Scores object to homes plan for Westows in Hove

Posted On 01 Apr 2017 at 11:44 am

Scores have people have objected to a housing development that would spell the end of a popular indoor children’s play area in Hove.

Crowborough business Cross Stone Securities want to build 104 homes including 83 flats on the site of the Westerman Complex, in School Road, Hove.

The complex of industrial and light industrial units includes Westows where children have played for the past 15 years.

But the plans have already prompted 170 objections, many from people living close to the site.

The scheme includes almost 600 square metres of office space as well as the 21 houses and the flats.

The new buildings, if approved, would be up to five stories high.

Among those who will have to move if the homes are built is a group of artists who face being turfed out of the studio they’ve used for 32 years.
Anna Chapman, Red Herring artist
Red Herring Studios, home to 23 artists, blamed their predicament on the gentrification of Brighton and Hove.

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