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 – Is a document that allocates sites for particular uses in line with the Core Strategy, as well as set out more detailed policies.

The DaSA Local Plan was adopted by Full Council on 16 December 2019, having been found sound by the Inspector appointed to oversee the public examination process, subject to the inclusion of the Main Modifications and changes to Policies Maps as set out in the Appendix to his report.

The DaSA Local Plan now forms part of the statutory Development Plan for the District and will be used in the determination of all planning applications, alongside the policies of the Core Strategy (which have not been superseded by the DaSA), the saved policies in the Local Plan 2006 and the 'made' Neighbourhood Plans.

Please click here to download a copy of the DaSA.


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.