0.80 Ac(0.32 Ha)
Price on application

Land off Eastgate WharfLewes, East Sussex BN7 2LP


    Key features

    • Town centre re-development opportunity
    • Within the Lewes Core Strategy (2016) 'North Street Quarter and Eastgate Area'
    • Situated within the Lewes Conservation Area
    • Vacant possession
    • Freehold interest

    Town centre residential or mixed use re-development opportunity located in central Lewes

    About this property

    • The property is located to the west of the River Ouse and comprises a roughly rectangular, mostly level plot extending to approximately 0.80 acres (0.32 hectares). There are vacant former wharf style buildings on site in connection with its previous use as a woodyard. There is also a one and a half storey detached vacant residential/office property to the west of the wharf buildings.

    Local information

    • The property is located in central Lewes, East Sussex. Cliffe High Street is situated to the south of the site and comprises the main shopping area in central Lewes, containing a wide variety of shops, restaurants and amenities. Lewes benefits from good communication links; Lewes train station is located approximately 0.4 miles to the south east, providing a Southern service with two trains per hour northbound to London Victoria via Gatwick, with an average journey time to London of 1 hour 14 minutes. Other destinations include Brighton, Eastbourne and Seaford. Vehicular and pedestrian access to the property is via Eastgate Wharf, a one way street off of the A2029. The road continues parallel to the western boundary and re-joins the A2029 to the north. To the north of the property is the Phoenix Causeway, a raised primary route into central Lewes. The River Ouse runs adjacent to the eastern perimeter. To the south of the property is an NCP car park and to the west is a Waitrose supermarket. The surrounding area is mixed use, with residential interspersed with commercial and retail units.

    Additional information

    • The Property falls within the planning jurisdiction of Lewes and Eastbourne District Councils and the South Downs National Park Authority. The Property is identified within the Lewes Core Strategy (2016) as wholly within the built confines of the Lewes Town Centre Boundary and the Lewes Conservation Area and within a flood risk area. The Property is also included within a wider site specific allocation (Spatial Policy 3: The North Street Quarter and Eastgate Area), allocating 9 hectares for mixed use development to create a new neighbourhood. The Property is not Listed.
    • Emerging policy includes the South Downs National Park Local Plan, which will surpass the Lewes Core Strategy (2016) once adopted. This includes the Core Strategy Spatial Policy 3 allocation under Strategic Site Policy SD57, which also seeks sustainable mixed use development. Additionally, the Lewes Neighbourhood Development Plan was issued for consultation in 2018 and identifies the site as a possible housing allocation. Taking into account the existing and emerging development plan context, the site could be appropriate for a variety of uses, including: residential, commercial (predominately office) or other ‘town centre’ uses.

    Energy performance

    The Energy Performance Certificate has been instructed and will be available in the dataroom in due course.