NEWS! LPR announces formal planning application – and we need your help.

Lewes Phoenix Rising is very pleased to announce that we are to submit a formal outline planning application for part of the North Street/Phoenix development site. We have started fund-raising for the £20,000 required to bring our Masterplan for Phoenix Place (3.5 acres of the 15 acre site) up to the level of detail required,…

“….they can move to Newhaven.”

“…they can move to Newhaven” This is the response we at Lewes Phoenix Rising have heard on a number of occasions from some Lewes District Council (LDC) officers and members, in response to our concerns regarding the lack of suitable or affordable space for small businesses and social enterprises if their development plans for the…

LPR representations on Local Plan

Dear All,

The Lewes District Local Plan is about to be examined in public by a planning inspector. The examination lasts two weeks, starting on 20 January, and takes place in the East Platinum Lounge (you couldn’t make it up!) at the Amex Stadium.

The plan for North Street is will be looked at on Thursday 22 January, from 9.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend. Lewes Phoenix Rising (LPR) will be represented in the discussion, led by the inspector, about the policy for North Street and Eastgate.

Our position is set out in the attached statement and appendices. We believe that we have strong arguments to over-turn the existing policy which will in turn severely hamper the Santon/LDC planning application.

This is the first part of our strategy for 2015 to challenge the current approach to the Phoenix Estate. The team is now working on the rest of our plans for this year, which we will let you know about in the next week or so.

Happy New Year to everyone and, as ever, thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

The LPR Team

Download the LPR Representations – 655KB PDF File

Download the LPR Appendix to the Representations – 2.1MB PDF FIle

Final roadshow date – Friday 12 December

Dear Supporters, Just a reminder that our final public consultation event is on Friday 12 December at Landport Youth Centre, Landport Road, BN7 2SU, 5pm to 9pm. Come and see full details of our alternative redevelopment proposals for the Phoenix Industrial Estate – including the full masterplan, a 3-D model, animated fly-through – plus the…

September Update on The Phoenix Rising Estate proposal

Dear All, Lewes Phoenix Rising is now developing its proposals at the request of Lewes District Council and Santon. We have previously provided them with our outline development plan and costings model. They have now asked for our fully-costed plans and cash flow, in terms of how we intend to fund and deliver a viable…

Sussex Express – Phoenix Estate in Lewes blighted by uncertainty

Article in Sussex Express on the Phoenix Estate / North Street Qtr. Phoenix Estate in Lewes blighted by uncertainty – Sussex Express Full article Mr Baker said: “Today I saw an array of wild creativity and innovation. The area is a hive of productive activity, providing work space and venues for artisans, manufacturing, community and educational…

Press Statement from Norman Baker MP Regarding Phoenix Estate

Lewes MP meets businesses set to be displaced by one of the largest developments in Lewes Norman Baker Lib Dem MP for Lewes, visited the Phoenix Estate, North Street in Lewes to see for himself the workshops that are under threat from proposed development. In all, there are over 50 small and medium size businesses…