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Local Plan Consultation – Please share your views!

We have received the following information from Lewes District Council regarding the development of a new Local Plan and the launch of a public consultation.  The Parish Council would like to encourage all residents to follow the link, review the documents and respond, as the Local Plan will determine future planning  policy and what will get built where.

“”Lewes District Council is preparing a new Local Plan which will cover that part of the district outside of the South Downs National Park, and we have published ‘Towards a Lewes Local Plan: Spatial Strategy and Policy Directions’ for public consultation.

The ‘Towards a Local Plan spatial strategy and policies directions’ document makes a key stage in the plan making process and provides the basis for consultation with residents, businesses and organisations on how we should develop the plan area for the future. The document outlines the preferred vision, aims and key planning issues affecting the plan area, as well as proposed policy directions for addressing these and potential locations for new development and growth.

We are now seeking views on the preferred policy directions and options for growth. We are also asking for thought on whether there are any additional policies or growth options we should be considering.

We are asking for comments on the Towards a Lewes Local Plan: Spatial Strategy and Policy Directions document over a 10-week period from Wednesday 29th November 2023 to Thursday 8th February 2024.

The easiest way to respond to this consultation is via our on-line Consultation Portal at  Alternatively, the relevant documents can be downloaded and comments sent in by email or post to:

Paper copies are available to view at Lewes District Council Reception, 6 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2AD.”