Welcome to Sedlescombe Parish Council


Two vacancy's have occurred on the Parish Council following the resignation of John Page and John Parsons.
As no poll has been demanded, the Parish Council is now inviting written applications from qualified persons who would like to fill a vacancy. The term expires in May 2019.

A candidate must be:-
A qualifying Commonwealth Citizen or a Euro national aged at least 18 years.

A candidate must not be:-
1. A bankrupt or has been found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices or has been responsible for incurring unlawful expenditure and the court orders disqualification or within 5 years before election has been convicted of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment of at least 3 months without the option of a fine.

Candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria:-
2. On the electoral register for Sedlescombe parish.
3. During the whole of the preceding 12 months, have occupied as owner or tenant land or premises in Sedlescombe parish.
4. During the whole of the preceding 12 months have their principal or only place of work in Sedlescombe parish.
5. During the whole of the preceding 12 months have resided in the parish or within three miles of it.

Further details about the work of a parish council can be viewed on this website by clicking on “Find out about the Parish Council” on the left hand side of the Home Page.
The Parish Clerk on 075 310 654 69
or any councillor will be pleased to answer any questions.

If you would like to apply to fill the above vacancy an application form can be obtained by
Contacting The Parish Clerk, April Cottage, Church Road, Catsfield, East Sussex. TN33 9DP Tel: 075 310 654 69
Clicking HERE to download a form

Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan

For further information please visit Rother District Council's Website via this LINK

The Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan is being developed by Sedlescombe Parish Council in order to guide development in the Parish until 2028, in line with the adopted Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.

Consultation starts
9am Monday 28th November 2016

Sedlescombe Parish Council has submitted the Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents, including the Strategic Environmental Assessment, to Rother District Council in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Rother District Council is carrying out formal public consultation on the submitted Plan, in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
The consultation runs from 9am Monday 28th November 2016 until 5pm Monday 23rd January 2017.

Consultation Documents

You can view and download all of the consultation documents by clicking on the links below:

  1.  Copy of the Public Notice
  2.  Submission Version Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan
  3.  Strategic Environmental Assessment
  4.  State of the Parish Report
    4.a. State of the Parish Report appendices  
  5.  Basic Conditions Statement
  6.  Consultation Statement
  7.  Site Assessments Report 
  8.  Local Green Space Report

Alternatively the documents of the publication material are available to view at the following locations:

  • Sedlescombe Village Post Office and Store, The Green, Sedlescombe (6am - 6pm Mon to Sat; 8.30am to 12.30pm Sun)  
  • Rother District Council Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JX (8.30am - 5.00pm Mon, Tues, Thurs; 9.30am - 5.00pm Wed; 8.30 - 4.30pm Fri)  
  • Battle Community Help Point, 6 Market Square, Battle, TN33 0XB  (8.30am - 4.30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; 10.00am - 4.30pm Wed)  
  • Rye Community Help Point, 30a High Street, Rye, TN31 7JG (10am - 5pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs; 10am - 4.30pm Fri; closed on Wed)


How can I submit my comments?

Any person or organisation may make a representation on the documents. Representations should be submitted using the proper form which can be downloaded from the Council's website (via the link below) or obtained at the deposit points (listed above). Representations may be sent
by email to: or
by post to the: Service Manager - Strategy and Planning, Consultation on Submission Draft Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan, Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3JX.

All representations must be received by the Council no later than 5pm on Monday 23 January 2017. Any submissions received after this deadline cannot be considered.

The Representation form can be downloaded here (PDF) or here (Word)

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), you can request to be notified of the Council's decision to 'make' the plan once an examination and referendum has taken place. Please tick the relevant box on the on the representation form.

What happens next?

Following the consultation period, the Council will collate the responses and submit them to an appointed independent examiner for the document to be examined. Details of the Examination will follow shortly.

Development and progress to date

For further information on the development of the Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan, including the previous submission and Examiner's report, please visit the Sedlescombe Neighbourhood Plan Development page.