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, 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.…

Press release from South Downs National Park

Please see below a press release from the South Downs National Park Authority about amendments to the Santon / LDC plan for North Street. North Street Quarter – Amended Plans and Documents (Planning Application SDNP/15/01146/FUL) Information and making comments Amended plans for the North Street Quarter development in Lewes will soon be available both from the…

Petition update; Watch the David Dimbleby debate; Grow your tenner

Successful Petition presented to Lewes District Council today Having reached over 2,560 signatures, our petition asking Lewes District Council to work with us: https://www.change.org/p/lewes-district-council-lewes-district-council-should-rethink-plans-for-the-phoenix-north-street-estate was formally presented to the council this afternoon. Green Party LDC Councillor Jo Carter and LPR Director Chelsea Renton were given five minutes to present their case to council. A webcast…

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.…

We’ve had the Debate – now let’s get LDC to work with us

Sign the new petition to get LDC / Santon to work with us: Click this line to sign the petition A big thank you to everyone who came to the debate chaired by David Dimbleby ‘How do we develop Lewes: Building the homes we need while keeping the town we love’ on Tuesday evening, 15th…

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…