August 2013: Here is the latest newsletter from DCLG
5 September 2013 – Fourth Neighbourhood Plan (Tattenhall) ready for Referendum: “Council leader and local member councillor Mike Jones said: “Tattenhall is a village under siege from developer applications and the Neighbourhood Plan I believe will provide a framework for sustainable development.” The Neighbourhood Plan – two years in preparation – was produced by a Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group including Parish Council members, community volunteers, Cheshire Community Action, and Rural Innovation with the help of Cheshire West and Chester Council and IBI Taylor Young.
13 September – Government announcements – Communities Minister Don Foster announces new measures to bring parish powers back to the towns and cities of England.
15 September – Vice Chair RNPSG visits Sedlescombe open event. The report by Sedlescombe Parish Council is here.
24 September – Rother DC launches consultation on housing policy
26 September update from DCLG
27 September – public consultation on Rye designated planning area ends. Proposal now goes to Rother DC Cabinet for approval
29 September – following public notification of desigmated planning area positive comments exceed negative ones.
1 October – latest government guidance on Neighbourhood Planning
14 October Vice Chair RNPSG meets Executive Principal Rye College to discuss involvement in the process by students
Summer update by Communities Minister Pickles
17 October: successful public meeting at Rye College with 120 attendees; feedback is reflected elsewhere in this website
26 October impromptu meeting in High Street, Rye, Vice Chair with MP Amber Rudd and Chair of the Federation of Small Business.
29 October results of the mini survey carried out on 17 October are here
2 November table display at Rye Energy Day, Tilling Green Estate Community Centre.
4 November Good News: Rother District Council approves designated planning area.
17 November: Housing Minister in Sunday Times suggests greater powers for Neighbourhood Planners (Details on the RyeNPlan Facebook Page)
25 November: blog from CDF here.
30 November: Rye Neighbourhood Plan stand at the Transitions Rye event; 120 people attended.
1 December: 80o neighbourhoods now engaged in neighbourhood planning
18 December: news update from Planning Aid In 2013, the number of bids for neighbourhood plan (NP) area designations surpassed 840, with over 650 now designated; over 50 draft NPs have been published; 6 NPs have been successfully through referendum and 4 are in force. Roughly half of all local planning authorities in England have designated at least one area for NP.
18 January: How they did it in Thame.
6 February: good meeting with Rye Harbourmaster to discuss the common interests of the Harbour of Rye Management Plan and the RNP.
24 February: news from Planning Aid here.
1 March: MP Amber Rudd reports no positive development from her latest contacts with Tesco and Sainsburys about the logjam over the supermarket. Rother DC states a “wait and see” strategy.
5 March: Rye Town Council meeting; almost 100 attended. Rye Neighbourhood Plan update on the agenda.
13 March: News from DCLG : 1000 parishes in the system! All the latest on plans and process.
18 March: At the Rye Partnership AGM, Rye Partnership and Amicus Horizon announce that they are the preferred partner for the development of the former Tilling Green former school site. An initial proposal has been announced which will now be the subject of consultation.
23 May: latest on NP across the country HERE.
21 June: Portas thinkpiece on town centre studies HERE
30 June : latest from Planning Aid HERE
4 July: Latest in Rye Observer HERE.
24 July: Article in Rye News HERE
24 July: Latest on housing numbers in England HERE
27 July: Update from DCLG about Neighbourhood Planning HERE
28 July: RNP survey closes.
01 August: Planning Aid news HERE
01 August: High Weald development map (shows Rye) HERE
15 August: Mayor writes to respond to some ill informed comments in the local Press HERE.
3 September: Rother DC invites comments on its CIL proposals
2 October: information about developments in flood risk areas.
1 October: debate about the supermarket pullout heats up!
21 October: open day at the Rye Community Garden (off Love Lane)
28 October: Planning Advisory Service guide on CIL is HERE
30 October: News from Planning Aid HERE
31 October: Environment Agency events to publicise their future flood defence plans HERE
28 November : letter from GKA for Sainsburys: “Dear Dr Kimber and Councillor Fiddimore, Your email is timely as we are issuing an update on this matter today. As advised in September, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are no longer proceeding with food store proposals on the site and the joint land holding was offered to selected parties in the first instance. Although there has been some interest following the initial offering, Sainsbury’s and Tesco will shortly take forward full and open marketing of the site to gauge wider interest. The property agent being used to market the site is David Coleby at Mark Liell. We will provide a further update once the sale of the site has progressed. In the meantime please feel free to contact me should you require any further information. Yours sincerely, Paul Vicary. GKA”
18 December: Government encourages self build HERE
27 March 2015: news from Planning Aid HERE