Old Hamsey

Old Hamsey, East Sussex

This former brickworks in Lewes is a great example of how we work in partnership to achieve positive results.

The brownfield site was initially identified for waste use in the emerging Local Plan, but with its natural beauty, man-made lake, protected woodland and redundant buildings, we were convinced it could provide a much wider benefit to the surrounding area.

Working together with the local community, parish council, local planning authority and EASL’s own team of advisors, we developed a plan which was favourable, securing permission for a development that includes residential properties and a cluster of small business units.  Once built out, the site will make a positive contribution to Old Hamsey, and turn a largely forgotten site into an active, vibrant, residential and employment hub, while existing residents will benefit from improved access to the site’s woodland and lake.