Planning and Conservation Committee


Dr Janet Baah

Stephen Catlin Chair

Rob Handy

John Lamb

Imogen Makepeace

Merlin Milner Vice chair

Shirley-Anne Sains

Emily Clarke


The Planning and Conservation Committee usually meets every three weeks, and three weekly lists of local applications are considered at each meeting. The committee is notified of all planning applications within the parish, and offers local comment on applications, which must be given due consideration by the deciding authority.

The council has delegated authority to the Planning Committee
• To consider all matters relating to the use and development of land affecting, or likely to affect, the town area and its environs
• To exercise the power and duties of the council in respect of the powers conferred on it from time to time under the Town and Country Planning Acts and the Orders and Regulations made thereunder including development control and the local plan process
• To respond on behalf of the council to all consultations by District and County Councils on planning applications, Tree Preservation Orders and related matters
• To monitor, review and where necessary make recommendations to the council for amendments to the planning consultation procedure
• To consider and make recommendations to the council regarding any matter related to the role of Lewes Town Council in terms of planning and planning consultation processes
• To consider and make recommendations to the council regarding transport and travel related issues generally and specifically with regard to the transport and highway impact and implications of planning applications; local and transport plans; proposals for promoting community transport schemes within the town; highway, signage and streetscape-related matters
• To respond on behalf of the council to consultations received from Lewes District and East Sussex County Councils regarding on‑street and off‑street parking matters, and Highway and Traffic Orders

Agendas and Minutes


5 Apr 2023
25 Apr 2023
16 May 2023
6 Jun 2023
27 Jun 2023
18 Jul 2023
8 Aug 2023
29 Aug 2023
19 Sep 2023
10 Oct 2023
31 Oct 2023
21 Nov 2023
12 Dec 2023

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