… 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 Phoenix Estate / North St. so do come for discussion about development in the town generally. Further details on our Events page.
Some people have queried the make-up of the debate panel and the absence of Lewes District Council leadership. Over the last three months we have approached the LDC leadership and Cabinet repeatedly requesting representation on the panel as we thought it essential to hear their vision and policies for Lewes.
Every single Conservative councillor was either unavailable, away or didn’t reply. We also asked for an LDC officer, but the Chief Executive said it would not be appropriate. Santon also did not take up our invitation.
We would be delighted, even at this late date, if a member of LDC leadership were to offer to be on the panel as there are urgent issues to discuss such as the new development sites. If you are part of the LDC leadership or cabinet, please email us if you would be happy to take part.