Lewes History Group talk: Reliving the Battle of Lewes (with Battle of Lewes re-enactors) – Monday 11 April 2022, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Jeff Southgate and Francis Burrows (with Battle of Lewes re-enactors)

For its return to physical talks, Lewes History Group welcomes Jeff Southgate and Francis Burrows with their fellow re-enactors, who will bring back to life the knights, their arms and how they fought the battle at Lewes in May 1264.

The talk will cover the lead up to the Battle of Lewes 1264 and the key participants, Simon de Montfort and Henry III and other key characters who fought in the battle, taking the sides of the royalists and the Barons. The focus will be on the clothing, arms, equipment, and importantly how the weapons were used in combat.

The detailed history will be left behind as the re-enactors show us the fighting styles and brutality of 13th Century battlefield and street fighting as happened at Lewes. They will describe and demonstrate how the re-enactment will be displayed for the Battle of Lewes event in the town 14th and 15th May 2022 – the UK’s only battle re-enactment on the streets where the battle took place!

Battle of Lewes Experience 2022

Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)

Entry: Due to limited seating, admission will be by advance ticketing only – no payments on the door. Please book in advance at https://ticketsource.co.uk/lhg

Tickets are FREE for LHG members, and £4 for non-members. We will have lists of ticket-holders at the door, so please bring your Ticketsource booking reference code along.

Member tickets will be available from 21 March, non-members from 1 April. Ticket sales will close at 6:30pm on the day of the talk.

Covid precautions: We would prefer it if you wore a mask while in the hall. We will provide hand-gel dispensers at the door, but we will not be able to serve tea/coffee.

See the Meetings page for a list of  forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.

 

The Crown Inn: Evolution and Restoration – Friends of Lewes talk, Tuesday 15 March 2022, 7:20 for 7.30pm

A Zoom talk

Steven Sparks: The Crown Inn – Evolution and Restoration of a Landmark Building

As many as 120 public houses and inns have existed in Lewes over the years, but few have had a longer unbroken history than the Crown Inn at 192 High Street.

We tend to think that old buildings have always looked more or less as they do now, but documentary evidence shows that in the 17th Century, this one was a 2-storey hostelry called the Black Lyon.

Steven Sparks, who has overseen the recent transformation of this building into 9 apartments and 3 commercial units, tells its story and gives an insight into the challenges of developing a Grade II* listed building.

Those who remember the Crown as it was a few years ago will enjoy seeing the “before and after” photographs, and will appreciate how much care has been taken in its restoration and evolution.

Crown Inn Lewes
The Crown, Lewes, during its transformation. Image courtesy of Sparks Property

The talk will be free, and all are welcome.

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After registering, you will receive an automated confirmation email containing your personal link for joining the meeting.

Please click on that link to attend the talk 10 minutes before it starts.

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Our presenters will be speaking live, and you can ask questions by typing in the Q&A box in Zoom.

See the Diary page for a list of  forthcoming events organised by the Friends of Lewes

 


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Lewes History Group Research Talk: Building a Victorian or Edwardian House – Monday 7 March 2022, 7:25 for 7:30pm start

A Zoom Webinar

Kit Wedd: Building a Victorian or Edwardian House 

Speculatively built and mass-produced, the modest house for the respectable artisan or the aspiring middle class professional is the predominant built form in England’s Victorian suburbs.

Such houses were built in their hundreds of thousands, and today are admired for their architectural character and the quality of their materials and construction.

In this talk, Kit Wedd introduces the people responsible for producing them: the surveyors who laid out the new streets, the developers who raised and risked the investment, and the builders themselves – a roster of craftsmen, technicians and labourers operating in a strict hierarchy based on inherited traditions and skills, but challenged by new technologies and working practices.

Many people in Lewes own a house of this period, so this talk will help us understand how areas such as The Pells, New Road, Lancaster Street, Southover Road, St Anne’s Terrace, infills such as Cleves Terrace, and the area north of The Avenue, were built.

