Brighton and Hove landlords snub council over affordable rented homes

Two developers want to scrap agreements to include “affordable” homes for rent in their latest schemes because housing associations say the numbers are too small. Social landlords approved by Brighton and Hove City Council have rejected taking on affordable rented flats in...

Patient attacked doctor in Brighton surgery

A doctor was attacked by a patient and has refused to return to a surgery deemed unsafe, it was revealed today. And a child with asthma had to be sent to hospital because the surgery had no nurse on duty. The problems were highlighted as health chiefs backed a decision to close a...

Wrangle over Rottingdean housing plans rumbles on

Changes to the design of new houses in Rottingdean have angered neighbours. The controversial plans to replace one house with nine on a plot in Falmer Road were approved on appeal subject to a number of conditions including details of the design. Now the developer Denton Homes...

Neighbours oppose extra floor for Hove block of flats

Neighbours have sent 34 letters opposing plans for an extra floor on flats in Hove. Plans for the third floor of the Spirit building in Stoneham Road, next to the old Maynards Sweet Factory development, were originally before planners in July 2017. Concerns were raised last year...

Shared housing crackdown will take too long, say Brighton residents

A crackdown on the number of shared houses in Brighton and Hove is taking too long for Moulsecoomb and Bevendean residents. At a Neighbourhood Action Plan (NAP) meeting, council planning officers said that proposed new controls on houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) would be the...

Why ‘free’ child care in Brighton and Hove isn’t free

The government is underfunding “free” child care in Brighton and Hove, leaving parents or providers to make up the shortfall. According to the council and child care providers, the national formula used by the Department for Education short-changes local families and...

Planners to decide on revised plans for former Brighton maternity hospital site

New plans for the former Brighton maternity hospital site in Buckingham Road are due to go before councillors next week. This is the third application relating to the plot on the corner of Buckingham Road and Upper Gloucester Road in the past few years. The latest plans involve...

Now police admit they did shut Brighton station gates on Pride crowds

After their initial denials, Sussex Police and the British Transport Police this afternoon admitted that they shut the Brighton station gates on the crowds trying to travel home from Pride. As a result, many people blamed Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). But the company, which...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018 at 5:40 pm

We should be proud of Brighton Pride despite the challenges

Well that was quite a Pride weekend! Reading some of the media stories you’d be forgiven for thinking our city was overtaken by thousands of people intent of pulling our city to pieces … so let me just say a few words about what it was like from the inside looking out, rather...
Posted On 07 Aug 2018 at 11:05 pm

Drink problems and crime prompt licensing review in Hove

Drinkers, drug users and related criminal and anti-social behaviour have prompted a review of licensing rules for the centre of Hove. Conservative councillor Andrew Wealls said: “There is a concentration of anti-social behaviour and alcohol and substance misuse related...