Protecting Rye’s historic heritage
for future generations

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The Government has launched a new Planning Portal which offers an online service for planning.  You can use the tools and information they provide to find out about planning issues in the area and what development you can perform around your house. The Portal's services also let you apply for planning permission electronically as well as submit and track an appeal online.

Planning Portal for general issues relating to planning

Links: Local and Central Government

Links: Local Groups and organisations:

Links to National Sites

Ancient Monuments Society

Architectural Heritage Fund

ASHTAV - The Association of Historic Towns and Villages of the UK - works with civic societies to preserve the distinctiveness, social fabric and vitality of historic towns in the UK.

Cabe & The Design Council

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Churches Conservation Trust

English Heritage

European Association of Historic towns and Regions - promotes the interests of historic and heritage towns across Europe.

Foundation for the Built Environment

Garden History SocietyGeorgian Society

Georgian Society

Historic Chapels Trust

Historic Houses Association

Historic Towns Forum - for prosperity and conservation in historic towns

Images of England Run by English Heritage

Institute of Conservation

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Landmark Trust

Landscape Design Trust - promotes quality of landscape

Marine Conservation SocietyNautical Heritage Association

Open Spaces Society

SPAB Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Society of Antiquaries

Victorian Society

Woodland Trust

Government Planning Portal for issues on building works, & planning

Direct Gov site offering guidance on work in conservation areas

Listed Building Consent


RIBA Conservation Architects Listing

Building Conservation - articles on building materials or building problems.

SPAB for sound technical advice.  See video on damp

Rights of Way

Road Works

Advice Links

Climate Change and Energy Saving Guidance

Re-cycling strategies Rother

Re-cycling East Sussex

Rother Environmental Group

Green Issues

Litter Action

Buy Local

Campaign Groups




Emergency Services

nformation on how to make a Planning Application from Rother Council

Downloadable Forms

Article 4 Directions are issued by Rother Council in circumstances where specific control over development is required, primarily where the character of an area of acknowledged importance would be threatened. They are therefore more commonly applied to conservation areas. Click here to see map showing Article 4 area

Article 4 Direction

Rye Eye

Rye Guide

Rye Heritage Centre

Rye Museum

Rye Tourist Office

Visitor Guides to Rye

Town Websites