Salehurst and Robertsbridge Parish Council

Welcome

Salehurst & Robertsbridge is one of the larger parishes in East Sussex and lies mid-way between Tunbridge Wells to the north and Hastings to the south on the main London to Hastings road, the A21.

 

The parish is entirely contained within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

More information about the history and organisation of the parish can be found at About the Parish.

Latest News

 

PARISH PLANNING MEETINGS IN JULY - IMPORTANT NOTICE
30th June 2022

 

There will be two Parish Planning Committee Meetings in July.

 

There will be a meeting on Monday 4th July 2022 at Robertsbridge Youth Centre at 7.30pm. The press and public are welcome to attend and up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting for public comments and questions. The agenda for the meeting will be available on the 'Council Meetings' page three days prior. The Notice of the meeting is here

 

There will be a second meeting held on Monday 11th July 2022 at Robertsbridge Village Hall at 7.30pm. The Notice for the meeting is here and again the press and public are welcome to attend. This meeting is being held specifically to discuss the planning application for 44 dwellings on land near Bishops Lane (the field between Bishops Lane and Willowbank). Devine Homes, the developer, will give a short presentation on their proposed development. The public will then have the opportunity to ask the Developer and Parish Council questions and comment on the application. After this the Committee will decide how they wish to comment (Like the public the Parish Council can only submit comments to Rother, it is Rother District Council who will make the decision on whether the application is approved or not).

Further details including a link to the application can be found in 2 other items of 'latest news' on 23rd June and 28th March on the home page of our website. The deadline for comments is 19th July. If you have questions for the Parish Council please attend the meeting.

 

Potential development of 44 homes - Bishops Lane UPDATE
23rd June 2022

 

Further to our news article on 28th March 2022, Devine Homes has submitted a planning application for 44 new dwellings on the field between Bishops Lane and Willowbank which is now live for comment on Rother District Council website. The application is RR/2022/1379/P and can be found on the website here

 

The Parish Council will inform residents the date and location of the Parish Planning Committee where this application will be considered. For those who are not aware the Parish Council is consulted on planning applications, alongside residents. It is Rother District Council which makes the decision on whether applications are approved or not.

 

 

THE PARISH OFFICE REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC
21st June 2022

 

Today the Parish Office will finally be reopening to the public. Normal pre Covid opening hours will resume...

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm and other times by arrangement. Enter via the blue front door to the Youth Centre, opposite the car park to The George Inn.

 

We look forward to seeing you again in person whether you need some pink recycling bags, you have a query about the cemetery, wish to report that a village amenity needs attention, or even can offer some time to help in the local community.

 

 

CONGRATULATONS TO OUR JUBILEE PHOTO COMPETITION PRIZEWINNERS
16th June 2022

 

Our prizewinners are:

 

Mountfield vineyard tour for "Corgi Cordially Invited for Pimms" by Neil Shuttleworth

 

Fisherwood Alpaca Experience for "Meeting Queenie in Station Road" by Purdy Atkinson/Atkinson family

 

Nosh Burgers for "Jubilee Cottage" by Jane Turner/Turner family

 

THANK YOU EVERYONE for taking part in the competition, and to our roving volunteer photographers we recruited especially for the weekend. Jubilee photos will be posted on Facebook and added here to our website over the next few weeks.

 

 

 

Planning Committee Meeting - 6th June 2022
31st May 2022

 

 

There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Monday 6th June 2022 at Robertsbridge Youth Centre at 7.30pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT PLANNING MEETINGS HAVE NOW MOVED FROM THURSDAY TO MONDAY.

 

The press and public are welcome to attend and up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting for public comments and questions. The agenda for the meeting will be available on the 'Council Meetings' page three days prior. See the Notice of Meeting.

 

Robertsbridge Celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
26th May 2022

 

We invite you to join us at the main local community event for Salehurst and Robertsbridge residents, which is being organised for Saturday 4th June. This will be a free non ticketed event in Station Road. Further details can be found on our Jubilee pages on this website or on the Robertsbridge Platinum Jubilee Facebook page for those who use Facebook. The brochure for the event is available here to view and print, or printed copies are available in local shops. Thank you to all the volunteers who are busy preparing for this event. Tell your family and friends and come along and join in the fun. There are a number of other events being organised in the village over Jubilee weekend by local groups and businesses, details for which are published on our website here

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY
13th May 2022

 

The Parish Council is very sorry to announce the resignation of Cllr James Tucker, who sadly finds he is no longer able to dedicate the time he would like to, due to work commitments. Thank you James for your contribution to the Parish Council.

 

 

You can see the statutory Notice of Vacancy here

 

Parish Council Meeting
11th May 2022

 

 

There will be a Full Council Meeting on Monday 16th May at the Village Hall in Station Road, at 7.30pm.

 

The first part of the meeting will constitute the Annual Council Meeting, including election of the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council, plus Committees, Working Group and Council Representatives.

 

 

THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND

 

 

A period of up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start for questions and comments from the public.

 

Potential development of 44 dwellings - Bishops Lane
28th March 2022

 

At their meeting on Monday 21 March 2022, the Parish Council was advised that Devine Homes (developer) intends to submit a planning application to Rother District Council (RDC) in a few weeks time, for 44 dwellings, on the field behind the houses in Bishops Lane and adjacent to Willow Bank.

 

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This land is not currently designated for development; it was not particularly popular with residents as a development site during consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan (NP), and was not designated. RDC has already approved plans for 100 dwellings on the old mill site and 30 on Grove Farm (in line with the NP), and further land off George Hill above Heathfield Gardens, and the old vicarage site in Fair Lane were/are designated for future development. However, as none of these has actually been started, and nationally set housing targets are not being met across Rother, the developer is prepared to take a chance on it being approved regardless.

 

We await further details when an application is actually submitted to RDC and registered on their website. If/when that happens, the Planning Committee Meeting at which the Parish Council will consider the application will be decided / advertised.

 

 

Join the Parish Council – get involved with your community
8th March 2022

 

The Parish Council has a vacancy for one more Councillor. If you would like to be considered to join your active and involved Council, please complete an application form, which you can download here: application form, or request by email at: clerk@salehurst-pc.org.uk. Please make sure it is returned fully completed by Wednesday 16 March.

 

The applications will be considered, and a new Councillor chosen, at the Parish Council Meeting on 21 March 2022 (candidates will ideally be available to attend, but please don't let a prior engagement on that date prevent you from applying).

 

If you would like to find out more, please telephone or email the Parish Office. Or contact one of the existing Councillors - telephone numbers and email addresses are available on the 'contact us' tab.