Planning strategies and policies

Building development in Westfield is subject to the planning strategies and policies adopted by Rother District Council, covered in the Local Plan.  Local Plans were developed over time and with full public consultation. The Rother draft plan received approval following a government inspection and was formally adopted in July 2006 for a five year period.

Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan

This document will allocate sites for particular uses in line with the Core Strategy, as well as set out more detailed policies.

The DaSA will form Part 2 of the Rother District Council's new Local Plan and develops the spatial strategies and core policies set out in the Core Strategy, which represents Part 1 of the Local Plan.  It reviews existing site allocations and development boundaries and, at this stage, puts forward options and preferred options for allocating specific areas of land for particular uses in line with the development provisions of the Core Strategy.  It also puts forward more detailed policies where these are needed to provide guidance for the effective management of development in relation to key issues.

Current Position

All comments received as part of the 'Options and Preferred Options' consultation, which was held between 12 December 2016 and 20 February 2017, are being considered and will be used to inform the next stage of the Plan. This will be the production of a 'Submission Version' which will also be subject to a further consultation period, currently planned for autumn/winter 2018. 

To view the DaSA Local Plan visit the Rother District Council website. The information relating to Westfield and proposed site allocations for the parish start on page 300 of the DaSA Plan.

Rother District Council's Planning Newsletter May 2018

Local Planning Applications

Applications submitted to the Planning Authority (PA = Rother District Council Planning Department) are always notified to the Parish Council. Westfield Parish Council considers these applications at their monthly meetings and submits comments to the PA reflecting a local viewpoint.  The decision to permit or refuse each application is made by the PA, taking into account any local representations. To view applications in Westfield visit the Rother District Council website