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.…

Only 4 days left to comment on the latest Santon / LDC Plans!

Only 4 days left to comment on the latest Santon/LDC plans before 16th November deadline! Email planning@lewes.gov.uk, citing planning application SDNP/15/01146/FUL. See what we had to say You can read the full Lewes Phoenix Rising objection, responding to Santon’s amended plans, here. To make your own comments, go to http://planningpublicaccess.southdowns.gov.uk/online-applications/. Search for application SDNP/15/01146/FUL and…

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.…

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…

Updated survey of Phoenix Estate July 2014

All businesses surveyed, with exception of those to South of Phoenix Place : CA Car Parts, Coach Company, Wenban Smith and Gosnells, Soap Factory (and Storage Containers, North St). 2 of these are intending to relocate to Malling Brooks (Wenban Smith, Gosnells) Total: 50 businesses on remainder of site. 7 Centres for the Arts, comprising…