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Watercress Field

(Land at the end of Strand Meadow)

Current Status: Planning Permission Granted following Appeal

Link to Rother Website: RR/2021/409/P

Read our submission here: Submission by Burwash: Save Our Fields

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Watercress Field lies to the north of the sports field and Rother View in Burwash. It has a steep slope and springs, and it is said the soils move. The land has been undisturbed for centuries and the field is a haven for wildlife.


The High Weald AONB Unit has assessed the field of comprising of three medieval (AD1066 - AD1499) fields with historic field boundaries. You can read the High Weald AONB report here.  

Watercress Field - The Events

Click here to see our page that includes full details of the previous applications, timeline and background, links to the proposals on the Rother District Council portal, and the findings of the Inspectorate who refused the most recent appeal by the developer.

Download the pre-application enquiry supporting statement from the architects

Our response to the consultation


1x 1 bed flat
1x 2 bed flat

6x 2 bed 2-storey houses

22x 3 bed 2-storey houses

Here is a selection of images of the proposed development. (Click to enlarge)


You may find these documents interesting (click to download)

Understanding Planning Permission in Burwash

Rother District Council

Core Strategy

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

The High Weald AONB unit submission 2018

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