Lewes Development Debate – Tuesday 15th September 2015
Last chance to have your say – Check the leaflet delivered to your home
Latest progress on our plans – Presentation at end of September
Lewes Development Debate
Tuesday 15 September 2015, Lewes Town Hall, 7.30pm
LPR will be hosting a panel debate, chaired by David Dimbleby, entitled ‘How should we develop Lewes? Building the homes we need while keeping the town we love.’
Confirmed panellists are:
Jeremy Leggett, Chief Executive of Action in Rural Sussex;
Debbie Twitchen, Chair of Tenants of Lewes District (TOLD)
Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for the south-east of England who speaks extensively on affordable housing issues;
Prof Raphie Kaplinsky, Sussex University, will speak on the economics of regeneration;
Paul Zara of architects Conran & Partners, part of the consortium tasked with advising on the delivery of 400+ new homes across Lewes District.
We have approached a number of councillors within the Lewes District Council leadership but have yet to find one who is available on 15th September. We are hoping Maria Caulfield MP will also be able to attend
Last chance to have your say!
Watch out for our new campaign poster dropping through your letterbox if you live in Lewes town.
The leaflet highlights how Lewes will lose out if the Santon/LDC plan in its current form gets the green light from the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) this Autumn. It also details how wewould deliver this development to meet the needs of Lewes. Click here to view or download the LPR Leaflet.
Please display the poster-side in your window and remember there is still time to write to the SDNPA, your town or district councillor to comment on the Santon/LDC plan.
Latest progress on LPR’s plans
After a very positive meeting with the SDNPA’s design review panel in June, we are developing our plans for the 3.5 acre Phoenix Place site within the context of the wider development of 415 houses. The SDNPA also asked us to address how the whole site connects with the Phoenix Causeway and Little East Street and to develop a sustainable transport/parking strategy.
We will be presenting our latest plans to you at the end of September.
We are also completing a financial appraisal of the entire site to demonstrate how to deliver the truly affordable homes and workspace we propose. Through this work, we aim to have an exemplary alternative on the table when the SDNPA planning committee convenes to make a decision on the Santon/LDC plan this Autumn.
See you in September
As the summer holidays are upon us, we’ll be back with more updates in September, but if you have any thoughts or questions in the meantime, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewes Phoenix Rising Management Team