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LDC Strategy for North Street site
 
1 hectare = 2.5 acres
1 hectare = 10,000 m2
1 acre = 4,000 m2
1 m2 = 10 ft2
 

Land amounting to approximately 9 hectares at North Street and the neighbouring part of Eastgate is allocated for a mixed-use development that would create a new neighbourhood for the town of Lewes.  A detailed Masterplan is to be prepared in advance of a formal planning application that will indicate the exact development mix based on the following uses and broad quantum of development:

  • Approximately 350 residential units, predominantly focused towards the northern part of the site;
  • Between 4,000 sq metres and 5,000 sq metres of B1a office floorspace;
  • Retail floorspace that meets a qualitative need in the town, predominantly for comparison goods;
  • A hotel;
  • The redevelopment or relocation of the existing food superstore; and
  • Other uses that are deemed to aid in the successful delivery of a new neighbourhood, whilst not undermining the wider function of the town (this could include A2 Financial and Professional Services, A3 Restaurants and Cafes, A4 Drinking Establishments and A5 Hot Food Takeaways).
  • D1 Medical and Health Services and D2 Leisure floorspace.

Development of this site will be delivered in the period between 2015 and 2018 and this will be further expanded upon in the Masterplan, which will be subject to approval from both the National Park Authority and District Council and be developed in consultation with residents, businesses and community groups on site and in the local area.

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Rowntree Report on Urban Extensions, Planning and Participation

This report identifies key issues and lessons for current planning policy and practice concerning the development of new urban extensions. It combines the first-hand learning of practitioners – including the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust at Derwenthorpe in York – with an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the current policy framework, and draws conclusions that are relevant not just to high-profile “eco-towns” but to all new communities in Britain.

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