14 September 2020

The Burwash Neighbourhood Plan is being developed by Burwash Parish Council to guide development in the Parish until 2028, in line with the adopted Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.

Rother District Council has published the submission version of the Burwash Neighbourhood Plan and is providing the opportunity for representations, in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.

The period for making representations runs from 9am, Friday 11 September until 4.30pm, Friday 6 November 2020.

You can view the Plan and associated documents online and make representations on the Plan via the following methods:


A six-week consultation period has now been completed for the draft of the Burwash Neighbourhood Development Plan. The plan gives residents the opportunity to create planning policies for Burwash and to protect the village from unsuitable development built purely for profit.

The draft was based on two years of research and a call for sites (which allows people to propose sites for housing) carried out by many residents of our three-village community. Volunteers and Parish Councillors wish to say a huge thank you to the 529 people who sent in their comments. Every single comment has been considered and added to a consultation report.

Changes suggested by consultees have been made to the draft plan and these will be considered by the Parish Council at a meeting in August. Once the changes have been agreed the draft plan will be submitted to Rother District Council for their observations. The plan will then be considered by an external examiner for authorisation, prior to a referendum in which every resident will be invited to vote for or against the plan.

To read a summary or full version of the draft plan, please go to the Neighbourhood Plan website.

A majority vote in favour of the Plan will allow it to be formally adopted. This will mean that it must be taken into account by developers, planners and local authorities when making or considering new developments in our Parish.

Draft Plan


Please note information on meetings will be posted under Council Meetings & What’s On along with supporting documents.