A development that Lewes can be proud of

After an open market competition, a landmark moment has been reached at which developer Human Nature has agreed terms to buy the North Street site in Lewes.
Jonathan Smales, Co-Founder and CEO of Human Nature and a Lewes resident said, “We’re absolutely delighted to have reached this point and expect to complete the purchase by early February. We’re determined to get on and deliver this important regeneration project for the town, including the long awaited integrated health hub, flood defences, and much needed
homes and work-spaces. We will be making good use of the technical information associated
with the existing planning consent, however the scheme needs to be redesigned for greater viability, liveability and to be fit to meet the challenges of the climate crisis. We intend to move forward at speed, take the site out of limbo and build a neighbourhood that Lewes can be
really proud of.”
“We know that having declared climate emergencies the District and Town Councils, are deeply engaged in exploring how to rethink the town and build a better future for all who live, work and visit here. We will support them in this through our planning work and re-design, in the type of homes we build and the materials we use in construction, via the energy supply
and by creating a low traffic, super green, high quality, sustainable new neighbourhood on the Phoenix.”
Human Nature has recently opened a head office on Lewes High Street from where all its projects are being led. A site office will be established on the Phoenix and all will be welcome to visit and join in crafting future plans. Human Nature is deeply committed to meaningful and
creative public engagement.