Neighbourhood Plan

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.

The Neighbourhood Plan provides sites for 283 houses in addition to those to be provided in the North Street Quarter or the potential Old Malling Farm development.

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.

The Lewes Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the SDNPA website.


Friends of Lewes Consultation Responses on the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan:

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.