Kit Wedd is an expert on buildings of this period. She has published several books on the topic of house building during this period.  She is a Director of Spurstone Heritage and a trustee of the Victorian Society

Carpenter, Whittock 1842; Kit Wedd - Victoroan Housebuilding
Carpenter, by Whittock 1842; Kit Wedd: Victorian Housebuilding

To join this talk, you need to
1) register your intention in advance
2) receive our confirmation email with a link to the talk
3) click on that link to attend the talk 10 minutes before it starts

Lewes History Group Members can attend these talks for free. They will send members emails with a link to Zoom registration. Then please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 as above. 

Non-members of the LHG can buy a ticket (£4) from TicketSource. The ticket will provide a link to Zoom registration. Then please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 as above.

Please join the webinar at 7:25pm.

We would recommend a computer screen or an iPad as a minimum screen-size for viewing our webinars.

Our presenters will be speaking live, and you can ask questions by typing in the Q&A box in Zoom.

See the Talks page for a list of  forthcoming monthly events organised by the Lewes History Group.

 

Friends of Lewes Members’ Coffee Time Talk on Zoom, Tuesday 8 March 2022, 10:30am

A Zoom talk for Members

Peter Hall: Breaky Bottom Vineyard

Peter Hall will tell us about the Breaky Bottom Vineyard which he runs in Sussex.

“It is my good fortune to have had a French/Italian mother and a French grandfather; Alex Mercier was a great restaurateur in Soho, Le Petit Savoyard, even before the First World War. It was perhaps inevitable that I should develop a deep interest in good wines, and food, since childhood.“

“Breaky Bottom sits in a beautiful secluded fold in the Sussex Downs – wonderfully remote; I planted the vineyard in 1974, seeing the potential offered by a climate similar to that of Champagne and the Loire.  At the same time modern plant science was developing early-ripening varieties, and demand was emerging for clean, elegant cool-climate wines.”

Peter Hall

Peter Hall
Peter Hall

These talks are for members of the Friends of Lewes. If you would like to join FoL, and attend our talks, please find details on our Membership page. We send Zoom links to our members a few days before each talk, so please join in time! You can contact our Membership Secretary via email.

 


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Lewes school children plant a wildlife hedge for 2022!

Members of the Friends of Lewes Trees Committee have helped pupils of Western Road and Southover Schools, aged four to eleven years, to plant 550 mixed native tree whips on their shared playing fields to make a wildlife hedge.

Green United is a Lewes-based organisation which supports schoolchildren in taking action to make the world a better and more sustainable place. In May 2021 they arranged a “Big Ask”, when young people from local schools presented their ideas for environmental action and launched appeals to community groups to ask for their help.

The Trees Committee readily responded to a request from Western Road School to help to create a wildlife hedge between their field and the school car park, to hide the cars and to increase biodiversity on the school grounds.

After several meetings with pupils and staff from both Western Road and Southover Schools, this developed into the idea of each of the 550 children and staff planting one whip to make a bigger and better hedge around 120 metres of the playing field. We then designed a plan so that we could fit 550 whips into the available space as a double hedgerow and chose species that would provide food and shelter for insects, birds, and small mammals.

With the help of parents to prepare the ground, we were ready to begin planting at the end of January 2022. Members of the Trees Committee explained how to plant the whip so that it would grow well and were ready to help break the ground on chalky patches.

The teachers had the lovely idea of photographing each pupil with their whip, next to a picture of their chosen tree, so they could remember what they had planted and find out what it would look like later in the year. Some of the Year 7 children who had first presented the “Big Ask” returned to the schools to add their own little tree to the hedge.

Friends of Lewes Trees Committee members helping to plant a hedgeThe native species chosen were a mix of Common Buckthorn, Blackthorn, Dog Rose, Field Maple, Guelder Rose, Hawthorn, Hazel, Wayfaring Tree, Common Dogwood, and Beech.

