Welcome to Burwash: Save Our Fields
Our members are residents of Burwash, East Sussex and elsewhere, who seek to protect the beauty and character of our village, its countryside, its hamlets and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
The group wants the right houses in the right place.
"And that will be England gone, The shadows, the meadows the lanes, The guildhalls, the carved choirs.
There'll be books; it will linger on in galleries; but all that remains, for us will be concrete and tyres."
From "Going, Going" by Philip Larkin.
Victory in the High Court!
On 9 March 2022, Mrs Justice Lang delivered her judgment in the judicial review
proceedings about Burwash’s Neighbourhood Plan, involving the developer, Park Lane
Homes (S-E). She dismissed Park Lane Homes (S-E)'s claims about the Neighbourhood
Park Lane (S-E) claimed among other things that the draft Neighbourhood Plan had to
allocate houses in Watercress Field, off Strand Meadow in Burwash and that the assessment
of the draft plan by Rother District Council was unfair and procedurally flawed.
Park Lane Homes (S-E) was ordered to pay Rother's costs of £26,500 and Burwash: Save our
Fields costs which was the £255 Court fee it had paid. Park Lane Homes (S-E) will have to
pay their own legal costs.
Park Lane Homes (S-E) also applied for leave to appeal and this application was dismissed.
It is a great moment for Burwash when a well-funded developer cannot demand houses are
built in a beautiful part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Field near Ghyll Farm, Heathfield Road, Burwash, TN19 7LF (near Judins)
The owner of the field near Ghyll Farm in Burwash has put the 7.48 acre field up for
sale for ‘offers in excess of £250,000’. The field was bought in January 2008, for