Bus station redevelopment

lewes_bus_station_1000.jpgSeveral dozen residents have submitted objections to the proposed removal and redevelopment of the Bus Station in Lewes following publicity by Lewes Lib Dems.

The good news for those that were unable to make an objection before the original deadline is that the deadline has now been extended to the 15th June.

Please help to save this important community asset by submitting an objection today. Note that this is a new set of plans. If you raised an object to the previous application, then you must object again.

The Generator Group, which now owns the site, is proposing to demolish the bus station and garage buildings and to replace these with 3 houses, 37 flats, and ground floor commercial space for offices or shops in buildings 5 stories high. There will be no affordable housing and the building is completely out of character with our beautiful town.

Your Lib Dem team in Lewes has been working hard behind the scenes with other parties and groups to ensure that Lewes retains a bus station that is both in the centre of town and central to our ability to save our natural world.

Please use the link below to submit an objection by the 15th June 2022. We suggest that you use the following objections:
• The plans do not meet the South Downs National Park's requirements for 50% affordable housing,
• The proposed alternative sites will remove greenspace and cause traffic jams, and do not provide the facilities for drivers or passengers,
• The proposed buildings do not meet the SDNP policy on zero-carbon homes,
• The proposed buildings and number of units are out of scale with the site and the surrounding area, and the design does not fit with the character of the Town.
Please submit your objection today!

SDNP/22/02197/FUL | Demolition of existing buildings and construction of mixed-use development comprising 3 houses (Class C3), 37 self-contained flats (Class C3) and 192m2 of ground floor commercial space (Class E), with associated access alterations, landscaping and parking. | Former Bus Station Eastgate Street Lewes East Sussex BN7 2LP (southdowns.gov.uk)

If you haven't submitted an objection before, then you can sign up to the planning portal using the link below:
https://planningpublicaccess.southdowns.gov.uk/online-applications/ and click on “Register”.

Click on register to register and fill out your details. Click on the link in the email they send you to complete the account registration. You can then log in and go to “Search”, “Planning” then “Simple Search”. (They don’t make it easy.) Or just click on this link:

https://planningpublicaccess.southdowns.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application

Enter “ SDNP/22/02197/FUL” in the Search box.

An alternative way to object is to send an email to [email protected] titling your email “Objection: SDNP/22/02197/FUL”.
Please include the following in your email:
• your objection,
• your full name and address, and
• state that you are a member of the public.

Thank you,

Your Lewes Town Lib Dem Team


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