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As nobody's saying much, then I'll begin.

 
 
On 18 Mar 2006 at 9:57pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Has anyone been to the 'phoenix quarter' show at the old market lane garage? Not so much a proposal but a glorified sales pitch. It's all 'look what we're doing for you, aren't we wonderful. You should be bloody grateful'. Charlie boy was down there when I went explaining to all and sundry how he'd reduced the height of one of his monstosities from ten (yes, TEN) stories to 'only five'. 'Bout the same size as county hall then, nothing to worry about. As the proposed river frontage has numerous towers along it which obliterates the view of the town from the malling side of the river, he's very graciously left three 'viewing corridors' between the eyesores. So, good people of Lewes, if you stand in one of three specific positions, you'll be able to see your castle.
You just know how this fiasco is going to turn out. One bed flats for 170k, retail outlets dominated by chains, and a couple more galleries (as if we need anymore). One last point, charlie boy was rather quite when asked how Lewes might cope with another two and a half thousand more people living in the town. Perchance he'll be building another school, dentist and doctors surguries, extending the A&E at the Vic etc........Still we'll all be happly when we can sit outside our very own riverside starbucks having a latte (or laugh).
 
 
On 19 Mar 2006 at 9:11am Chav wrote:
Well, as long as they stick a McDonalds in there I don't mind. Charcoal Grill one day,maccy D's the next. Me and me chicks will be spoilt for choice.
 
 
On 19 Mar 2006 at 12:42pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
A perfectly balanced diet then, Chav.
 
 
On 19 Mar 2006 at 6:32pm mick wrote:
You NIMBY's are so resistant to change.
Wake up Lewes whether you like it or not we are not in the eighteenth century anymore.
 
 
On 19 Mar 2006 at 10:14pm SHS wrote:
If you find yourself on an idyllic unspoilt sandy beach you don't start ruining it by building houses on it or removing the sand. So we're talking about looking after a good little town (rather spoiled already thanks to ESCC). It's fine to change & re-develop, but there's more than one way to do it. If they build the (5, or is it 6?) 8-storey blocks of flats they could build them with giant blocks of chalk or with flint from the local quarry (where's that?). To cater for the extra people and ensure more people visit Lewes to support local traders, we could put a double-track railway between Lewes and Uckfield (why will the govt not pay for infrastructure?), and as already said by TF, add a school, surgery, post-office (ha!), parking, free shuttle-bus and a partridge in a pear tree.


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