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Pinwell Road

On 23 May 2008 at 7:36pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I think this topic deserves it's own thread.
What the hell is going on?
Is there a competition to uglify this town?
The "artist's impression" of Martin Elliott's latest offering to the town is probably the worst development yet - I hope he is embarrassed about it as it's the same as what is kept in Eccles' underpants!
And, to add insult to injury, the "artist" has included some letters on the glass front of the restaurant - these letters spell "Ciao".
What a load of testicles!
On 23 May 2008 at 8:40pm Janet Street Preacher wrote:
I'm bloody glad I don't live in the houses in Friars Walk that back on to it. They probably have a really nice view out the back at the moment. I know someone who had to fight the planners to have a decent sized dormer on his house because they said it was out of character, some old rubbish about it dominating the roof line, eve though virtually noone could see it.
How the **** can they justify that attitude and then allow stuff like Pinwell road to go through?
AND its only going to have 5 parking spaces absolutely incredible.
AND it was designed by BBM the same people who did the odd house a bit further down that got infested with moths because they used lambs wool to insulate it.
AND he's got the bus station OMFG.
On 23 May 2008 at 10:17pm Get real wrote:
How can you "uglify" an old, run down area that's not being used for anything.
What exactly do you think that the people of Friar's walk see out of the back window...the hanging gardens of Babylon perhaps, Sydney opera house, heards of wilderbeast sweeping majestically across the plain ???, Nope....A BLOODY RAILWAY STATION....delightful
On 23 May 2008 at 11:50pm sashka wrote:
What residents, and visitors currently see is an attractive row of georgian terraced houses, a wonderfully well maintained Harveys depot, and a wonderful award winning Listed station. there is some untidy crap inbetween that is a car park which could easily be improved at low cost.
Is these plans go ahead, residents of Landsdowne place will see nothing, because the buildings are massive.
Yet another inappropriate development that would benefit from being half the size. How big has this town got to get before someone on our pathetic Council realise that the infrastructure of an ancient town cannot cope with all these new homes and the demands they create. This developement would make the number of homes approved off Landsdown place over 150 in the past 3 years! Imagine your own street suddenty acquiring at least 300 neighbours. When the people who think we are all NIMBY's find LDC and these developers knocking on their doors, cramming flats into sold off gardens, and demolished public buildings, I hope they regret their ill informed opinions about development.
The Fiends Of Lewes will probably suggest that the deckchairs could be rearranged better on the cafe terrace.
On 24 May 2008 at 2:35pm annie oakley wrote:
Martin Elliot. The man has ruined Lewes FC at a stroke and is now trying to buy the Dripping Pan and "surrounding area" whatever that might be from the council. It can only be for redevelopment and that is real scary. Houses and flats on the Dripping Pan and Convent Field? This must not be allowed to happen.
On 24 May 2008 at 6:22pm sashka wrote:
If he has got all this money, why doesn't he pay his bills at Wenban and Smith?
On 24 May 2008 at 8:12pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
It is bloody vile! Inappropriate in scale, mass and use of materials, as the planners would say.
And who's goign to want to sit outside a restaurant sipping latte and looking out in the station car park?
Sheer bloody madness. It makes the new houses in St Johns Street look atractive by comparison.
On 25 May 2008 at 9:12am Wyatt Earp wrote:
It's always the richer people who are worst at paying their bills.
On 25 May 2008 at 11:07am Gloria Mundi wrote:
Is it true that Rees has withdrawn from Rees Elliott? This might explain why Martin Elliott seems strapped for cash. If so how is he going to pay for the Pinwell Road or any other development if he does gets planning permission?
On 26 May 2008 at 4:10pm Rookie wrote:
He has destroyed the football club to save money. The best team the town ever had has now gone and been replaced by a puppet manager who is signing very poor players. It has become clear that he is only keeping the club going so that he can get hands on the land cheaply and build on it. Some organised protests are called for to stop him before another monstrosity appears in Mountfield Road.
On 27 May 2008 at 9:01am Tin Man wrote:
The Pinwell Road toilets are not part of the Harvey's Depot site & yet they are to be redeveloped if we are to believe the S Ex.
A couple of months ago I heard mutterings that public toilets were to close & local businesses were to be offered cash from local councils to allow members of the public to use their convieniences. With that in mind, can I deduce that LDC are planning to sell the public toilets in Pinwell Road & the toilets in Mountfield Road? If so, that would tie in with the gossip (above) that Martin Elliott wants to develop that area.
On 27 May 2008 at 9:39am Local wrote:
We seem to have reached the point in Lewes where people will say in 30 years time, 'Why did they let them do it? What were they thinking of?' I know LDC are under pressure from the government and don't have much room for manouevere over planning - but they seem to have decided to lay down in fron of any developer who comes along. It makes you wonder what the councillors think they were elected for - just for the thrill of putting Cllr in front of their name?
On 27 May 2008 at 11:56am Enoch wrote:
There is a Public viewing of the plans and model of the Pinwell/Harveys site on Thursday 29th May and Thursday 3rd June at Harveys Yard from 6 to 8pm if you are interested to really see the size of the development. Sussex Express are also taking a photo at 5:30pm on Wednesday of protesters under the Sold By sign if you want to join in.
PS Yes the toilets are going as well as the trees on the little plot of land on the corner as this will be used as a walkway access into the site. The office block will be built over the toilets!
On 28 May 2008 at 9:46pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Hmmm. If they're right, and the population has gone up 8k since the 2001 census, those 30-odd houses must be bloody big!
More to the point, if the population has increased 50%, where is the extra capacity at the doctors, dentists & schools? Where are the extra buses to ferry these people around?
And that increase doesn't include any growth in the surrounding villages, who look to Lewes for a lot of their shoping and services. If the likes of Plumpton, Barcombe and Kingston have grown at anything like the rate of Ringmer, the burden on the town must be tremendous.
It's no wonder Tesco is always running out of stuff!
On 28 May 2008 at 9:52pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Well, if nothing else, it will be satisfying to p*** up Mr Elliott's hideous erection.
On 17 Jun 2008 at 10:42pm Testttyq wrote:


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