Lewes Phoenix Rising has submitted its representations to the LDC on the Lewes District Local Plan, for the deadline of 11th July. These were written with the help of Dominic Lawson Bespoke Planning, with advice from Clive Newberry QC. The latter will represent us at the public consultation meeting in the Autumn.
As you will be aware, the Local Plan neither acknowledges the existing industries/enterprises on the Phoenix Estate, nor does it take into account the Heritage Assets and long industrial history. We have therefore submitted this evidence for the planners’ consideration. This crucial omission was the trigger for the Phoenix Rising initiative 2 years ago, when Samira Harris of Zu Studios organised a public lobby of LDC under the name ‘Save the Phoenix’.
We will need the help of all existing site users over the next weeks, to complete our economic, cultural and heritage surveys to present at the consultation.
Our comments and redrafted Local Plan is available on the Lewes Phoenix Rising website here.
The Lewes Phoenix Rising Team