Independent supermarket to open second Brighton store

The independent supermarket HiSbe plans to open a second store in Brighton on the site of a former Tesco. HiSbe – it stands for “How it should be” – wants the next branch of its ethical supermarket business to be in St James’s Street. The community interest company (CIC) said...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017 at 4:46 pm

Six homes handed back during Brighton and Hove tenancy amnesty

Six families will be housed thanks to a tenancy fraud amnesty for council housing and temporary accommodation in Brighton and Hove. The six homes returned through the amnesty were two three-bedroom, two two-bedroom and two one-bedroom properties. They bring the total number of...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017 at 5:00 pm

Train drivers reject ASLEF deal with Southern

Southern train drivers on the Brighton main line have rejected a deal between their union, ASLEF, and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). The union said that 374 drivers (54.1 per cent) voted against the deal, with 317 (45.9 per cent) in favour out of 693, with two ballot...
Posted On 16 Feb 2017 at 6:01 pm

RMT announces new strike date in dispute with Southern train bosses

The RMT rail union has announced a fresh strike date in its long-running dispute with the Brighton main line train operator Southern. The guards’ union will walk out next Wednesday (22 February) for 24 hours – from midnight to midnight – after talks at the conciliation service...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017 at 7:26 pm

Six flytippers caught dumping commercial waste in one night in Brighton

Six flytippers have been fined after they were caught dumping commercial waste in just one night in Brighton. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “CCTV cameras captured six separate incidents of flytipping in one night which has enabled the council to send the offenders fixed...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017 at 7:07 pm

Disabled man boosted in battle with Brighton and Hove council for permanent home

A disabled Hove man has been given a boost in his battle with Brighton and Hove City Council for a suitable permanent home. Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition in support of Robert Carver – known to friends as Bobby – and almost 200 people have raised more than £3,800 to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017 at 5:37 am

Property developer to open empty Brighton building for homeless

A property developer is to open an empty Brighton building for homeless people to sleep in after a plea by local politicians. Simon Lambor, of Matsim Properties, responded to a request by members of Brighton and Hove City Council to help with the initiative. It followed a request...
Posted On 11 Feb 2017 at 2:59 pm

Why the Housing White Paper is like a wet Tuesday in Bognor

Brighton Housing Trust chief executive Andy Winter looks at what the government’s Housing White Paper has to offer. … There has been widespread criticism of previous announcements, and this White Paper marks a major shift in government policy. I welcome the new direction of...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 3:37 pm

Housing White Paper – a planner’s response

Commercial planner Alex Bateman looks at some of the key points from the government’s Housing White Paper published this week. … Top ten planning highlights from the Housing White Paper 1 “The consensus is that we need from 225,000 to 275,000 or more homes per year to keep up...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017 at 3:24 pm

Brighton and Hove planners approve £99m university scheme

Planners have approved a £99 million scheme which includes a new life sciences building on the Sussex University campus at Falmer. The plans also include a bio innovation centre where it is hoped that ideas, discoveries and research can be utilised by business start-ups. And the...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017 at 10:17 pm
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