Have your say on Lewes Phoenix proposals
March 14, 2023
The consultation period for a major plan to build a new community of 700 homes and cultural, business and flexible workspace in Lewes has now opened.
Human Nature (Lewes) Ltd has submitted a planning application to the South Downs National Park Authority for the redevelopment of the North Street Industrial Estate and Springman House, in North Street, Lewes.
The proposals are phased. One element of the consultation relates to proposals for full planning permission to demolish existing buildings, construct flood defences, highways improvements, and the construction of buildings, of up to five storeys, to provide 44 dwellings.
Outline planning permission is being sought for further phases that would include buildings of up to six storeys comprising 656 dwellings, as well as up to 3,279m2 business, employment and flexible workspace.
The outline plans propose new parking provisions focusing on a mobility hub off The Causeway, highway improvements, including a realignment of North Street and Phoenix Place, a recycling and re-use centre, and construction of a new footbridge over the River Ouse and a riverside pedestrian walkway.
People now have until 21 April to submit comments via the National Park Authority’s Public Access System.
Kelly Porter, Major Projects Lead, said: “This is a major planning application on brownfield land in Lewes. The site is allocated for development in our Local Plan and this formal consultation period is a chance for people to have their say on the proposals.
“It’s really important that people comment on the application via the National Park Authority’s public access system, rather than via online petitions, other websites or comments on social media as there’s no guarantee we will receive their comments.”
Visit the public access system at https://planningpublicaccess.southdowns.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search for reference number SDNP/23/00526/OUT to make a comment and view the plans in detail. The direct link is also here: SDNP/23/00526/OUT – North Street Quarter
A QR code is below that can be scanned and will take you to the link.
It is hoped a decision will be made on the proposals by the autumn.