2 New Planning Applications for Dallington

RR/2020/1532/P – Coldharbour Farm, Battle Road
Variation of condition 2 imposed on RR/2018/480/P to allow for the approval of 4 revised plans proposing amendments to 4 of the approved plans.
Click on the link below for full details on the RDC planning website

RR/2020/1538/P – Pantons, The Street
Single storey rear and side extension and first floor rear extension
Click on the link below for full details on the RDC planning website

These applications will be on the agenda for consideration at the Dallington Parish Council meeting on 29.09.20 (7.00pm start in Dallington Village Hall).


Dallington Forest Walk #1

Posted on behalf of Doug Edworthy (Tree Champion, Dallington and Brighton): We may not be able to restart group walks for a while due to COVID-19, so I’ve started putting together self-guided walks in the forest for people to use at their leisure. This is the first of (hopefully) many so I would really value your feedback on content, presentation and whether you found it helpful in guiding your walk.

Dallington Forest Walk No. 1 Ancient Forest Ghyll, Hollow Ways and the PoW Tree

Map of walkOn this walk you will experience one of Dallington Forest’s ancient woodland ghylls full of majestic veteran Beech trees, prehistoric rippled sandstone beds and the Prisoner of War tree, and also hollow ways formed by the feet of many millennia of travellers.

In Spring the ancient woodland ghyll is full of the sight and scent of stunningly beautiful bluebells and ransoms (wild garlic).  The starting and finishing point is the end of the metalled surface of Bakers Lane, Dallington. This is also the junction of three footpaths and a bridleway. Unfortunately, there is no car park here or in Dallington Forest and the nearest public parking is the lay-by on the B2096 at Wood Corner.

Download the full walk with map and descriptions:   Dallington Forest Walk 1

Length: 3.2 km (2 mi) [includes 1.5 km round-trip from/to car-parking]
Level of difficulty for people in normal health:

      • Under 50 yrs = Easy; you’ll hardly notice it
      • 50 – 60 yrs = Good exercise; it’ll raise your heart rate
      • 60 – 70 yrs = Taxing; you’ll know you’ve done it
      • Over 70 yrs = Quite challenging

Thinking of planting trees or hedgerows?

[Posted on behalf of Doug Edworthy]

Map showing Dallington Forest Project Area
Map showing Dallington Forest Project Area

Have you been thinking about planting some woodland or hedges on your land?

Our beautiful AONB in the High Weald is characterised by interlinked pockets of ancient woodland and small irregular-shaped fields and it is important to maintain and enhance this as much as possible. So, of course, it has to be ‘the right trees in the right places’.

Your Brightling and Dallington Tree Champion is seeking landowners with suitable land in Brightling and Dallington parishes that falls within the Dallington Forest Project area (see map above – larger version at end of this post) for planting-up of small woodlands or hedges. Dallington parishioner Jamie Simpson has a source of funding for the supply of native trees together with the necessary protection from rabbits and deer. The cost to landowners would be for planting labour and follow up aftercare necessary for successful establishment.

Suitable planting projects would be:

    • Creating new woodlands (with the proviso that important grassland or heathland habitat is not damaged or destroyed)
    • Creating new woodland to link existing pockets of ancient woodland
    • Filling gaps in neglected or poor condition hedges to restore them
    • Replacing some of the enormous number of hedges that were removed in the 20th century’s drive for bigger agricultural fields

Planted trees/hedges must be able to be appreciated by the public, so must be within sight of a road, right of way or on public land. Grants need to be applied-for during the summer so that the funding is available for an autumn/winter planting project.

If you are interested in this project please contact me as soon as possible.

Doug Edworthy, Tree Champion, Brightling & Dallington Parish Councils 07711 090925

Map showing Dallington Forest P
Map showing Dallington Forest Project Area


Parking at entrance to Glaziers Forge

We have received some concerns from Glaziers Forge residents about cars parking right in front of the waste bins on the B2096 at the entrance to Glaziers Forge and leaving them there for some time.
The Glaziers Forge residents do park their cars in front of the bins when they are putting waste in them, but only do this for the time needed – a minute or two – then move their cars away.
It also means that the Glaziers Forge residents have to walk quite a way with heavy and bulky waste to get to the bins.
The unknown parked cars also make it very difficult for the Glaziers Forge residents to pull out, sightlines are poor anyway and these parked cars make it much worse.
We can only assume that the people parking cars in front of the bins are walking in Dallington Forest, which is great – but please in future do not park your cars in front of the bins.



Our Tree Warden is obviously not doing guided walks in Dallington Forest at present due to the lockdown.
So he is putting together some self-guided walks in the forest for people to use at their leisure.
Click on the link below for the first one

Forest Walk No.1

Our Tree Warden would really value you feedback on its content, presentation and whether you found it helpful in guiding your walk.
You can contact him on –


New planning application for Dallington

Dallington has a new planning application.
South Lane, land adjoining – widening of field gate access, amendment to approved scheme RR/2019/1262/P (retrospective).
Click on the link below to see details on the RDC planning website.

There will be a DPC planning meeting on 18.08.20 to consider this application.  Agenda to follow.

Ringers Return

(Posted on behalf of Diana Day)

Ringers Return
Photo of Dallington Church TowerNo, the Swan Inn has not changed its name, the Bellringers have taken up ringing again at St Giles Church, Dallington. With churches now open and Services occurring, we are chiming the bells on Sundays. We are only allowed to ring for 15 minutes, social distancing restricts us to alternate bells only to sound out. There will be no practice on Mondays for the foreseeable future, no visiting bands, but it’s a start. Diana Day