Overnight Camping on the beach

I have been asked by a number of residents in Pett if it acceptable to permit overnight camping on the beach between Pett Level and Winchelsea Beach.  As a result, I asked Rother District Council for guidance on this matter and received the following reply:-

 "The 2013 seashore byelaws for Fairlight, Pett and Icklesham do not contain a prohibition on overnight camping so we would be unable to enforce a ban on overnight staying.  Whether the Environment Agency might be able to, land above mean high water falling under its control, or whether the Police could, would be for those agencies to consider."

I hope this information is helpful.