For Immediate Release 18 March 2013
Pam Lewis, Labour’s candidate for the Lewes Town Council by-election calls on the public to speak out during the next round of public consultations to ensure housing that is suitable for Lewes.
“Our town must deliver the kind of development that Lewes needs” says Pam Lewis, Labour’s candidate for Priory Ward in Town Council By-Election on the 27th March.
Labour has said that looking after the interests of all Lewesians will be a priority as the third round of North Street consultations which are held next week on the 26 March at Lewes Town Hall 4pm-9:30pm) and 27th March at Southover Grange (3.30pm to 7.30pm).
Pam stated, “Two of those priorities must surely be social and affordable housing for working families and more local jobs.”
Listening to the community will be vital to ensure a balance of live-work spaces for a growing population. I have spoken to local families who tell me their only option is to rent at high cost as lack of affordable housing is preventing their aspirations as homeowners.
Pam affirmed, “Final designs must acknowledge the distinctive character of the town in tune with its creative identity. I would make this a top priority and demand council leadership to secure the planned development has a mix of social and affordable housing, fulfilling the obligation set out in the National Park local plan.” Going on to urge, “Lewes residents need to make their views heard by attending one of the consultations planned for next week to ensure Lewes is a town to work, live and play”.