Pavement repairs in Lewes

Highway Maintenance – The Conservation of Character

East Sussex County Council has proposed that future repairs to the pavements in Lewes town’s conservation area will be made with a single use bituminous macadam, except for the High Street from Cliffe Bridge to Irelands Lane, where the present paving slabs and brick paviors would be reinstated.

The result of this proposal would mean pavements outside of this designated area could look like this permanently:

Pavement repair, Lewes High Street

The Friends of Lewes Executive Committee objects to the proposals which we feel would be detrimental to the character of the historic core of the town of Lewes. We intend to set up a small working group within the Friends of Lewes to clarify the County Council proposals and better understand the consequences, particularly on streets where enhancement works have been undertaken.

If there are FoL Members willing to assist with this work or help identify streets and twittens that should be subject to special protection, please get in touch.

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