Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan

Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan


We have just been told by Malcolm Johnston, Executive Director of Resources at Rother District Council (RDC), that the Referendum on our Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday May 31st. The poll will take place at the Village Hall and operates in exactly the same way as other elections. It will be in half term week so if you are planning to be away, it will be possible for you to have a postal or proxy vote. The question on the ballot paper will be a simple 'yes' or 'no' in relation to accepting the Neighbourhood Plan. We urge you to come out and vote.


This is all because, at last, we have been able to come to an agreement with RDC on the detailed wording of the Neighbourhood Plan and its accompanying maps, following the Examiner's report. RDC then produced a report which has been taken to the Cabinet member for Planning, and she has approved that the Plan should go forward to referendum.


The revised Plan and maps are now available on the Resources page, as well as the RDC report. Also new on the Resources page is a copy of the update I gave at the Annual Village Meeting held last night, Monday 16th April, which adds detail to what is set out here.


So, the finish line is now in sight, in what has turned out to be an even longer marathon than we had expected. All that is now needed is for everyone in the Parish to come out and express their own view on the Neighbourhood Plan, on Thursday 31st May.



Stephen Hardy

Chair, NP Steering Group





Our Plan documents, including all drafts and background documents are available to view on the 'Resources' tab at the top of the page.



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Latest News


Referendum Information Statement
19th Apr 2018


Rother District Council has today published a Referendum Information Statement, with details of the Salehurst & Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan Referendum to be held on Thursday 31 May 2018.


The document can be seen here; it is also available on the Resources tab, with all the NP documents.


FINAL PLAN APPROVED - We are going to Referendum
17th Apr 2018


We are delighted to report that, after many hours of discussion with RDC, we have agreed the final version of the Neighbourhood Plan, incorporating the Examiner's recommendations, and it has been approved by RDC to go to Referendum.



Everyone on the Electoral Register for Salehurst & Robertsbridge will be able to vote in the Referendum, which is to be held on 31 May 2018 - further details to follow very soon. (See also the NPSG Report to the Annual Parish Meeting 16/4/18 which is available on the Resources page.)


Examination Report published....
23rd Jan 2018


The Independent Examiner, Mr John Slater, has issued his Report on the Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan (23/1/18). It is available to view on the 'Resources' page.