Plans to use Buxted field for dog care and exercise area

A Buxted field could be used as a dog care and exercise area if plans before Wealden Council are approved.

The field, just over three acres in size, is part of Mascalls Farm in the village.

It is currently unused grassland, with post and wire fencing borders, hedging and trees at the borders and woodland surroundings.

Daytime use only

The plan, submitted by Mrs Samantha Le-Lievre, of Paws and Leads, 12a Manor Close, Uckfield, is for daytime use only for busy owners.

It would be separated from a public footpath with a post and wire fence, leaving a five metre minimum width trackway to allow for maintenance access.

The main area would have post and wire enclosures which could be varied to suit needs.

There would also be a group of small timber, or timber-effect plastic, buildings of a temporary nature, but of robust construction and appearance, for staff, stores and shelter.


A design and access statement before the council says buildings would have simple wooden floors, spiked to ground to avoid tree root damage, and be securable.

The statement adds: “There is no intention of any kennelling or boarding of dogs. The applicant presently runs a similar day operation from home, for several dogs, in Uckfield, with a ‘no bark’ policy.

“Dogs would be collected daily from owners and brought to site in a single overall journey, and similarly returned in the evenings.

“It is envisaged that a maximum of two full-time staff and one part-time assistant would be present at the site.”

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