Protest over Lewes industrial site plan

Phoenix Industrial Estate protesters outside Pelham House

Phoenix Industrial Estate protesters outside Pelham House

First published in News

Protesters have taken to the streets armed with placards to fight plans to demolish part of Lewes.

The district council’s core strategy plan outlines how the Phoenix Industrial Estate could be redeveloped.

But campaigners gathered outside Pelham House  on Thursday, December 6 to express their anger at the plan, which was being discussed at a council meeting inside.

The masterplan could pave the way for 350 homes, up to 5,000 square metres of office space, retail space, a hotel and redeveloping or relocating the Waitrose supermarket.

But campaigners say the area, which is home to a collection of old warehouses, is a thriving business community.

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12:43pm Sat 8 Dec 12

GRUMPAH says...

Hah! Another progressive scheme about to be smothered by the 'do good, green welly' brigade!!
Hah! Another progressive scheme about to be smothered by the 'do good, green welly' brigade!! GRUMPAH
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1:02pm Sat 8 Dec 12

BrightonArchitect says...

The people of Lewes protesting about something? What a surprise. Why not keep the town exactly the same for ever? Don't worry about housing need or employment...
The people of Lewes protesting about something? What a surprise. Why not keep the town exactly the same for ever? Don't worry about housing need or employment... BrightonArchitect
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1:39pm Sat 8 Dec 12

BHAupnorf says...

Great image, how very 'Lewes'
Great image, how very 'Lewes' BHAupnorf
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9:58pm Sat 8 Dec 12

John Steed says...

its been a triving business area for over a hundred years why should that stand in the way of progress, ensure that the redevelopement includes affordable small units, I'd love it to remain unchanged as my name is to found in the structure of one of the iron works buildings, but lets be fair all the rest is just a collection of corrigated warehouses suited for the era they were erected for, not the 21st century and maybe the council could be shamed into replacing the houses they demolished in spring gardens and nile street
its been a triving business area for over a hundred years why should that stand in the way of progress, ensure that the redevelopement includes affordable small units, I'd love it to remain unchanged as my name is to found in the structure of one of the iron works buildings, but lets be fair all the rest is just a collection of corrigated warehouses suited for the era they were erected for, not the 21st century and maybe the council could be shamed into replacing the houses they demolished in spring gardens and nile street John Steed
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7:12am Sun 9 Dec 12

oooohhhhh says...

What is being proposed here looks to be a sensible, balanced mixed-use development, providing homes and jobs at a time when they are badly needed. Get on with it - the sooner the better.
What is being proposed here looks to be a sensible, balanced mixed-use development, providing homes and jobs at a time when they are badly needed. Get on with it - the sooner the better. oooohhhhh
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