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)

"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.

Watercress Field - Submission by Burwash: Save Our Fields

Burwash: Save Our Fields have published our updated submission in regards to Park Lane's repeat reserved matter application - Watercress Fields


Our submission - Click here


Watercress Field - Objection Closing Date 27th May 2021

The pink notice has gone up at Watercress Field dated 16th April 2021. This mean we have 21 days to object to the new reserved matters application. Although this new application is almost identical to the last, everyone who objected before must do so again. This has now been extended to 27th May 2021.

To object - Click Here

Park Lane Tries Again!

Park Lane Homes has submitted another reserved matters application to Rother District Council in regards to Watercress Field. It is identical to the one that was rejected in February by 13 votes to 1. It was submitted before the 3-year expiry date of the outline planning permission that was granted in March 2018, and therefore appears only to be a ploy to keep that permission active.

See the planning application - Click Here

Watercress Field Reserved Matter Application Defeated

Park Lane Homes were left red-faced yet again as the Rother District Councillors voted 13-1 to refuse the reserved matters planning application for Watercress Field. The only councillor to vote not to refuse the application was Cllr Sam Coleman. The main reasons to refuse the application was destruction of the AONB, and inadequate access.

Burwash: Save Our Fields Publishes Revised Objection to the Watercress Fields Development

We have recently published our revised objection to the Watercress Fields development. It has been submitted to and accepted by Rother District Council.

You can read the updated objection here - Click Here

Ashwood Nursing Home site, Burwash Common

Nick Collins Green of Artemis Design and Build, has applied for planning permission to build four flats and eight houses on the Ashwood corner site. This is two houses less than the proposal made during the consultation process.

RR/2020/1798/P - Rother District Council validated the application on 26th November 2020
and all the documents can be viewed on the Rother website. To view the documents and make your comments - Click Here


Although the original date for a decision on this application is stated as 25th January 2021, because of Covid 19 restrictions there have been a lot of administrative delays and we do not have a new set of final dates for submissions  and decisions.

Burwash Parish Council will be considering this application at their next planning meeting at 7pm on 25th January and are hoping to advertise that residents will be able to attend to make their views known and listen to others.

The meeting will be open to all by Zoom and the invitation will be found on the parish website nearer the time.

Burwash: Save our Fields held their consultation exercise, when the last set of plans were revealed and would welcome views on the application.

The High Weald AONB Unit Objects to Strand Meadow

The High Weald have objected to the Strand Meadow development, based on several matters. They say the site cannot accommodate 30 dwellings without causing considerable harm to the character of the AONB.

Read the full objection letter here

Burwash Save our Fields Group Photo