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.…

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…

Santon fall short again

Santon/LDC’s latest plans for the provision of employment space at North Street continue to fall far short of the needs of the town. Click here for survey of businesses currently on the Phoenix Lewes Phoenix Rising’s plans provide nearly 7,000 sqm of basic, adaptable workspace within the modestly refurbished buildings of the historic Phoenix Ironworks.…

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…

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…

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.…