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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.

The Bell, Burwash High Street

The group passed the following motion unanimously:

‘There should be no change of use granted to the owners of The Bell to permit the ancient and important building at the centre of Burwash to be turned into housing units. Everything should be done to stop Burwash High Street turning into just a dormitory. Burwash High Street should remain a social centre. Planning authorities should not cave into grot spot blackmail.’

For history of the building - click here

The Glover Report

The group has set up a working group to make submissions to the authorities about the Glover report. The report will change the status and name of the AONB. The consultation period ends 18th December 2020.

Burwash Conservation Area

The group is to make an application for the Burwash Conservation Area to be extended both at the westerly end and at the easterly end.

 

They have drafted a paper for the Parish Council which invites the Council to be a co-applicant for the extensions. The group looks forward to working with various groups and individuals to achieve the extensions.

 

For the current map click here
For the group's appraisal click here

The Glebe Site and the Parish Council

The Planning Committee of the Parish Council has recommended that The Glebe is not a suitable site. The full meeting of the Parish Council considered this recommendation and decided what advice should be given to the owner of the site. The meeting was held on Zoom on Tuesday 12th May 2020

The Glebe site and the consultation exercise

The group considered the comments received about The Glebe housing proposal. The group
then decided to oppose development at The Glebe field site.

 

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