Man arrested over Peacehaven house fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a house fire in Peacehaven in which a pet dog died. Six fire engines were sent to tackle the fire at a house in Cissbury Avenue, Peacehaven, including crews from Preston Circus and Roedean in Brighton. Everyone was accounted for...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017 at 8:35 pm
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Brighton hospital A&E’s £30m expansion given go ahead by planners

The £30 million expansion of the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has been approved by planners. The scheme includes a new 70-bed Short Stay Unit to care for surgical and medical patients who need to be admitted to...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017 at 6:54 pm

Planners defer decision on 60 flats for seafront site in Hove

A planning application to build 60 flats on the long-derelict old Sackville Hotel site on Hove seafront has been deferred. The eight-storey proposal for the Kingsway site would include either five affordable homes for rent or seven affordable homes, of which four would be for...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017 at 5:43 pm

Boy arrested after ride-by theft in Brighton

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a ride-by theft in Brighton. He is suspected of being part of a group of moped riders and passengers trying to steal from passers-by in the centre of Brighton. Sussex Police appealed for witnesses to what it described as an “anti-social...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017 at 4:13 pm

Sixty homes approved for farmland on edge of Brighton

A scheme to build 60 homes on farmland on the edge of Brighton has been given outline planning permission this afternoon (Wednesday 13 September). The proposal involves the demolition of existing farm buildings on nine acres of land at Coombe Farm, in Westfield Avenue North,...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017 at 3:06 pm

Planners approve 125 homes for green space in Portslade

Outline planning permission has been granted to build 125 homes in Mile Oak on open land between Overdown Rise and the A27 Brighton bypass. More than 350 neighbours wrote letters of objection to Brighton and Hove City Council about the scheme proposed by developer Crest...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017 at 1:40 pm