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On 11 Nov 2016 at 11:55am Harry wrote:
For the last three days there have been surveyors at work on the site, in Monks Way and Old Malling Way. Anyone know more?
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On 11 Nov 2016 at 7:31pm Shazza wrote:
I trust that the surveyors are aware of the floods of October 2000, in which the lower part of Monks Way was flooded, and a number of of local residents had to leave their homes, often for several months, whilst their houses dried out and were repaired.
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On 11 Nov 2016 at 7:57pm Southstreeter wrote:
@Shazza , yes of course they'll be aware .
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On 12 Nov 2016 at 12:28pm Tpl wrote:
A lovely big area of land get loads if affordable houses on there
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On 12 Nov 2016 at 12:32pm Geezer wrote:
That's a much better place to build 400 houses on than the Phoenix is and doesn't displace loads of local businesses and creative energy
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On 12 Nov 2016 at 4:52pm Towney wrote:
Creative energy????? Have you seen them over there.....don't think most of them have done a days work in their life, or had a bath!!!!!
They only day they get creative is on benefits day
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On 12 Nov 2016 at 11:17pm The trouble is... wrote:
Redeveloping Phoenix doesn't even scratch the surface of the homes needed.
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On 13 Nov 2016 at 11:31am John Stockdale wrote:
Harry, the surveyors have said they are working for the farmer. That suggests they are preparing a planning application for the site since it will require some adjustments to road layout at Monks Way. And the developer will have to agree a proposal with the ESCC.
Geezer, the planning permission for the Phoenix is a done deal. The 240 at OMF are required to meet the Governments housing target for Lewes up to 2030. As 'The trouble is ...' points out we need all the houses we can get for a population that is growing at a rate of 300k per year.
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On 13 Nov 2016 at 11:53am GTom Pain wrote:
It's very mysterious how we're told that the plummeting birth rate has made immigration an economic necessity and yet the population is growing by 300k per year. Thinking about it, there must be more than 300 k towns in the country which means one extra person per town per year! Hardly a crisis.


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