A property developer has appealed after a planning application to build nine family homes in Rottingdean was turned down by Brighton and Hove City Council.
Craig Lee, of Denton Homes, in Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, lodged the appeal with the Planning Inspectorate after the council’s 12-strong Planning Committee unanimously voted down the scheme last November.
A report to the Planning Committee recommended supporting the scheme to demolish a house and garage in Falmer Road, Rottingdean, and build nine homes on the site.
But about 60 objections were received from people living in the area as well as from one of the Rottingdean Coastal Ward councillors, former council leader Mary Mears.
The scheme was described as an overdevelopment of the site and there were concerns about flood risks.
The committee turned down the application because it was “an unneighbourly development” and “its design is out of keeping with the prevailing character of the area”.
No date has been given by the Planning Inspectorate for a decision.
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