Statement from The Rye Partnership Directors

At our recent AGM we presented our business plan that outlined our priorities and focus for the next four years which include development of the Fisheries site and Tilling Green Community Centre. 

The Partnership requested a report from one of its directors who has significant experience in local planning coupled with recent relevant knowledge having been a part of a local development scheme. These report findings which were presented at the Directors meeting in May 2022 and set out clear reasons why The Rye Partnership would not be best placed to deliver a housing project on the Tilling Green site.

The Partnership is pleased to have now received the 30-year leases on the site and will continue to maintain the open space until such time as the County Council confirm that they have a scheme that will deliver the housing that we all know is needed in Rye. 

Rye Partnership  is committed to helping Rye provide affordable housing in appropriate places and is hopeful that proposals are submitted to ESCC  for the playing field at Tilling Green which fulfil local needs. 

We understand anyone interested in submitting a development proposal should contact Nigel Brown, Assistant Director of Property at the County Council.