On 11 April 2019, the detailed plans for the landscape and appearance of Lewes North Street Quarter phases 2 & 3 were approved by the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA).
North Street Quarter was given planning permission in May 2016 to regenerate the area between North Street and the River Ouse providing 416 homes, commercial space, a health hub and a public car park, along with significant improvements to the area along the river. This included outline permission for the whole scheme and full planning permission for the first phase of the development, comprising the health hub, car park, business space and the majority of the affordable homes.
Phases 2 & 3 comprise 178 homes in the western part of the scheme. The planning application for the appearance and landscape of this area deals with the architectural style and proposed materials of the buildings, as well as landscaping elements such as the new riverside walk, the courtyards and planting schemes. The proposals were shown to the public at an exhibition in October 2018 and feedback from the event helped shape the final plans.
Computer generated image at the North Street Quarter website