Norman Baker calls on East Sussex County Council for a public review of St Anne's site sale

Norman Baker MP and Lewes ESCC Councillor Rosalyn St Pierre have called for a public review into the process that East Sussex County Council has gone through to sell the former St Anne’s School site.

Lewes residents have raised questions about the process of the sale and although a public meeting organised by local residents was held earlier this week, many people do not feel they are having their questions answered.

Cllr Rosalyn St Pierre said: “Many residents have asked that the sale of St Anne’s came under review when questions started to be asked about the lack of consistent information being provided to potential bidders and the lack of answers being provided by the County Council.

“This is a site where we should seeking best value and addressing the community needs that people want but doing so in a way that is not transparent and causes confusion is not the way to proceed. It is for this reason I have requested that a full review in public takes place”

Norman says “I want my constituents to receive the answers they are seeking from East Sussex County Council in the interests of transparency and as of yet that this has not happened.

"I hope this public review of the process will enable people to have these questions answered”.

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