Salehurst and Robertsbridge Parish Council


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


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.






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.



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: 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.