Rye Town Council will again be discussing next Monday the redevelopment of the old school site in Tilling Green as concerns grow in particular about the loss of community centre services. A fairly limited "pre-consultation" by the developer added to concerns raised back in April, which have simply got worse.
Rock Channel was supposed to be the jewel in Rye's crown, but a new proposal for housing there has been rejected by the Town Council's Planning Committee partly because of Rye's other problems including traffic congestion and lack of parking spaces. Redevelopment is needed, but it can be a jigsaw - and the councillors are not sure the pieces fit together. Charles Harkness reports.