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PENSIONERS TO BE MADE TO PAY FOR SOME BUS SERVICES

Under new plans approved by East Sussex Counci, which could come in as early as next April, Pensioners and other bus pass holders in many suburban and rural areas would have to pay to use buses.

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WHY IS LEWES COUNCIL ASKING YOU FOR YOUR VIEWS ON DEVELOPMENT NOW?

And why can developers like Eton College come back every five years even if their plans are rejected?

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WHY HAVE LEWES CONSERVATIVES WITHDRAWN FROM REVIEWING THE LEWES PLAN?

In an extraordinary decision the District Council’s Conservative Group has decided not stop taking part in discussions in the council about which sites are suitable for development in the area.  Why?

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THE RETURN OF THE MONOLITHS TO LEWES

A development described as “monolithic” and “offensive”  at the corner of Garden Street and Southover Road in Lewes has been given planning permission after the Planning Inspectorate overturned the decision of the National Park that the development should not be built.  But the Park is considering Court Action to reverse the decision.

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A TSUNAMI Of BUILDING IN OUR DISTRICT?

Will Peacehaven, Newhaven, Seaford and the north of the District suffer huge development?  Will Lewes Town get away unscathed?  Lewes District Council, Maria Caulfield Winston Churchill and the fields of Eton all feature in this examination of the story behind the possible huge expansion of building in the District

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COUNCIL TAX ROWS

Lewes Council bravely helps the poorest council tax payers, but the rich still get away with it.

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North Street Lewes- A risk too far? 

There have now been two schemes for the site that came to nothing.  Now there is to be a third.  The campaign group Phoenix Rising calculated that the last proposal, by Santons/Mas Rei, was not financially viable even if there were no social housing.  The big problem was the flood defences, which were never properly costed. Now the company Human Nature is going to have another go.  How are they going to make the scheme stack up? 

Lewes Council jobs crisis

The council’s community ranger is just one of many set to lose their job as Lewes District Council’s financial crisis begins to bite.

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What do the new developments in North Street mean?

The emergence of a new developer to buy and develop the North Street, Lewes, site have been hailed as a breakthrough.  But the new team has a lot to do, and some of the work previously planned will have to be re-planned.

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Paying the rent in Newhaven

The new homes provided by Lewes District Council in Newhaven have excellent environmental credentials, but what about the rents?

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Lost in the Lake in Hamsey

Possibly the most unsustainable development ever, situated on a main road with no footway, a two hour bus service, no facilities within a mile.  And the possibility of worse to come

 

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