SDNPA Planning Committee approve plans for North Street Quarter development

The National Park Authority’s planning committee has approved, in principle, Santon and Lewes District Council’s joint plans for the North Street Quarter development. Final permission being granted on this significant application will depend on a number of conditions being met and this work has now been delegated to the SDNPA’s Director of Planning in conjunction with the Chair of Planning.

Margaret Paren, Chair of the South Downs National Park Authority, said:

“This is a major application which our planning committee has considered in detail – listening closely to all viewpoints. We recognise that our decision won’t be universally welcomed but we believe that it offers the best possible use of this brownfield site for the future of Lewes and the people who live here, including much-needed flood defences and drainage for the whole town and space for recreational facilities.”