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On 18 Aug 2015 at 12:43pm Interested wrote:
Does anyone know if the planning application for 79 dwellings was approved by the National Park last week?
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 3:08pm Falmer Palmer wrote:
Yes! Well done SDNPA for approving one of the most inappropriate developments in Lewes for decades!
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 3:09pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
Approved subject to resolving highway improvement contribution of 160k
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 3:28pm Falmer Palmer wrote:
The local school is bursting at the seems. It doesn't need any more children in it. More parking problems too. Besides the whole development is colossal in scale. Shame on SDNPA Planning Committee. They should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. So much for protecting the character of the National Park!!
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 3:45pm The Old Mayor wrote:
The UK is achanging ! Lewes included !
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 4:34pm stevet wrote:
Good news imho, much needed new housing
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 5:21pm stevied wrote:
"So much for protecting the character of the National Park"? It's a polluted brownfield site on the edge of an industrial estate for heavens sake!
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 5:31pm Mary wrote:
Does it say what their plans are for the additional traffic and parking? If this area is to become more populated it needs residential planning such as safe places to cross roads. What type of residential accommodation is being planned, and perhaps more importantly, at what cost-level to buyers? Is there a link to a document? Thanks
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 5:49pm xplorer1 wrote:
Better than one document, Mary, here's a link to 131

Check it out here »
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 5:53pm Mary wrote:
Thanks!
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On 18 Aug 2015 at 10:47pm Angela Fisher. wrote:
Stevet: out of 79 proposed dwellings, only 5 are deemed as 'affordable'. Established poplar trees will be cut down, wildlife will be disturbed, methane gas could be released and it is in the heart of the flood plain. Shame on SDNPA
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 8:29am bastian wrote:
I thought this was thrown out because it was a marsh with rare stuff in it ? Didn't Matt Kent go to great trouble to prevent this build on those grouunds?
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 9:12am stevet wrote:
Angela - I agree it's disappointing that only 5 homes are so-called affordable, but overall I say the benefits of 79 new homes within the urban area on an old landfill site outweigh the loss of some trees and 'disturbance' to some wildlife. Equally the fact methane 'could' be released does not mean it will, and does not strike me as a reason to turn this down - I'm sure adequate measures are in place and have been scrutinised by the EA.
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 9:58am I don't live in Lewes... wrote:
I certainly wouldn't put my faith in the EA but each to his own as they say. Accepting that there is a need for more new affordable homes to correct the shortfall and acknowledging the planners are under government pressure to build them anywhere it seems desperate to use a landfill site that's prone to flooding. I bet the estate agents wouldn't use that in the sales blurb.
Can we assume that there's a nice Section 106 in the offering? Chip in to flood defenses maybe? Teach the new lucky owners to swim?


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On 19 Aug 2015 at 12:15pm stevied wrote:
Flood defenses for that area were put in place quite a few years ago (along the edge of Mayhew Way)...
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 2:27pm Angela Fisher. wrote:
I have no faith whatsoever in the EA. What we have here is a ruthless and persistent developer who has virtually pounded his proposal through.
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 4:09pm Localbod wrote:
That will be the same EA and LDC who have endorsed all that building on the flood plain.


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