It was a wonderful project that was a real privilege to be involved with, not only for the valuable increase of food and habitat for a range of wildlife, but also for the opportunity to work with such committed teachers and enthusiastic children and parents.

We are planning to return to the schools soon to donate and plant a tree and yet more whips – so that those children who have been absent with Covid over the four days of planting can also become part of the hedge-making.

Trees Committee members helping to plant a hedge at the schools’ playing field – click to enlarge

 


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Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 6 January 2022

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 6 January 2022: 

SDNP/21/05587/HOUS: Replace 6no wooden windows with white upvc windows. 30 Cluny Street.
Friends of Lewes object to the application. No elevations are shown and the sections of the proposed frames are very wide compared to the size of the original.

SDNP/21/05718/FUL: Repairs and replacement to existing post and rail wooden fence. Landport Bottom The Motor Road Old Racecourse.
Friends of Lewes support the application and commend the work being undertaken.

SDNP/21/05802/LIS: Proposed works are to remedy damp issues to the Evelyn, Ainsworth and main building rear entrance staircase, internal and external repairs at Lewes Register Office and The Sussex Guild Shop. Southover Grange Southover High Street.
Friends of Lewes comment that this application highlights the need for planned maintenance of this important historic building.

SDNP/21/06027/FUL: Creation of 6.8ha of wetland habitat on land at the north of Lewes Brooks, including the realignment of the existing Cockshut channel with the current route being infilled with spoil, a new channel created and ground works creating a series of pools and raised areas. Construction of a bund to the southern boundary of the site. Alterations to access to site to the site and creation of a circular walk with bridge crossings and some areas of paved footpath. Grazing Land adjacent Stanley Turner Recreation Ground Kingston Road.
Friends of Lewes support the principle of creating the wetland habitat. Making this area more accessible to the public is admirable as long as it does not become a manicured municipal park. The materials used for the bridge crossings and footpath need to be carefully selected to ensure that they blend in with the existing landscape. The success of the project will also depend on ensuring that funding is in place for future maintenance. It is noted that the Marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) that inhabits the area was not identified in the biodiversity report.

The application has not provided a justification for filling in the existing channel which would destroy existing habitats, much used footpaths and a popular site for observing wildlife. It is disappointing that no public consultation was undertaken on this proposal. The Society considers the channels should be retained in parallel with the wetland, if possible.

SDNP/21/06047/HOUS: Replace timber fence with brick wall and erection of porch canopy. 2 Park Road.
Friends of Lewes support the replacement of the timber fence with a brick wall, subject to Highways approving widening of access and ensuring that the existing tree in the pavement is not removed.

SDNP/21/06067/HOUS: Demolition of conservatory and erection of wrap-around extension consisting of front single-storey extension, single storey rising to two-storey side extension and two-storey rear extension. 75 Highdown Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the clumsy design of the extension with the front elevations not fitting in with the existing streetscape.

SDNP/21/06143/HOUS: Single-storey front extension forming balcony above, reconstruction of rear utility space, additional second floor with associated terrace, new external cladding with integrated insulation, additional floor on garage to accommodate home office and storage. Caburn Cuilfail.
Friends of Lewes comment that there is no reasoning to explain the increase of accommodation being proposed, other than the use of an extra floor above the garage as an office. The current building has a simple and elegant design and would be spoilt by the additions being proposed. The use of another range of contrasting building and cladding materials would also introduce a cluttered appearance.

SDNP/21/06357/HOUS: Single storey side extension with alterations to fenestration. 12 Houndean Rise.
Friends of Lewes comment that this is an uninspired scheme with no details of the materials proposed provided in the application.

SDNP/21/06397/FUL: Demolition of existing building and erection of three-storey building consisting of two 2-bedroom apartments. Castle Cottage Castle Ditch Lane.
Friends of Lewes support the principle of redeveloping this site for housing. However, the proposed design is overworked and undermined by the first-floor metal cladding. The Society considers the development of a simple pair of cottages would result in a much better building.

