Andrew Simpson – The gentrification of Lewes – 5th of December 2018

About the speaker:
Andrew is an experienced planner and urbanist with a breadth of experience in community investment planning. He has a long track record in bringing about improvements in mental health services and of advocating on behalf of service users. In recent years, he has focussed on the importance of well-being in urban planning and on improving the quality of design in major developments. He was responsible for securing permission for the largest regeneration scheme on an NHS site in England, based on a vision of integrated health and social care provision, which is now under development.

He is currently Managing Director of DLBP Ltd, a planning consultancy engaged on a range of major urban developments in the South East, and a Director of Lewes Phoenix Rising Ltd.

About the topic:
This talk represents a review of developments in Lewes since Andrew’s previous appearance at the Headstrong Club in February 2014. At that talk, Andrew made some predictions about what would happen to the town if we were not able to protect ourselves from the consequences of market-driven development, with insufficient investment in local community infrastructures such as affordable housing and workspaces. This is a topic that is close to the hearts of all those who value the unique character of Lewes and who wish to see the town continue to thrive as a place for all to enjoy.

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The venue:
The Elephant And Castle
White Hill

They are £3 and you can purchase them on the door or about a week before in the venue. Please note that the capacity of the venue is limited, we recommend to buy the ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.

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