Having read the item in the local edition of the Sussex Express last week regarding the proposed Premier Inn on the site of the defunct magistrates court, I dare to put my foot into the argument regarding this proposal. I think the provision of this hotel would be a good thing for the town.
There are two other hotels in the town, but I feel that these, over the years have become a bit run-down.
I think that a new hotel would give the town a lift, if that is at all possible. The town in my eyes is failing. We need some larger stores to keep the town a bit more upbeat. I personally would like a 99p shop in the town, in the new building, together with some shops that would make shopping more interesting.
I am tired of the Cliffe being full of antiques etc. Do these shops interest visitors? In my younger days, the Cliffe was a vibrant area. I realise that we now have three supermarkets which take people out of the town centre.
We have quite a few holiday visitors arriving here in the town from neighbouring towns.
Lewes is a very interesting town with lots of interest for visitors whom we should greet with open arms.
I don’t know why some people in the town are so against this proposed development. The town should be moving forward.
These are only my views and I am sure a lot of my friends will not agree to this proposed addition to the town. I would state that the proposed building ought to fit in with the local surrounding properties.
I am in favour of the proposed hotel.
R E Towner