Current Status: New planning attempt - November 2020
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.
You may find these documents interesting (click to download)
Understanding Planning Permission in Burwash
Rother District Council
National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
The High Weald AONB unit submission 2018