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Lewes Neighbourhood Plan

Lewes Town Council are preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Lewes.  Further details of the neighbourhood plan preparation are available at the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan webpage.

The following stages and documents have been completed:

Statutory stage Further information & documents
Publicising the Plan Proposal

The SDNPA has published the submitted Lewes NDP for consultation in accordance with Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.  The consultation is running from 9:00 am Monday 11 June to 11:59pm Monday 23 July 2018.

The following documents have been submitted for consultation:

Lewes Neighbourhood Plan – Submission Plan June 2018

Supported by:

Sustainability Appraisal (SA)

Hard copies of the above documents are available to view at:

Lewes Town Council Offices Town Hall, High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2QS

South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

How to comment

Comments on the Plan can be made by:


By Post: Neighbourhood Planning, South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

More information on what your representation should cover is set out in the following guidance note:

Making a Representation – Guidance Note

Any representations may include a request to be notified of the local planning authority’s decision under Regulation 19 in relation to the neighbourhood development plan.


Please send us your responses by 11:59am 23rd July 2018

The SDNPA undertook the following checks on the Lewes NDP submission documents:

Further evidence base documents supporting the preparation of the Lewes NDP can be found at:

Pre-submission consultation on the plan

Lewes Town Council carried out their pre-submission consultation on their draft neighbourhood plan from Monday 8th May until 5pm on Wednesday 21st June.

Details of the plan and supporting documents are available on the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan website.

Designated Neighbourhood Area The SDNPA designated the Lewes Neighbourhood Area on 8 May 2014 following an application from Lewes Town Council.

Consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Area A consultation on an application to designate Lewes Neighbourhood Area was held from 29 January to 14 March 2014.


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