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…

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.…

Sign the petition! Urgent!

SIGN UP NOW! Lewes District Council should rethink plans for the Phoenix / North Street Estate https://www.change.org/p/lewes-district-council-lewes-district-council-should-rethink-plans-for-the-phoenix-north-street-estate Councillor Joanne Carter launched this petition to urge Lewes District Council and Santon to work together with Lewes Phoenix Rising to get a better development that meets the needs of the community and the town as a whole.…

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…

‘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…

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…