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.…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Tips for responding to North St planning app

Guidance on how to make your representations to the SDNPA on the LDC/Santon planning application for North Street. N.B. There will be a meeting for LPR signatories at the Con Club, 7.30pm, Monday 30th March (Map) Formal consultation period. We have received this clarification from the SDNPA: ‘In recognition of the volume of material to…