Access & Parking

The site is accessed from the A259 Winchelsea Road.

We are proposing to upgrade the existing access with a new T-junction, with pedestrian footways on both sides.

Assessments have shown that our proposed arrangements will operate well within capacity with the additional traffic.

We are continuing to discuss the arrangements with National Highways to ensure we reach a solution that is safe and effective.

Minimising impact of deliveries to Aldi

Aldi stocks a carefully selected range of approximately 1,800 lines, compared with supermarkets such as Asda or Sainsbury’s that stock over 20,000 lines. As a result, Aldi stores typically receive 3-4 deliveries per day including 2-3 deliveries from their distribution centre and one local milk delivery.

Deliveries are timed to avoid busy periods and all manoeuvring will be contained within the site, avoiding disruption on the local roads. Aldi stores include trained bankspeople who will ensure HGV movements within the site are carried out safely.

Delivery times, routes and other arrangements will be set out in a Delivery and Servicing Management Plan, which will be submitted to Rother District Council and will need to be approved before the store can open.

The 15 homes from Decimus will have parking in line with current parking standards, and taking account of the site’s well-connected location near Rye Town Centre.

The Aldi store will provide free car parking spaces for Aldi customers: this will include blue badge and parent & child spaces. We will also provide active electric vehicle charging points, along with infrastructure for future points to be created as demand increases.

The McCarthy Stone Retirement Living apartments will provide parking spaces for residents, staff and visitors, including disabled and electric vehicle charging bays.