SDNP/20/05799/FUL: The demolition of the Former Pells Church of England Primary School and the erection of 32 affordable residential units (Use Class C3), associated landscaping, car parking, cycle parking and all other associated works. Pells Church Of England Primary School Landport Road.
It would have been helpful if the applicant had submitted a document summarising the changes they have made in the latest batch of documents. Likewise, if each amended drawing highlighted these changes it would be possible to assess ‘before’ and ‘after’ views. It appears that the layouts of the affordable housing blocks have been slightly changed, also the bin and bike stores. Overall, the proposal remains remarkably similar to the earlier version upon which the Society commented that the proposal “remains a dull scheme that no amount of tinkering is likely to resolve”. They have duly tinkered but our comment remains. None of the major reasons for our objection have been addressed and we maintain our objection to this dull, derivative and ill-considered proposal.

SDNP/21/06085/TCA: T1 – Robinia pseudoacacia – remove major deadwood and dead stem from north side of tree – infected with Armillaria at base. T2 – Magnolia grandiflora – fell to ground – dead. 32 King Henrys Road.
Friends of Lewes suggest replacement of the Magnolia with a small, more resilient, tree.

SDNP/21/06277/TCA: 1 X Fir Tree to be felled to ground and not replaced 2 X Horse Chestnut to be felled to ground and not replaced. 6 De Warrenne Road.
Friends of Lewes suggest a replacement with at least one small, resilient tree.

 

The Committee examined the following applications and had no observations to make:

SDNP/21/05253/FUL 171-172 High Street.   Close doorway between 171 and 172 High Street to create two independent retail units and retain change of colour to shop front of 172 High Street.
SDNP/21/05275/HOUS 2 The Riverhouses, South Street.   Wooden deck platform at river end of garden, replace fence and retain and level earthworks to create central lawn.
SDNP/21/05708/CND 11 Keere Street.   Variation of condition 2 to SDNP/18/05621/HOUS and 05738/LIS to change doors to car port, create opening to car port, install doors between dwelling and extension and internal window on rear wall to match existing window.
SDNP/21/07582/FUL Depot Cinema, Pinwell Road.   Exterior keg and laundry store.
SDNP/21/06164/HOUSJ 18 Keere Street.   Timber-framed glazed rear extenson to first floor with timber sliding doors, glass balustrade and timber decking on existing flat roof.
SDNP/21/06388/PNTEL Sussex Police HQ, Malling House, Church Lane, South Malling.   Remove 3 antennas, add 3 antennas, remove 3 RRUs and install 9 RRUs and GPS module.
SDNP/21/06398/PNTEL South Street Car Park, South Street.   1 DSLAM equipment cabinet.
SDNP/21/06412/FUL & 06413/LIS 4 Keere Street.   Retain change of colour to front door and windows.
SDNP/21/06415/PA16 Telecommunications Mast 2 at County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent.   Remove and replace 3 antennas and ancillary equipment.

Planning Application Approved


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Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 2 December 2021

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 2 December 2021: 

SDNP/21/05246/HOUS: Loft conversion with dormer to rear and rooflights to front roof slope. 14 Rufus Close.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed dormer which is too large, the full width of the roof and at ridge height contrary to the Friends of Lewes Design of Dormer Windows Planning Advice Note. The Society also considers the proposals are contrary to 4.1 Roof Extensions to Existing Residential Buildings of the Draft SDNPA Design Guide.

SDNP/21/05253/FUL: Closure of the doorway between 171 and 172 High Street to create two independent retail units and retrospective permission for change of colour to the exterior shop front of 172 High Street. 171-172 High Street.
Friends of Lewes comments that details of the change of colour have not been provided in the application.

