No one’s idea of a dream dwelling – but plans for compact home in Hove approved

It won’t be “anyone’s idea of a dream dwelling” but plans for a three-bedroom house with a small garden in Hove were approved by councillors on Wednesday (9 May).

The tiny house will occupy a small plot at the back of 35 Brunswick Place. At 90sqm, it is only slightly bigger than the government’s minimal acceptable size for a three-bedroom house.

A small room on the ground floor was described on the plans as a study or place for sofa bed.

When questioned by councillors, planning officer Jonathan Puplett quipped that it might make a suitable space for “your least favoured guest”, having described the house as not anyone’s idea of a dream dwelling.

The proposed house is a similar design to others facing on to Farm Road.

Concerns about overlooking were addressed with small windows and roof lights in the two single bedrooms.

Planning permission was approved unanimously.

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    The photograph also shows how tawdry the rear of smart buildings can be. Rather like a film set which is all façade.

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