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The Friends of Lewes The Friends of Lewes
The Friends of Lewes is the Civic Society of Lewes. Its aims are to stimulate public interest in the beauty, history and character of the town of Lewes and its surrounding area; and to organise concerted action for protecting and enhancing the townscape and for preserving free access to the surrounding area
Historic England Historic England
Historic England is the Government's statutory adviser on the historic environment, for example recommending whether a building should be listed. Until April 2015 it was known as English Heritage. In April 2015 a new charity called the English Heritage Trust was split off, with the role of looking after 400 state-owned heritage sites in England and opening them to the public.
LDC Historic Buildings & Protected Areas LDC Historic Buildings & Protected Areas
The Article 4 Direction says that all houses within the Conservation Area need planning permission for works that face a highway, river, watercourse or open space where the work proposed is included on the following list... any alteration to a roof, including roof coverings, roof lights and solar panels, building a porch, erecting sheds and temporary buildings, building a swimming pool, building a hard standing, installing a satellite dish or antenna, removing, building or altering chimneys, removing or building walls, gates, fences or other means of enclosure, exterior painting of previously unpainted surfaces or changes of external colour schemes, any enlargement or improvement or alteration such as an extension or conservatory, any change to doors or windows, including changed materials, details and designs and types of decorative finish.

Lewes Conservation Area Advisory Group Lewes Conservation Area Advisory Group
The job of the Lewes CAAG is to help conserve and protect the streets and buildings in the two Conservation Areas; to advise the Local Authority and developers on relevant planning issues; to act as a watch dog – looking out for problems as they emerge, rather than waiting for them to become obvious.
Lewes Community Land Trust Lewes Community Land Trust
The Lewes Community Land Trust has been formed to be an effective alternative to private, profit-driven development. It will compete with other developers to acquire suitable sites on behalf of the community and then build and manage developments that people actually want.
Lewes Coalition Lewes Coalition
We are a group of groups. We meet monthly to share information and to help each other in our common objective: to support new development that enhances our town and to challenge planning applications for developments which we believe to be inappropriate.
East Sussex County Council East Sussex County Council
Full Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings are open to the public and press. Anyone is free to come along and listen to the debates. If you can't attend in person you can watch Full Council and Cabinet meetings live online or at a later date to suit you. Most meetings are held at County Hall in Lewes. You do not have to stay for the whole meeting.
Lewes District Council Lewes District Council
Find details about us, contacts for our staff, address of our buildings, policies we work to and how we performed doing them. Our councillors are listed along with the committees they attend and the voting process to elect them. Plus pay your council tax and find how much it costs.
Lewes Town Council Lewes Town Council
We, Lewes Town Council, strive to: represent and promote the interests and needs of Lewes residents; prudently manage our resources to a high standard and ensure their use for the benefit of the local community; support initiatives that contribute to the economic vitality of the town, especially through the use of local suppliers and producers; work with others to maintain, and improve where possible, good environmental quality and promote the sustainable use of local resources; achieve and maintain the standards of a Quality Parish; and maintain the traditions of the ancient County Town.

Lewes Chamber of Commerce Lewes Chamber of Commerce
Lewes Chamber of Commerce represents the traders and businesses of the beautiful County Town of Sussex. Founded in 1935, we are a thriving, active organisation comprising around 150 businesses of every size. From small retailers to large manufacturers, from architects and designers to builders and printers - everyone benefits from membership of Lewes Chamber of Commerce.
Lewes Living Streets Lewes Living Streets
The Lewes Living Streets Group campaigns to improve conditions for pedestrians in Lewes. They were recently involved with a Community Street Audit in Lewes with Transport Minister Norman Baker MP, which looked at the quality of streets in Lewes from the viewpoint of people on foot.
South Downs Society South Downs Society
The South Downs Society: Protecting the Downs since 1923 Our prime concern is the protection of the unique landscape of the South Downs, and membership is open to all.
Sussex Archaeological Society Sussex Archaeological Society
Founded in 1846 we are the largest county Society in the UK. In addition to opening historic properties and museums to the public, we are active in the fields of archaeological and historical research in Sussex. Not only that, you can now get MARRIED in a choice of romantic settings at three of our historic properties, with prices to suit the budget of every couple-to-be.
Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation
The IHBC is the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and
historic environment specialists working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales,
with connections to the Republic of Ireland.
Arboricultural Association Arboricultural Association
The objectives of the Association are:- To advance the study of Arboriculture, To raise the standards of its practice, To foster interest in trees through publications, exhibitions and the stimulation of research or experiment, To assist in the training of students in disciplines where arboriculture is a major subject and to co-operate with other bodies having similar aims.
Royal Town Planning Institute Royal Town Planning Institute
The Royal Town Planning Institute is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable, integrative and inclusive planning. The RTPI exists to advance the science and art of planning (including town and country and spatial planning) for the benefit of the public.
Royal Institution of British Architects Royal Institution of British Architects
The RIBA is a key source of information on architecture and related subjects. From up-to-date material on all aspects of design and construction, through to international architectural history, whatever you want to find out about - find out about it here.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. As people, governments, banks and commercial organisations continue to demand more assurance of certified standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.
Lewes Area Access Group Lewes Area Access Group
Lewes Area Access Group tries to improve access to shops and public properties for disabled people. Meetings are on 2nd Monday of the month at Southover House, Southover Road at 10.00am. All aspects of access covered.
Transition Town Lewes Transition Town Lewes
Transition Town Lewes is a network of Lewes people. We’re working on local solutions in response to the global problems of climate change, economic change and the end of cheap energy and other resources.
British History Online - Lewes British History Online - Lewes
Covers the rape and honour of Lewes, in the east of the county. It includes an extensive account of the borough of Lewes itself, as well as detailing the parishes from the old parish of Crawley and the county border in the north, to coastal areas in the south, including Brighton to the west and Newhaven in the east.
Lewes Bonfire Council Lewes Bonfire Council
The annual 5th of November celebration is a Lewes tradition going back many years and allows the people of the town to celebrate the ancient tradition of Bonfire.
Twentieth Century Society Twentieth Century Society
The Twentieth Century Society is a membership organisation which campaigns to protect and promote the best of 20th century architecture and design. It is a statutory consultee for planning applications to change or demolish listed buildings dated 1914 or later.

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