SDNP/21/05430/HOUS: Loft conversion with new dormer to the rear and rooflights to the front. Extension of structural opening of ground floor window and new window installed. 24 Morris Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed dormer which is excessive. It would extend across the whole width of the building and to the front edge of the building contrary to the Friends of Lewes Design of Dormer Windows Planning Advice Note. The Society also considers the proposals are contrary to 4.1 Roof Extensions to Existing Residential Buildings of the Draft SDNPA Design Guide.

SDNP/21/05537/HOUS: Erection of double garage. 9 Warren Drive.
Friends of Lewes object to the development within the existing open space, which is out of keeping with the surrounding landscape.

SDNP/21/05538/HOUS: Single storey side extension. 38 Highdown Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed addition to the already extended semi-detached house. The proposals represent an over-development of the site which unbalances the pair of semi-detached houses and would be detrimental to the streetscape.

SDNP/21/05539/LDP: Two storey rear extension. 38 Highdown Road.
Friends of Lewes object to the proposed addition to the already extended semi-detached house. The proposals represent an over-development of the site which unbalances the pair of semi-detached houses and would be detrimental to the streetscape.

SDNP/21/05573/HOUS: Two storey side extension and porch. 41 Firle Crescent.
Friends of Lewes object to the two storey extension which is overdevelopment of the already extended house not in keeping with the existing streetscape. The drawings submitted are unacceptable as they do not clearly show the development proposed.

SDNP/21/05639/PRE: Demolition of all existing buildings and construction of new mixed-use development with 950m2 of commercial floorspace (Use Class E), 61 residential units and associated landscaping, external amenity space and parking. The Malthouse Daveys Lane.
Friends of Lewes would object to the loss of a commercial site to residential use which is not allocated for housing in the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan or the South Downs Local Plan; the latter having a sufficient five year housing supply. The Society considers it important that the central employment area of Malling is maintained with a mix of industrial/business premises for a range of uses.

The site contains the last MOT station in the town, and most of the buildings look quite solid and capable of continued use with evidence of some modernisation works having taken place to the Maltings. Given the embodied carbon within the buildings and the potential increase demand for local employment space arising from the redevelopment of the North Street Quarter the loss of the Daveys Lane units would be short sighted.

The marketing and viability report makes broad statements unsupported by evidence and does not cover all the buildings within the site covered by the proposed redevelopment; particularly Richard Soan roofing, the multi award winning roofing specialist that has used its considerable skills to repair and restore many Lewes properties including important listed buildings.

The Society considers the loss of this commercial site would be contrary to policy SD34 of the South Downs Plan which aims to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities through the promotion and protection of local businesses, without compromising the purposes of the National Park. It also considers the site should be safeguarded in accordance with Policy SD35 which states that The Authority will safeguard all existing employment sites and allocations that are fit for purpose from development proposals for non-employment uses.

The Society considers the massing of the design proposal to be excessive in relation to the surrounding townscape and too high.

SDNP/21/05675/PRE: Redevelopment of Phoenix Industrial Estate. Street Record North Street.
Friends of Lewes has welcomed the meetings that Human Nature has held with the Society to explain their plans for the redevelopment of the Phoenix Industrial Estate. The Society agrees with many of the issues raised by the SDNPA in its comments of 28 October 2021 and looks forward to further discussions about them as the project evolves.

SDNP/21/05888/HOUS: Side dormer and side rooflights. 13 Ferrers Road.
Although the proposed dormer is smaller than in the previous planning application SDNP/20/05616/HOUS that was refused, Friends of Lewes maintains its objection.  The box dormer extends to ridge level and to the front of the building, which distorts the symmetry of the house. The formation of a dormer in the side roof slope would harm the character and appearance of the area and street scene. The design is contrary to the Friends of Lewes Design of Dormer Windows Planning Advice Note and section 4.1 Roof Extensions to Existing Residential Buildings of the Draft SDNPA Design Guide.

