Welcome to Lewes District Council's Local Plan on-line version

In order to use this Interactive version of the Lewes District Local Plan to its fullest potential it is strongly recommended for the user to read the ‘How to Use’ guide that follows before proceeding.

How to Use the Interactive Local Plan

The Local Plan is divided into 2 parts; Written Statement and Proposals Maps.

Navigating around the Written Statement


By clicking on the ‘Written Statement - Contents’ link in the header bar you will view a complete list of all the General and Site Specific Policies contained within the Local Plan. Selection of a policy or chapter title will open the Written Statement into a new window, scrolled to the appropriate position. Once this window is open you can scroll through the chapter using either your scroll keys on your keyboard, the scroll bar to the right of the screen or by the scroll wheel on your mouse (if applicable). You can move between chapters by using the buttons at the bottom of this screen or by closing the window and reselecting from the contents menu. Close window once finished.

Navigating around the Maps

By clicking on the ‘Proposals Maps’ link in the header bar you will be presented with 3 ways to find a location. You can either search for a location by entering a postcode, altenatively click anywhere on the ‘Green area’ of the Lewes District map or select a more specific location / Inset Map via the ‘Drop Down Menu'. Each method will take you to an opening image of the inset / proposals map, click on the image to progress into the 'Map Window'.

Navigating around the ‘Map Window’

The top ‘Locator’ Map on the right shows the geographical location of the main map image within Lewes District. The lower ‘Locator’ Map shows the geographical location of the main map image within the Inset itself.

By selecting the ‘Drop Down Menu’ below the ‘Locator’ Maps you can access quick routes back to the Home, Local Plan Index, Maps Index, Written Statement and Help Pages of the Interactive Local Plan. Also located in this ‘Drop Down Menu’ is a link to the ‘Key’ page. On selection a new window will appear showing all the colours and styles used in the mapping to represent the policies featured within the Local Plan. This is a useful guide when identifying policies shown on the maps, it is highly recommended that you leave this window open whilst navigating the ‘Map Window’.

You can navigate around the currently selected Inset Map by using the arrows located around the main map image. By clicking on these the next ‘Map Tile’ in that direction with appear. For moving larger distances you can click on either of the two ‘Locator’ Maps to the right. Please note that any movement of the main map image will be correspondingly matched by the Blue locators on the ‘Locator’ Maps.

By hovering your mouse over the main map image a 'tip tag' indicating what policies apply to the relevant position of your mouse. By clicking at that position you will open a new window with a listing of all policies for that location. By selecting each one in turn the relevant text will appear. Use the back button in your web browser to return to the listing.

A visual guide to navigation around the map window can be viewed by clicking below...


You can right click on any web page and select print (left click) and if you wanted to print a selection, you highlight the selection, then right click then select Print, Selection, OK. As an alternative to this you can highlight the information you wish to print, right click and select copy and then paste this into Microsoft Word.

The Ordnance Survey Mapping Data

The Ordnance Survey mapping data included within this web-site is provided by the Lewes District Council under licence from the Ordnance Survey in order to fulfil its public function as a planning authority. Persons viewing this mapping should contact Ordnance Survey copyright for
advice where they wish to licence Ordnance Survey mapping data for their own use.