ASDA /BARRATT HOMES (Eastside)
The first application to be submitted is a proposal to build an Asda supermarket on land at Eastside between the existing buildings and recreation ground and the Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve. The Asda store would be at the southern end of the site, with houses built by Barratts at the northern end of the site. The proposal would include the construction of the first part of the port access road which has long been planned.
This application was submitted in May 2011 and is due to be considered by Lewes District Council's Planning Applications Committee on Wednesday 4th January 2012 The committee may make a decision to either approve or refuse the application at this meeting. However, another possibility is that the committee may defer making a decision on the application to allow all the proposed retail developments to be considered together.
Further details about the proposal can be found at www.regeneratingeastsidenewhaven.co.uk/
Their is a lot of information on this website, so go to the link and let them know what you think.
CROSS STONE (Railway Road\Drove Road)
Cross Stone Urban Regeneration has submitted two planning applications-one for a supermarket at 1 Drove Road (on the corner of Railway Road and Drove Road, currently occupied by Roche); and a separate application for a much larger site to include the Parker Pen site in Railway Road and land between the Roche building and Parker Pen.
The larger application also envisages a supermarket on the corner of Railway Road but additionally proposes a large open public square which will include car parking spaces, walkway and tree and shrub planting. The square would be surrounded by other, non-food retail shops and offices and there would be a hotel in the corner opposite the supermarket.
The proposal involves the demolition of Grays Nursery Annexe, but the nursery would be accommodated elsewhere on the site, close to the Eastside Recreation Ground.
The square would be accessed by vehicles from The Drove roundabout by Halfords but would be accessible to pedestrians from Railway Road, forming walking routes through to the Recreation Ground and through to Drove Road and the Town Centre.
ARROWCROFT (Ralilway Quay)
Arrowcroft Holdings Limited has submitted outline plans for a Tesco supermarket at the northern end of Railway Quay where the Railway Club is now. This proposal would include regeneration of the whole Railway Quay site, including the two listed Marine Workshop buildings for restaurants, cafes, shops and tourist facilities, the construction of a new passenger terminal building, the refurbishment of the customs shed, a new riverside boardwalk and a transport interchange behind the railway station.
Arrowcroft is organizing a public exhibition of their plans which will be held in January. In the meantime, you can view them at www.railwayquarternewhaven.co.uk
All four of the planning applications can be viewed at the Town Council offices and also found on the Lewes District Council website www.lewes.go.uk/planning. Lewes District Council, who will be making the decision on these planning applications, welcomes opinions from the public-please send them to Planning Services, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes.
Town Council Offices, 18 Fort Road, NEWHAVEN BN9 9QE