 

The Committee examined the following applications and had no observations to make:

SDNP/21/05039/LIS 32 High Street.   Boundary fencing and access gate.
SDNP/21/05313/LIS Malling House, Church Lane.   Replace 4 windows.
SDNP/21/05337/HOUS 12 Garden Street.   Painting front of house and front door.
SDNP/21/05387/LIS 1 Mount Pleasant.   Repair tiling, check timber structure, upgrade and add restraint straps to roof, remove and replace render, overhaul chimney, repair joinery, upgrade rainwater goods and redecorate south and west elevations.
SDNP/21/05585/HOUS 26 The Avenue.   Remove and replace windows.
SDNP/2/1/05714/HOUS 26 Windover Crescent.   Part single, part two-storey side and rear extension, convert garage and replace all windows.
SDNP/21/05749/FUL Flat 1, King Henry’s Road.   Remove and replace French doors.
SDNP/21/05751/HOUS 38 The Meadows.   Single-storey side extension with flat roof.
SDNP/21/05766/LDP 10 Clare Road.   Alter rear windows and doors and projected new window with seating.
SDNP/21/05877/CND 3 Laundry Cottages, Southover High Street.   Remove condition 3, 4, 5 of planning applciations SDNP/21/03386/HOUS.
SDNP/21/05685/HOUS 1 Rotten Row.   Single storey rear extension.

Planning Application Approved


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Friends of Lewes Planning Committee Report 4 November 2021

Representations made on planning applications following the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 4 November 2021: 

SDNP/21/04794/FUL: Proposed office and ancillary facilities to support business on site. The Forecourt Court Road Car Park Court Road.
Friends of Lewes support the principle of vehicle hire as a way of reducing car ownership in Lewes. However, this site is allocated for housing in the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan and has planning permission for nine dwellings under SDNP/16/01618/FUL. The Society objects to the proposed development which it considers to be inappropriate in the context of the adjacent Conservation Area and because it is contrary to the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan.

SDNP/21/04807/HOUS: Internal alterations and installation of new rooflight. 80B High Street.
Friends of Lewes comment that further details of the rooflight proposed should be provided.

SDNP/21/05231/HOUS: loft conversion with front rooflights and rear dormer, basement extension and internal alterations. 13 Mount Pleasant.
Friends of Lewes support the design of the rear dormer.

SDNP/20/05799/FUL: The demolition of the Former Pells Church of England Primary School and the erection of 32 affordable residential units (Use Class C3), associated landscaping, car parking, cycle parking and all other associated works. Pells Church Of England Primary School Landport Road.
Friends of Lewes consider the revised proposal to be an improvement on its predecessor and the additional landscaping is welcomed. However, the Society disputes claims that the new scheme is landscape led. It remains a mediocre scheme that no amount of tinkering is likely to improve. The generic house designs are disappointingly poor and take no account of orientation or the specific opportunities unique to this site. The dull elevations look the same as many similar developments elsewhere using off the shelf designs. The layout is not pedestrian or bike friendly and will add 46 more vehicles to the congestion and pollution already experienced in Landport, with its single narrow vehicle access to the Offham Road. Cyclists still have no safe route into the town and the shared space proposed at the east end of the site is likely to be hazardous to children.

The back gardens of nos. 29-32 are disproportionately large (much bigger than adjacent existing gardens). If these houses were pushed back southwards, more amenity space could be given to the public realm – a screened public seating area for example. Pedestrian access from units 29-32 is blocked by a parking bay – not helpful for buggies, wheelchairs etc.

The flats remain poorly planned:

  • Flats 1-4, 9-12 have most of their habitable rooms facing north west, so will receive no sun until late afternoon.
  • The living/dining rooms in flats 15-18 similarly face north west.
  • The long entrance corridors, past bedrooms and bathroom to get to the living room, have not addressed the Society’s objection.
  • Many flats have entrance doors that open directly into the Living/Dining area without an entrance lobby – both impractical and energy wasteful.
  • Many of the flats look out onto bleak areas of tarmac and parked cars

Friends of Lewes remain disappointed that the development proposed fails to take the opportunity to deliver a high quality design, using a landscape driven approach. The Society therefore maintains its objection.

