With the revised NPPF placing greater protection within AONB any proposed development must demonstrate ‘exceptional circumstances’ to win planning approval.
Battle Abbey School is an established boarding school requiring local indoor sport facilities and has an option to acquire a suitable south-west facing site on the edge of the existing town settlement.
The sports hall proposal by ATP architects with a curved amorphic green roof and parking area set into the terraced design has received favourable community support and a detailed application to Rother DC is anticipated before the new year. DA has undertaken the landscape impact assessment with supporting strategy.
DA is also working on other sensitive planning sites in southern UK.