SPILSTEAD FARM AIRSTRIP, STREAM LANE, SEDLESCOMBE

 

  1. On 19/02/2009, under RR/2009/17/P, temporary planning permission was granted to "continue use of land as an airstrip without complying with temporary condition imposed on planning permission RR/98/1323/P". This permission expires 28/02/2019. The use has been restricted to Mr W Cole.

  2. Detailsof apparent breaches of the protocol attached to the planning permission are forwarded to Rother's Enforcement Officer by Whatlington and Sedlescombe Parish Councils. Copies of the appropriate letters/e-mails can be seen as follows:
    1. 21/02/09, 12:00, reported by Whatlington Parish Council
    2. 06/03/09, 11:10, reported by Whatlington Parish Council
    3. 06/05/09, 15:05, reported by Sedlescombe Parish Council
    4. 23/08/09, 15:40, reported by Whatlington Parish Council
    5. 27/09/09, 15:50, reported by Whatlington Parish Council
    6. 20/02/10, 15:50, reported by Whatlington Parish Council
    7. 09/07/10, 15:50, reported by Sedlescombe Parish Council
    8. 14/07/10, 14:05, reported by Whatlington Parish Council
    9. 05/03/11 11:30. 12:05, 15:30, reported by Whatlington Parish Council (NB Planning application RR/2003/2175/P was allowed on appeal enabling one specified helicopter to use the airstrip for twelve months expiring on 02/12/2005. See appeal decision letter. This was extended to 31/12/2006 by RR/2005/2898/P.)
    10. 12/03/11 14:35, reported by Whatlington Parish Council
    11. Further breaches reported by Sedlescombe Parish Council and Whatlington Parish Council in April 2011.

  3. In March 2011, a further planning application was submitted RR/2011/310/P - continued use of land as an airstrip without complying with condition 1 (temporary) and condition 2 (personal) on planning permission RR/2009/17/P. All other conditions imposed on RR/98/1323/P remain including the flight protocol (for details see decision notice). Sedlescombe Parish Council supported refusal of this application.

  4. See Rother Planning Officer's report on RR/2011/310/P to the Rother District Council Planning Committee 14/04/11 by clicking here.

  5. On 30/06/11, Rother District Council approved Continued use of land as an airstrip without complying with Condition 1 (temporary) and condition 2 (personal) on planning permission RR/2009/17/P. See Planning decision notice here.

P Raymond

Clerk, Sedlescombe Parish Council

Last updated 20/07/11