Brighton planners urged to reject Co-op scheme for 400 student flats

Posted On 03 Dec 2011 at 6:35 pm

The Co-op wants to knock down its old department store in London Road, Brighton, and replace it with 407 student flats.

But officials are advising Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee to turn down the scheme.

The new student block would be up to six storeys high with four shops at street level and a service yard entered from Baker Street.

The four shops would be able to stay open until 11pm, if the plans are approved.

The site would include parking for 152 bicycles but none for motorbikes or cars.

The scheme is expected to create at least 70 jobs, according to the Co-op which aims to provide the flats for students at Sussex University.

Councillors will discuss the plans at a meeting on Wednesday 14 December at Hove  Town Hall.

  1. Mamasmurf Reply

    Anything would be better than allowing that empty building to fall into disrepair . Let’s bring some life back to the area .

  2. Liz Ashley Reply

    Starlings Housing Co-operative wanted to build mixed-development affordable social housing for local families on the site. We’d be doing eco-build and permaculture, with an emphasis on greening the area. Shame that the Co-operative Store doesn’t want to co-operate.

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