About Us

Our Steering Group is made up entirely of volunteers who are local residents. We give a considerable amount of our time and effort to endeavour in creating a well-planned community for the future of the parish. Subsequently, being volunteers, it sometimes takes a little longer for progress to be made, but please do bear with us, we are all doing our best!

A Neighbourhood Plan has legal standing once it is approved and will then form the legal basis for local planning decisions. It must be created using the correct consultation and structure. This is the job of the Steering Group.

Steering Group Terms of Reference

Can be viewed here: battle-np-terms-of-reference


Cllr Andrew Ratcliffe Chairman
Paul Whymark Vice Chairman
Emma Hale
Carol Harris Treasurer
Cate Sullivan Press Officer
Cllr Andrew Brown  
Sue Best  
Vanessa Boon  
Sue Burton  
Cllr Margaret Howell  
George Kiloh  
Cllr Allan Russell  
Cllr Dale Wheeler  
Bev Marks Advisor












All members have filed Declaration of Interest forms and lodged these with Battle Town Council


Cllr Richard Jessop

We were all extremely sad to hear of the death of Cllr Richard Jessop, Vice-Chairman/Deputy Mayor of Battle Town Council.
He joined the Council in 2007 and immediately became a very proactive and enthusiastic Councillor. As Chairman of Planning & Transport Committee for the last 6 years and Founding Member of the Battle Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, the Group benefited from his extensive knowledge of planning policies and engineering skills.

Richard was a great advocate for the Town and represented Battle on many statutory and voluntary organisations, most recently: Battle Abbey Explanatory Board, Battle Chamber of Commerce, Battle Charities Trustees, East Sussex Association of Local Councils and Rother Association of Local Council – the latter as Chairman.