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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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 former leader of council, and letter to current leader of council requesting retention of the front section of the Drill Hall and interim response, final response received, council not prepared to accede to request.
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Beulah Baptist Church Buckhurst Road & Down Cottage Collington Lane East
Possible residential development Cemetery Lodge
Summary: Letter to RDC regarding security measures at the Cemetery Lodge with reminder of previous correspondence from BH. Several reminders sent, still no acknowledgement or response.
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.
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).
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
RR/2018/2150/P – 30 & 32 Dorset Road, TN40 1SH
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.
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.
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
RR/2018/2333/P – Wellington Place, Terminus Road, TN39 3LR
Heritage Lottery Funding: East Parade
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.
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.
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.
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