Protecting Rye’s historic heritage for future generations
Rye Conservation Society exists to safeguard our historic town and to preserve its
special and distinctive character. Living or working in a Conservation Area of national
significance places responsibility on all of us - residents and businesses alike.
Modern life and environmental pressures require change; our challenge is to ensure
this takes place sympathetically, in keeping with our rich architectural heritage.
Our Planning Committee meets every two weeks to review local planning applications
and provide feedback on these to Rother District Council and to local councillors.
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To safeguard, preserve and enhance Rye and its surroundings
To provide a forum for discussion of issues impacting on the local environment
To raise awareness of green and environmental issues in a historic town
To provide information and advice on the maintenance and repair of listed and non-listed
The Shapes and Materials of Rye
Medieval buildings mix with Georgian houses, Victorian buildings, Dutch gabled properties
and historic churches. The blend of architectural styles is what makes Rye a unique
place. See Galleryfor examples and information about the different shapes and materials
2012 Townscape Awards: three winning projects
The Society looks for examples of good conservation and good modern design in the
town and recognises them by giving those responsible a Townscape Award.
Recent high-quality craftsmen’s work in Rye was recognised by the Society at its
2012 AGM. The winners of this year’s Townscape Awards were announced, with three
projects winning prizes. See Awards for details.
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