Public consultation on Rye neighbourhood plan

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Residents will have a chance to have their say on the upcoming Rye neighbourhood plan in two consultation events.

The plan will help to shape the town’s future until 2028 by establishing general planning policies for where developments should go and what they should look like.

Rye Town Council is holding two events to learn more about the plan and lodge any views about it.

The first will coincide with the next Swap Shop in Tilling Green Community Centre from 9.30am to noon on Saturday (January 16).

The second will be in St Mary’s Centre, Lion Street, on Saturday, January 23.

Mayor Bernadine Fiddimore said: “ These public events are key parts of the democratic process and will be valuable opportunities for the community to make their views known.”

A steering group has been working since mid-2013 on the plan and is nearly complete.

It first has to be agreed by the community but once in place it will be statutory, meaning planners have to take full note of it.

Vice-chairman of the steering group Anthony Kimber said: “The neighbourhood plan will be a key planning document for the future.

“Once agreed by the community at Referendum, Rye will have a strategic plan to map out its future.”

A draft plan and its supporting documents are on the website:

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