Lewes Former Magistrates Court Development

The Friends of Lewes Society has carefully considered the revised plans for a hotel and retail development on the site of the former Magistrates Court (SDNP/14/01650/FUL).  It has indicated to the National Park Authority that as the plans stand it objects to them and to the associated demolition of the  Magistrates Court, as the design of the replacement building is not an improvement to the conservation area.

However the Society accepts that if the building cannot be used as a Court, a hotel and shops are suitable for the site.  The Society is in touch with the developer to see whether any amendments can be made to the plans to meet the concerns it has over the proposed design.