Maresfield Parish Council

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Welcome to the web site for Maresfield Parish Council. Maresfield Parish is in Wealden District in the County of East Sussex and comprises the Wards of Fairwarp, Maresfield and Nutley.


On this web site you will find information relating to the Council and its activities, information about local groups and organisations, important notices and much more besides.




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Latest News


20th January 2016


Following on from the recent Rydon Homes application to build 25 homes in Maresfield Village, the Parish Council has now received the following Asprey Homes planning application for 20 homes, which is to be formally addressed at a special meeting of the Parish Council to be held in Maresfield Village Hall on Friday the 29th January at 8.00 pm (display from 7.30pm).




As with the Rydon Homes application, the proposed Asprey Homes site is one of the sites recommended for development by the Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group and adopted by Council.


Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested.



Application No. WD/2015/2741/MAJ Application Type: Major Application - Full

Expiry date for comments: 5 February 2016 Grid Reference: 547013 123670

Case Officer: Mrs C Turner Tel: 01892 602541



Applicant: Asprey Homes Southern Ltd

Agent: WS Planning & Architecture


Link to documents on web:




Newsletter February 2016


From the desk of the Chairman of Maresfield Parish Council................



It seems that my January Newsletter did not appear in the Nutley parish magazine: it discussed the planning application for 25 new homes in Maresfield and is available on the Parish Council web site.

The Parish Council supported the application, but with major reservations as far as the proposed access to the site is concerned and it now seems likely that Wealden DC will consider it at their Planning Committee (North) meeting in February.


At the Parish Council meeting in December the Council approved an unchanged Parish Precept for 2016/17. The effect of this, as has been previously explained, will be to increase the funds available to the Parish for road safety projects to some £60,000 and the challenge now facing the Council is to battle through the bureaucracy so that we can spend this fund effectively to the benefit of parishioners. Speeding and road safety are the issues which most of our residents raise when asked about their local concerns. The Council's newly formed Road Safety Committee will work up suitable and affordable projects with the B2026, Crowborough Road, the Straight Half Mile in Maresfield and the A22 through Nutley on their agenda.


The progress of our Neighbourhood Development Plan is stalled due to Wealden DC's insistence that various detailed technical assessments are prepared which we (and our advisors) still consider unnecessary as the relevant matters were fully dealt with by Wealden DC when it prepared its current adopted Local Plan.


In December 2014 our Assistant Parish Clerk left and Tony Allen, the Parish Clerk, has valiantly managed unaided for the last year. Our budget for next year includes provision to fill the Assistant Parish Clerk position from April and should anyone be interested would they please contact Tony Allen for more information.


Again no apologies for urging you to occasionally look at the Council's web site - - which records information about the Council, its members and numerous documents including minutes of Council and Committee meeting and much of the back ground information and data for the NDP including details of all the potential development sites in Maresfield.


We still have a number of vacancies for Councillors on the Parish Council particularly to represent Maresfield Ward and the Clerk and I would welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to know more about how they might fulfil this worthwhile community role.



Martin Craddock - Chairman of Maresfield Parish Council












Forthcoming Events


Clean for the Queen
27th January 2016



The Parish Council probably like yourselves is concerned about the condition of our three villages with regard to littering and filthy road signs.





The Parish Council will soon be engaging a County Council workforce to clean road signs in the parish; this will be paid for out of the parish precept, as it seems that the County Council is not able to carry out this function due to severe budget constraints.


As an extra initiative in this area we thought it appropriate to encourage parishioners to take part in the "Clean for the Queen" weekend over the 4th to the 6th of March. We hope that local organisations such as schools, community groups, sports groups, youth clubs, Church groups, scouts, etc., would wish to join in this clean up.


If you as an individual or part of a group wish to join with others in your village please contact Cllr David Watson at the above e-mail address or 01825 713034, or the parish clerk (714555) and we will try to organise a rota so that we do not duplicate areas, or leave areas of our villages untouched.



Councillor David Watson

Maresfield Parish Council