The energy conglomerate BP is not taking no for an answer and is appealing Rother District Council’s (RDC) decision to turn down its planning application for a petrol station at the top of Udimore Road. As previously covered in Rye News, RDC had originally rejected BP’s application for a petrol station and retail unit on the grounds that it would extend the development of Rye into open countryside and adversely affect the rural character of the area and the entrance to the High Weald Area of Natural Beauty.
While all the previous correspondence on the planning application has been forwarded by RDC to the Planning Inspectorate appointed by the Secretary of State you can still submit comments and objections or by emailing East2@pins.gsi.gov.uk. It is a simple online process, merely go to the website and enter the code 3196157 and type in your comments. All comments must be received by August 28 2018.
Photo: BP planning application
Image Credits: Planning Application document.