SDNP/21/05294/TCA: two yew trees; there are three yew trees in close proximity and none is flourishing as a result. I should like to fell two and replace them with other trees subject to your advice. Rotten Row House Rotten Row.
A member of the Friends of Lewes Tree Committee would be happy to arrange a visit to offer free advice on a replacement if the applicant contacts the Society via arboretum@friends-of-lewes.org.uk

 

The Committee examined the following applications and had no observations to make:

SDNP/21/04645/HOUS 9A St John’s Terrace.   Shed and enlarge conservatory.
SDNP/21/04762/LDE Unts 1-5, The Mallings Business Centre, 112 Malling Street.   Use of rear units 1-5 as being in use as office for over ten years.
SDNP/21/04899/TCA 3 Manor Terrace, Potters Lane. New door, decking and reconfiguration of windows.
SDNP/21/05029/HOUS & 05030/LIS Retrospective installation of lavatory, sink and storage cupboard in Chalk Gallery.
SDNP/21/05045/CND 1 East Way.   Variation of Condition 2 for application SDNP/20/05034/HOUS.   Relocate vehicle access and crossover from rear to front.
SDN/21/05068/TCA Busy Bees Nursery, St James Street.   Scoping Opinion for residential-led mixed use development at Phoenix Site, North Street.
SDNP/21/05322/HOUS 37 North Way.   Single storey rear extension.
SDNP/21/05372/HOUS 46 Morris Road.   Single storey rear extension, remove rear chimney, new tile hanging to front bay, replacement windows and front door.
SDNP/21/04598/HOUS 20 Fitzjohns Road.   Lean-to and garden shed.
SDNP/21/05121/HOUS 107 Spences Lane.   Side extension and landscaping garden.
SDNP/21/05313/LIS Malling House, Church Lane.   Replace four windows.


Planning Application Approved

 


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Seedy Saturday Lewes, Lewes Town Hall, Saturday 5 February, 10am to 3pm

Seed swap, seeds and plants for sale, talks and workshops – in Lewes Town Hall

Seedy Saturday Leaflet 2022Talks in the lecture room:

10.30am Dave Goulson “Gardening for Bumble Bees” £3 limited seats so booking is essential on Eventbrite

12.30 Thomas Daniell, “Soil Food Web Gardening” Free but limited seats so booking is essential on Eventbrite

Also Willow Weaving workshops (build a plant obelisk with Christiane Gunzi) see Common Cause’s website for booking information

For more information visit Common Cause: Seedy Saturday

 


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Protecting Lewes’s Precious Groundwater – Friends of Lewes talk, Tuesday 18 January 2021, 7:20 for 7.30pm

A Zoom talk

Aimee Felus: Protecting our Precious Groundwater – The Aquifer Partnership (TAP)

TAP’s Programme Delivery Manager Aimee will tell us about their work to protect the aquifer which supplies Lewes with our drinking water, and will explain how we can all help with this.

One way in which we can do our bit is to create raingardens. Discover how we can embrace the rain, slow it down, and soak it in. We will be safeguarding our groundwater, helping wildlife to flourish, and also protecting against flooding in the process.

Aquifer Artwork with logoThe Aquifer Partnership (TAP) protects precious groundwater for our towns and downs

The talk will be free, and all are welcome.

Please click to Register in advance for this talk

After registering, you will receive an automated confirmation email containing your personal link for joining the meeting.

Please click on that link to attend the talk 10 minutes before it starts.

We would recommend a computer screen or an iPad as a minimum screen-size for viewing our webinars.

Our presenters will be speaking live, and you can ask questions by typing in the Q&A box in Zoom.

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