to 85 dwellings. Objection on grounds of likely damage to Cooden Moat, a scheduled ancient monument, adjacent to site. RDC awaiting further information from applicant and consultees.
Position: Unresolved

January 2019

Public Realm Strategic Framework

Summary: A letter in response to RDC public consultation – we criticised lack of any vision or guidance on East Parade and Listed seafront shelters. Interim repairs currently being carried out (http://www.rother.gov.uk/publicrealm2019).
Position: Unresolved

December 2018

RR/2018/2966/P – Bexhill Cemetery, Turkey Road, TN39 5HT

Summary: New access in St.Marys Lane to serve residential development in the avenue and at Cemetery Lodge. BH restated its opposition to any developments in the avenue, and its support for the retention of Cemetery Lodge. It sought a condition preventing development in the the avenue.
Position: Approved without condition

Development And Site Allocations Local Plan

Summary: 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 (http://www.rother.gov.uk/dasa).

RR/2018/2966/P – The Sussex Hotel, London Road, TN39 3LE

Summary: Extensions to existing hotel accommodation. Objection on grounds of damage to character of heritage building.
Position: Refused

RR/2018/2150/P – 30 & 32 Dorset Road, TN40 1SH

Summary: Demolition of semi-detached house, redevelopment of builder’s yard with flats. BH objection to demolition of Victorian house.
Position: Refused

RR/2018/2876/P – 40-42 Cooden Sea Road, TN39 4SL

Summary: Alter and extend with first and second floor additions, the existing building from 1No. retail unit and 1No. flat to 3No. commercial units and 6No. additional flats. Over development detrimental to appearance of central area of Little Common, set back of top-floor inadequate and crude, elevations not properly developed.
Position: Approved

November 2018

RR/2018/2141/P – 26 Collington Avenue, TN39 3QA

Summary: Demolition of existing detached dwellinghouse. Erection of new four storey apartment building comprising 7 No. two bedroom apartments and 7 No. one bedroom apartments. BH objection on grounds of damage to character of area.
Position: Withdrawn

October 2018

RR/2018/2115/P – 5 & 7 Marina, TN40 1DA

Summary: Conversion and change of use of ground floor cafe into 3 No.flats (two within No.5 and one at No.7) including reinstatement of party wall. Additional flat in new roof to No.5 with front balcony. Other associated changes to front elevation. BH objection on grounds of inappropriate design and loss of heritage features.
Position: Refused, new application with no significant alterations to front of building approved.

RR/2018/2307/P – Wellington Place, Terminus Road, TN39 3LR

Summary: Objection drawings inadequate and lacking in detail to properly access important site along side a principal road to town centre.
Position: Withdrawn

RR/2018/2333/P – Wellington Place, Terminus Road, TN39 3LR

Summary: Object plans inadequate for important prominent site and not related to adjacent site.
Position: Withdrawn

August 2018

Heritage Lottery Funding: East Parade

Summary: Rother District Council funding application to conserve the four shelters.

RR/2018/900/P – Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, TN39 3PD

Summary: Variation of condition 2 imposed on RR/2014/1670/P : approved plans amended to ‘as built’ on site. Second floor extension originally approved before BH existed. BH extremely concerned that heritage features not respected and approved plans not adhered to.
Position: Approved
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RR/2018/1815/P – Bexhill Sea Angling Club, De La Warr Parade, TN40 1AY

Summary: Demolition of existing building and construction of wooden replacement incorporating toilet and kiosk. Bexhill Heritage sought a more imaginative design and requested withdrawal of the application, the application was approved but the permission has not been issued.
Position: Unresolved

RR/2018/1857/P – 40-42 Cooden Sea Road, TN39 4SL

Summary: Alter and extend with first and second floor additions, the existing building from 1No. retail unit and 1No. flat to 3No. commercial units and 6No. additional flats. BH objection on grounds of over development, out-of-character with village scene.
Position: Withdrawn

March 2018

Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) – Beachy Head East

Summary: Recommendation to Huw Merriman MP to make Beachy Head East a Marine Conservation Zone (http://www.beachyheadeast.org/).

RR/2017/1705/P – Spindlewood Drive – Land off

Summary: Outline application for residential development, circa 160 dwellings with all matters other than access reserved. BH objection on grounds of adverse effect on setting of listed buildings and demolition of entrance wall and gate piers on Barnhorn Road.
Position: Unresolved – to be next considered at Planning Committee in June
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February 2018

RR/2017/2452/P – 11 Ellerslie Lane, Moleynes Mead, TN39 4LJ

Summary: Redevelopment of land with 24no. unit residential development including new access road, associated parking and external amenity areas.
Position: Unresolved
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RR/2018/273/P – St Andrew’s Church, Wickham Avenue, TN39 3EN

Summary: Conversion of redundant church building into 11 flats including external alterations and erection of bin store and bike/external store building.
Position: Approved

January 2018

RR/2017/2552/P – 10-12 Egerton Road, TN39 3HH

Summary: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 52 bed hotel with basement car parking.
Position: Refused