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Welcome to Burwash: Save Our Fields

We are a group of residents living in the Parish of Burwash, East Sussex who seek to protect the beauty and character of our village and 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 - off Strand Meadow


A consultation with the village was held on Wednesday 8th January 2020 where the draft plans were on display.

The Architect's Presentation

Our Response

Request for access to Watercress Field.

We recently requested access to the field to conduct an independent review in respect to ecology, soil and piling, as these are important considerations. This access was bluntly denied by Park Lane, which says more about Park Lane's attitude to the local community than perhaps the author of their email intended. You can read our email and the reply below.

Our Email

The Reply

Ashwood Application

There has been an application for housing at the Ashwood Nursing Home site. For the details, see our page here: Ashwood Development

For now there are limited details, but it is not an outline or detailed planning application, but merely a Permission in Principle application. We know the proposed development will be approximately 7-9 units. We anticipate the community will support housing here as it is a brownfield site and it is turning into a grot spot. More details in the coming days/weeks.

Proposals for 22 new houses near The Glebe, Burwash

George Arthur of The Glebe in Burwash has applied for pre-application advice from Rother District Council about 22 new houses in his field. The field is on the left of the A265 as you enter Burwash village from Etchingham at 30 mph sign.

For more details click here


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