The North Street Quarter will be a vibrant, mixed use neighbourhood which will regenerate the area around North Street and the Phoenix Industrial Estate and reconnect it to the heart of Lewes. Located just a five-minute walk from Lewes High Street, the new North Street Quarter will reflect the character of the historic market town and provide a range of amenities for the benefit of all Lewes residents.
Plans for the North Street Quarter have been drawn up in accordance with local planning policy, which requires development on the site to be sustainable and sympathetic to its location on the banks of the River Ouse and adjacent to the South Downs National Park. It must also deliver high levels of affordable housing, provide vital flood defences, create a riverside walkway, create flexible employment space, provide additional off street parking and a healthcare hub serving 26,000 patients.
The North Street Quarter will revitalise this brownfield site, creating a smart new gateway into town. The new riverside walk and footbridge along with new through routes will improve access to the area and reconnect it to the town’s social and cultural hub, the historic High Street. As well as creating several new attractive public spaces and gardens, the project will also fund improvements to existing play spaces at Pells Park and Malling Recreation Ground.
The 15- acre North Street Quarter development has concluded all the legal requir…
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Final amendments to the joint-planning application to regenerate the North Street and Phoenix Industrial Estate were submitted to the South Downs National Park Authority by Lewes District Council and Santon North Street on 19th October 2015. The full application was submitted in March 2015 and public consultation was extended and closed in May, after which we considered feedback from the public and statutory bodies and made more amendments which can be seen at http://planningpublicaccess.southdowns.gov.uk/online-applications/
It is likely the application will go to planning committee in late 2015. After a period of time to complete legal documents, we would expect to see first phases and some relocations complete and the site ready for start on development in 2016. Phase 1 of construction, which includes flood defences, the majority of the affordable housing, workspace and commercial development should be completed in around 2 years.