Client: Tesco Stores Limited
Local Planning Authority: Rother District Council
Project Summary: Contour worked on securing consent for a foodstore on a former school site in Rye over several years. Initial stages of the project involved the submission of representations to remove the site’s ‘housing allocation’ from the draft local plan. Thereafter, following a period of public engagement (which included presentation to key stakeholders and a two-day public exhibition), a planning application was submitted. Contour prepared key documents which supported the planning application, including a Retail Impact Assessment (including sequential assessment), Planning Statement and Design and Access Statement. After 12 months of negotiation with the Local Planning Authority, the Council resolved to approve the development.