On 7th March 2019, residents of Lewes can vote in a referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan. Voting papers will be sent out soon and there are polling stations around the town.
The Plan gives a greater say for local people in the way that Lewes Town is developed, including new housing and green spaces. If voted in, a significantly larger share of planning levies will go to the Town Council for local projects.
You can find the Plan here or see it at the Town Hall.
The Plan is the first in the country to use an ecosystem services approach as its guiding principle. It identifies small-scale sites for housing development, promotes affordable and low-cost housing and identifies green spaces and wildlife corridors. There’s a special focus on promoting enjoyment and use of the river Ouse as it flows through Lewes. more