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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)

News:  Park Lane Homes defeated again!
Rother Councillors vote 13-1 to dismiss the Watercress Fields Reserved Planning Application

"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 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

Russell Beswick again tries to destroy Watercress Field, off Strand Meadow

The residents of Strand Meadow and nearby face another attempt to destroy Watercress Field, an ancient field in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for profit. The plan is for 30 houses with the 40% affordable home pledge broken.


Click here to help to fight the scheme

Huw Merriman MP Meets our Working Group

Huw Merriman MP met our working group on Zoom on the 6th November 2020,. The meeting was very productive.

Read the meeting notes here

Government Planning Proposals

Have your say on the new planning proposals

Act now to save local planning control

This gives help about writing to your MP and taking part in the consultation exercise. 

Document - Understanding the threat the proposals pose

Document - Comments on the proposals

Government Planning Proposals

Working Group

A working group has been set up to publicise the changes, encourage people to comment on the proposals and make representations to central government. The group members include representatives from Burwash Parish Council, Brightling Parish Council, Etchingham Parish Council and Ticehurst Parish Council.


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