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There is a formal pre-submission public consultation on the draft Battle Civil Parish Neighbourhood Plan - this will begin on 20.01.20 for a period of six weeks - ending at 5.00pm on 01.03.20.
The draft Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be seen on the following website -

Click on the link below to see full details about inspecting the draft plan (off-line), drop-in sessions, emailing the Battle Town Clerk, also details on how to make comments.
Details - Battle Civil Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Rother District Council is consulting on its budget for 2020-21 and has to find over £3M in savings.
They would like to hear your response on the options to change how their services are delivered as this work will be delivering a substantial part of their proposed savings.  The consultation is open until 31.01.20.
Click on the link below to have your say -

ESCC is carrying out a review of their Rights of Way Improvement Plan, they have a duty to review the plan every ten years.
Information on the current Rights of Way Improvement Plan is available on the link below.

ESCC would like to gather your views on how they can develop their new plan and have the following questions for your consideration.
1.  What do you think is good about access to the East Sussex countryside?
2.  How do you think ESCC could improve access to the countryside and what are the barriers?
3.  What do you think ESCC should be trying to achieve over the next 10 years for countryside access in East Sussex?

If you have any views on the above questions, please can you send your response by 04.07.19 to



Click on the link below to take part in the consultation on Rother District Council's Development and Site Allocation (DaSA) Local Plan.

Rother District Council is consulting in preparation for its budget for 2018.  You are invited to take part.  This consultation is open until 05.01.18.
Click on the link below for details and links.
Have Your Say on 2018 Council Budget and Council Tax

From John Barnes - East Sussex County Councillor 
We need as many people as possible to answer this, making it quite clear that as constructed the formula systematically disadvantages rural schools.  Any who finds difficulty in filling the consultation in should write to the Secretary of State, Justine Greening, and make the point, copying our MP, Huw Merriman.  It would be good if an online petition could be organised.  If you want to be constructive - suggest that the sparsity factor needs to be paralleled by a rurality factor.  Otherwise, small rural primary schools faced with this and the apprenticeship levy will face closure and small secondaries will have to cut staff.  This needs to go to parents across all parishes.
Link to consultation is

Letters from Robertsbridge Community College and West Sussex, East Sussex, Essex and Cornwall to Huw Merriman MP

LKG to Huw Merriman



Rother District Council's Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan is out for consultation until 20.02.17.
There are no sites allocated for Mountfield.
Click on the link below to see details, which has a link to the full plan on-line.

Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan