LPR and LDC meet to discuss future of creative industries

Lewes Phoenix Rising and Lewes District Council meet to discuss creative industries and the relocation of Phoenix businesses Following the SDNPA’s approval of the LDC/Santon planning application last Thursday, Lewes Phoenix Rising (LPR) is intending to find, acquire and independently develop a site in Lewes to resurrect, reassemble and refurbish the Phoenix Ironworks structures as…

Phoenix March attracts 1,000! (We counted them! Twice!)

WOW! The Phoenix March through Lewes on Saturday, led by Mayor Susan Murray Attendance ranged from 850 to over 1,000 as people of all ages and walks of life protested the threat to Lewes’ independent businesses, community and unique character if the Santon/LDC plans get the go-ahead from the South Downs National Park Authority this Thursday.…

Phoenix March, SDNPA Decision and LPR in the News

Saturday 5th December – Phoenix March 10am Join businesses, artists, makers and users of the Phoenix Estate to protest the destruction of employment, enterprise and community if the Santon/LDC plan goes ahead. Bring a banner and dress in the colours of the Phoenix. Meet at Phoenix Place at 10am. Download the poster here 10 December…

Only 4 days left to comment on the latest Santon / LDC Plans!

Only 4 days left to comment on the latest Santon/LDC plans before 16th November deadline! Email planning@lewes.gov.uk, citing planning application SDNP/15/01146/FUL. See what we had to say You can read the full Lewes Phoenix Rising objection, responding to Santon’s amended plans, here. To make your own comments, go to http://planningpublicaccess.southdowns.gov.uk/online-applications/. Search for application SDNP/15/01146/FUL and…

Overwhelming support for latest LPR Plans!

Only  12  days left to comment on the latest Santon/LDC plans before the 16 November deadline! Email planning@lewes.gov.uk, citing planning application SDNP/15/01146/FUL Overwhelming support for latest LPR plans Last week’s public consultation on our updated plans for part of the Phoenix Estate, ‘Phoenix Works’, attracted well over 500 people and overwhelming public support. A big…

Dimbleby Debate Questions!

Thank you … to all those who submitted questions for the Development Debate chaired by David Dimbleby at Lewes Town Hall, 15 September, 7.30pm.  If yours has been selected we’ll contact you later this week, then you can ask it in person on the night! Please note, the debate intends to discuss ALL development in Lewes, not just…

Santon in Viva Lewes

Letter to Sussex Express. I am perplexed by the comment made by Clive Wilding of Santon, the developer of North St, in his and Rob Blackman’s (Leader of LDC) interview in Viva Lewes this month. Regarding the displacement of the 50 businesses, dozens of self-employed and social and creative enterprises currently on site, in favour of…

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…