THE North Street Quarter development in Lewes will receive £10 million from the Housing Infrastructure Fund.

The fund is a government capital grant programme to help unlock new homes.

The £10 million grant will be used to fund infrastructure including flood defences and riverfront works, land remediation, and new highways and landscaping.

Councillor Andy Smith, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “This announcement demonstrates that the government shares the council’s view about the importance and significance of the North Street Quarter development.

“It is transformative, not just in terms of the built environment, but also in the opportunities it creates for economic, cultural and social prosperity.

“The project will see 416 new homes constructed, 40 per cent of these will be affordable, a health hub for 26,000 patients, 140,000 sq. ft of business space, a riverside promenade and underground public car park.

“This once in a generation development will change lives for generations to come.”

The scheme was previously agreed by the South Downs National Park Authority and a large team of experts are on site.

John Gosnell and Co is soon to relocate to its new home on Malling Brooks Industrial Estate. It is known as the ‘soap factory,’ a manufacturer of cosmetics and home fragrances.