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.

Planning meeting about the new housing at the Glebe

On 21 April 2020, the Planning Committee of Burwash Parish Council held their meeting with Graham Fifield (the planning consultant) and George Arthur (the owner) at The Glebe. Graham Fifield read out his power point presentation, see below. The meeting was a virtual meeting, by Zoom. Members of the public were able to join the meeting. The meeting was a fact-finding exercise with questions and comments afterwards. The meeting was adjourned to enable the community to consider the scheme. On a future date, when the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, there will be a public meeting for the public to make comments and for the councillors to decide their view on the scheme.

Document - Graham Fifield - PowerPoint Presentation

Document - Assessment of The Glebe

The Glebe track might be older than we thought

The group has discovered that the first entry of the East Sussex Historic Environment Record for Burwash is for an axe found at or near the A265 exit of the ancient track in The Glebe field where the new housing is proposed. The axe was an ‘early Bronze Age copper straight-sided flat axe’. Early Bronze age is 3300-2100 BC. The group will look for more information about this find.

The proposed new housing at The Glebe and the Burwash Neighbourhood Plan

The planning committee of Burwash Parish Council has decided not to consider the proposed housing at The Glebe in the Neighbourhood Plan process as the final draft is ready for submission to the authorities. They will consider the proposed house as a pre-planning matter. 

Document - Submission for pre-application advice - Burwash Parish Council

Consultation about the proposed housing at The Glebe

The group is conducting a consultation exercise about The Glebe. It is currently discussing the issue with it's core group members. The consultation exercise has now started, and you can add a comment by clicking here.


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