LPR Dinner/Auction and Update

The LPR Dinner/Auction on 29th May at Pelham House is shaping up to be an amazing night! You can get tickets at http://auctionnightatpelhamhouse.eventbrite.co.uk or contact Juliet at oxborrow1@aol.com if you’d like to pay by cheque or reserve a table. All money raised will go towards the next stage of our campaign to secure affordable houses and workspace…

‘Well done and listen to this!’

Loads of comments have gone to the SDNPA re. the Santon/LDC planning app – they will appear on their website in due course.

If you didn’t have time, don’t worry – do it now! They will continue to accept comments until a decision is made (most probably the Autumn) even though the formal consultation period has now ended.

Meanwhile, enjoy this! From our very own Arthur Brown – ‘Lewes Developer Blues’ – Press Details to hear

You can buy the CD with the additional song ‘Phoenix Rising’ at LaPortes and Si’s Sounds for £5. All proceeds to support our campaign for affordable homes and workspace on the Phoenix!

Industry will be driven to wall if Lewes’s Phoenix Estate is relocated

Great letter in the Sussex Express, now online, written by Matt Kent, prospective independent candidate for Lewes http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/letters/industry-will-be-driven-to-wall-if-lewes-s-phoenix-estate-is-relocated-1-6710508   After reading Clive Hobden’s letter (Sussex Express, April 17th 2015), I was left wondering whether he had been down to North Street, Lewes, recently to see all the great industry, creativity and jobs that he quite…

Phoenix Estate Lewes Creative Community

Fantastic new website from the makers and artists on the Phoenix estate. http://www.phoenixartscollective.co.uk/ Over the last eight years, a grassroots artistic community has sprung up on a 15-acre Industrial Estate, due to much hard graft, luck and passion. The businesses here are incredibly diverse, representing virtually every discipline of arts and crafts, at the highest…

Here’s how we would do it

Here are first visuals of how Lewes Phoenix Rising would look to renovate the Phoenix Ironworks. We’ve focused on bringing these Victorian iron and brick structures to life to create large-scale, light-filled space for workshops, cultural and community venues and enterprises of all kinds. Plans include a riverside walk along the flood wall. A walkway…

Town Council objects to North St planning app.

Town Council objects to North St planning application At the planning committee meeting on April 14, Lewes Town Council agreed to object to the Santon and Lewes District Council (LDC) planning application for North Street. Why? Displacement of businesses on site would lead to the loss of jobs and the loss of the economic cluster…

Fantastic Campaign from RIBA – Build A Better Britain

RIBA have just started the Build a Better Britain Campaign About the campaign From the biggest cities to the smallest villages, what we decide to build shapes every aspect of our lives. That’s why, at RIBA, we champion better buildings, communities and the environment. It’s crunch time The General Election is just around the corner.…

Meeting for LPR signatories this Monday 30th March

Where: Con Club, 139 High St, Lewes (Click here for map) When: Monday 30 March – 7.30pm prompt Lewes Phoenix Rising signatories and supporters are warmly invited to a meeting this Monday (30 March) at the Con Club, 139 High St, Lewes, starting at 7.30pm. The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss the Santon/LDC planning application and consultation process.…

Tips for responding to North St planning app

Guidance on how to make your representations to the SDNPA on the LDC/Santon planning application for North Street. N.B. There will be a meeting for LPR signatories at the Con Club, 7.30pm, Monday 30th March (Map) Formal consultation period. We have received this clarification from the SDNPA: ‘In recognition of the volume of material to…