Plan to turn Hove house into flats rejected

Plans to turn a detached house into a block of ten flats were refused by Brighton and Hove City Council planners. More than 200 people wrote to the council to oppose the outline plans to demolish the house at 10 Shirley Drive, on the corner of The Droveway. Concerns were raised...

Brighton school’s £4m sports hall and pitches approved by planners

A Brighton school’s plans for a new sports hall, artificial football pitch and floodlit netball courts have been approved. Patcham High School’s £4 million scheme won the unanimous backing of the Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee this afternoon (Wednesday 18...

Six blocks of flats approved for old Amex office site in Brighton

Six blocks of flats up to eight storeys high have been approved for the site of the old American Express “wedding cake” building in Edward Street, Brighton. The developer First Base was granted permission to build 168 flats as well as offices, shops and cafés on the site despite...

Seven Brighton and Hove parks win green flags for excellence

Seven parks across Brighton and Hove have won green flags for excellence in awards overseen by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The Level, Preston Park, St Ann’s Well Gardens and Hove Park along with Easthill Park, Stoneham Park and Kipling Gardens have all won the...
Posted On 18 Jul 2018 at 2:14 pm

Mother and disabled son win council apology after being housed next to violent neighbours from hell

A homeless mother and her severely autistic son have won compensation and an official apology after they were threatened by neighbours in the block the council housed them in. The local government ombudsman has ordered Brighton and Hove City Council to publicly discuss the...
Posted On 18 Jul 2018 at 1:19 pm

Greater Brighton bosses pull in millions of pounds for key local projects

Millions of pounds of government money is going towards new education, business and digital projects in the Greater Brighton region as well as towards building thousands of homes, according to a new report. They were set out in the Greater Brighton Economic Board annual report...

Could the dry spell be about to come to a thundering end?

It’s now more than a month since rain fell in Brighton and Hove – but it’s now possible the dry spell could come to a dramatic end on Friday. The Met Office has just released a yellow weather warning for thunder and lightning, starting in the afternoon and...
Posted On 18 Jul 2018 at 11:03 am