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Developer: Park Lane Homes(SE) ltd., St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6RL

Land to the SW of Strand Meadow

Current Status: Application REFUSED, Appeal DISMISSED


8th January 2020 - Architect shows drawings to the public at the Burwash Internet Café



25th July 2019 - Appeal dismissed by planning inspector. His report said: “The three-storey buildings present a rather abrupt edge to the village and an architectural style, form and scale unsympathetic to the rural landscape character. The proposed dwellings would include large areas of glazing and details unrelated to the locality or the building traditions of the wider landscape. This would result in a hard, semi-urban appearance. Accordingly, the proposal would not enhance the architectural quality of the village or the High Weald."


The inspector also considered ‘the design had not been tested through any form of design review or any concerted effort to work up a design with the local community’.




1st March 2019 - Appeal lodged by Park Lane


22nd January 2019 - Application for 30 units WITHOUT affordable housing was refused unanimously by Rother District Council



28th June 2018 - Application was made for 30 units WITHOUT affordable housing







7th March 2018 - Section 106 was signed, including a condition of a footpath to join with the recreation ground/Ham Lane.


27th July 2017 - Consent was given subject to conditions and the satisfactory prior completion of Section 106 (Section 106 is a legal commitment to build and fulfil the requirements of the footpath).


15th December 2011 - Outline planning permission granted with 40% affordable housing.

October 2011 - Application for outline planning permission for 17 houses with 40% affordable houses


The Full Inspector's Decision

Our Submission to the Inspector

March 2017 Application - Where all the documents can be found


Section 106 Agreement

June 2018 Application - Where all the documents can be found


High Weald AONB Objection Letter

Second High Weald Letter affirming same position to the amended plans

March 2019 Appeal - Where all the documents can be found


The Architects Presentation