Planning Application Committee and Local Councillors
If you are opposed to the continued property development in Peacehaven, particularly the Lower Hoddern Farm project comprising of 450 homes, why not send your objections to your local councillors and the Lewes District Planning Committee? you can find their details by clicking here.
You can also sign an online petition against the development of Lower Hoddern farm here.
Background: Under the proposed 'New Homes Development' Lewes District Council planned to build flats on Steyning Ave, Piddinghoe Ave and Roderick Ave car parks. Following a lengthy campaign by 'Save Peacehaven Car Parks' the project was stopped. For a more extensive history go to www.savepeacehavencarparks.co.uk
Current Status: We have been urging Lewes District Council to resurface the car parks and carry out much needed repairs to fences, grass verges and address issues with the recycling bins. In September 2016 they will be repairing potholes and and some fencing at the Steyning Ave and Piddinghoe Ave sites. This will remain an active project for our group.
Click to report an issue to 'fix my street.' This may be potholes, trip hazards, graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, street lighting, or anything else that you think needs to be repaired/addressed by the Council.
Alongside several other local groups we are campaigning for an evaluation study to be performed on the A259 between Newhaven and Brighton Marina to assess congestion levels, pollution and economic impact and the effects of further development. to view and sign the petition click here.
At the end of June 2016, Peacehaven Focus Group decided that it would try do something regarding the problem of the increasing number of HGV vehicles (exceeding 7.5 tonnes), ignoring the weight restrictions on the A259 Brighton Road from Newhaven through to Peacehaven.
Although there are signs on the Newhaven one way system and on the road out towards Peacehaven, many drivers choose to ignore these and use the road as a through route to Brighton, instead of the prescribed route of the A26/A27. read more
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Who Are We?
'Peacehaven Focus Group' was formed by members of 'Save Peacehaven Car Parks' following their successful campaign to stop the development of the Steyning Ave, Piddinghoe Ave and Roderick Ave sites. Our aim is simply to address issues that have a negative impact on our town and encourage endeavours that will benefit. We do this by working with Town and Lewes District Councillors and running campaigns that have in the past involved the use of means such as petitions, protest marches, leafleting, public meetings and speaking at local and district council meetings to name but a few.
Lack of Infrastructure
One of our groups biggest concerns is the rapid development in the area without improvements to the infrastructure. Issues such as traffic, pollution, surgery appointments and policing. Peacehaven Focus Group and some concerned local residents were recently interviewed for local television about this issue. You can watch the interview by clicking on the video links.
We are working closely with the local council and residents to put in place a neighbourhood plan. This will enable us (the residents of Peacehaven and Telscombe) to have more of a say in actions that effect the area such as large developments that have a negative impact on our already strained infrastructure.
Many of the issues that we face will be addressed with this strategy. Problems such as the congestion on the A259 toward both Newhaven and Brighton are exacerbated by continued development of the town without fully addressing the repercussions.
What is a Neighbourhood plan?