Historic Hove home owners urged to have a paint job

Posted On 23 Dec 2010 at 1:57 pm

The owners of some of Hove’s most historic buildings are being urged to repaint them.

The buildings in Brunswick Town are covered by an Act of Parliament requiring them to be repainted every five years.

The work was due to be carried out this year but at 27 of the properties the owners have yet to make a start.

The repainting is regarded as essential to protect the Regency homes in Brunswick Square, Brunswick Terrace and Brunswick Place south of Western Road.

The matter will be raised at a meeting today when Brighton and Hove City Council cabinet member for environment Geoffrey Theobald will be told that repainting is a legal requirement.

According to officials, the painting work has been completed at 56 out of the 108 properties and work is under way at a further 25 of them.

But enforcement action is now being considered for the owners of the remaining listed buildings which date from the 1820s.

A notice will tell them that they are required to use a cream Sandtex Classic Stone Gloss paint under the Hove Borough Council Act 1976.

Failure to comply with such a notice is an offence.

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