The Neighbourhood Plan drawn up by the Lewes Town Council was adopted by the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) in April 2019. The Friends of Lewes was represented on the Town Council’s Steering Group.
It allocates sites for housing development in the town in the period until 2030 consistent with the policies in the South Downs Local Plan which was adopted in July 2019.
During the Consultation about the Neighbourhood Plan, the Friends of Lewes expressed the strong view that greenfield sites must not be put forward for housing and that social housing could be built over the top of low lying car parks in the town to reach the target figure.
Friends of Lewes Consultation Responses on the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan:
- Friends of Lewes statement on the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan and upcoming referendum, February 2019
- Friends of Lewes comments in response to the formal consultation on the submitted Lewes Neighbourhood Development Plan, July 2018
- Friends of Lewes comments on the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan Pre-Submission Draft, June 2017
- FoL Response to the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan Draft Planning Policies Consultation Report of November 2015, December 2015
To explore other Friends of Lewes statements and submissions on this, use the search box at top right, and see the Friends of Lewes Newsletters.