Rother District Council (RDC) minutes reveal that Rye Tennis Club was only granted outline planning permission for their proposed new indoor courts pictured above.
Submissions were made by local councillors (who were not planning committee members) Paul Osborne (representing Playden and agreeing with the planning officer that the scheme should be rejected) and Lord Ampthill (representing Rye, and in favour).
Despite Cllr Lord Ampthill’s enthusiasm for the project Rye News reported last week that his views went against those of his own Town Council which had advised rejection. There was no detail given in the minutes of any discussion by the committee before voting in favour of the scheme.
However the documents (some submitted late) on RDC’s site show a number of views of the £1 million hangar-like building (described by Cllr Paul Osborne as so large that “two 737 planes could fit inside it”) including the drawing shown here.
Rye News hopes to provide more detail next week on this application.
(Source: RDC and Rye News’s previous report)
Image from planning application