To support its finances, much affected by Government cuts, Rother District Council (RDC), which covers Rye, may have to dip into its reserves and sell of some of the land it owns.
The RDC’s Cabinet was therefore asked this week to agree to detailed research (costing up to £250,000) to discover whether council-owned land at 26 locations in the area could be sold off or developed.
Two of the sites being investigated are in Rye and nine in all come from Rye and its surrounding villages.
The research will include suitability in planning terms as well as likely demand, environmental constraints, community benefits, potential uses, and a number of other considerations.
The Rye sites are land in Cyprus Place and land adjacent to Gibbetts Marsh Car Park.
The sites nearby include Northiam and Pett car parks, the former putting green in Old Lydd Road, Camber, and land adjacent to Sands End in Farm Lane, Camber.
Other sites to be researched also include land adjacent to Workshops in Float Lane, Udimore; land at Goddens Gill and Dixter Lane in Northiam, and land at Pett Road, Guestling, adjacent to Fairview.
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