We are participating in the ‘Sounding Group’ in conjunction with Lewes Town Partnership, Friends of Lewes and the Chamber of Commerce that is working with The Santon Group to guide its approach to consultation and the master-planning process. It is very important that this process includes views from all elements of the town, and not just the vocal minorities. Through the Town Partnership network all groups are represented.
We are seeking to ensure that the forthcoming Local Plan is robust in its reflection of all the evidence based documents that informed the plan for North Street, including the outcome of the Lewes Community Land Trust submission following our public consultation exercise in 2010. In particular we are concerned that master-planning for the site should be community-led, not left to the developer.