New homes in national park?

Lewes District Council and Santon North Street plan new homes in Sussex

As the housing deficit in the south east continues to grow and Prime Minister David Cameron announced a new affordable homes target, attention is turning to brownfield sites and in particular the South Downs National Park to deliver homes.

It’s the most populated national park in the country but now Lewes District Council and development partner Santon North Street are working together to plan the largest brownfield site in the park.

Set in the heart of the historic county town of Lewes, the project plans to deliver 416 new homes, 40% of them affordable in a rundown area near the town centre.

Clive Wilding, Project Director for Santon North Street said, “North Street Quarter is all about early delivery – affordable housing is needed in the park today and this site has been through ten years of debate, including a three-year public consultation process.”

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