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Lewes Local Plan Part 2: Site allocations and development management policies

The adopted Lewes District Core Strategy forms Part 1 of the Local Plan. 

The Local Plan Part 2 will allocate land for housing, including Gypsy and traveller pitches, and employment. It will also set out detailed planning policies to guide development and change in the period to 2030. When adopted by the Council, these new policies will replace most of the remaining ‘saved’ policies of the Lewes District Local Plan 2003.

We have already undertaken consultation on the ‘Issues and Options’ Topic Papers and the Consultation Draft Local Plan Part 2. The Consultation Draft document and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal can be viewed at our consultation page (see Closed consultations).  A summary of the representations received and how these have been addressed is contained in the ‘Summary of Consultation’ document below.

Our Cabinet has considered the amendments proposed to the Local Plan Part 2 in the light of these representations at its meeting on 17th September. Papers were published on 10th September on the Cabinetpage.  Cabinet approved the document for a further consultation period (24th September - 5th November 2018) prior to its submission to the Secretary of State.

Consultation on the Pre-Submission Local Plan Part 2 began on 24th September 2018 and ended at midnight on 5th November 2018.  This consultation is now closed but the documents are still available to view on our consultation page.

You can also view the Pre-Submission documents at the Council’s main office at Southover House, Lewes and local libraries. You can download the relevant Cabinet and Full Council background documents, including a schedule of frequently asked questions, below.  For further information about how the Council uses your information and your rights please read our privacy notice.

Local Plan Part 2 will only cover those areas that lie outside of the South Downs National Park. The National Park Authority is currently preparing their own Park-wide Local Plan which will include site allocations and development management policies for those areas within the National Park.

Town and Parish Councils producing a neighbourhood plan have the role of allocating sites for development and setting out local development management style policies in their plan if they choose to do so. Therefore, where known, sites identified for development in emerging neighbourhood plans were included in the Topic Papers.  However, where it is the intention of emerging neighbourhood plans to allocate sites for development Local Plan Part 2 will not plan for theses areas.