Hundreds of low-cost homes planned for Brighton hospital site

Hundreds of low-cost homes for working people in Brighton and Hove are being planned for the Brighton General Hospital site. As many as 400 to 600 homes could be built by the £120 million joint venture set up by Hyde housing association and Brighton and Hove City Council. Council...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018 at 9:21 pm

Brighton’s economic future tied to growth at Gatwick, business leaders told

Brighton and Hove’s economic future is tied to growth at and around Gatwick airport, a gathering of regional business leaders heard today (Thursday 19 July). Links with places like Crawley and Croydon were vital but the gap between Brighton and London wages made it crucial to...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018 at 5:03 pm

Toilet charge plans blocked

Charging for public toilets will not go ahead in Brighton and Hove. Conservative and Green councillors voted as a block against the idea which resulted in the collapse of plans to refurbish 12 toilets across the city. Officers now have to look again at how many toilets can be...

Visible work on Soho House finally starts

Could this finally be the start of the Soho House development? Seafront traders east of the pier are hoping that these builders arriving on Madeira Drive means that work has now started in earnest on the Aquarium Terraces revamp. The units have now stood empty for more than three...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018 at 2:38 pm

Hove sheltered housing block to close as owners seek permission to turn it back into grand family home

A Hove sheltered housing block is set to close as its owner seeks permission to turn it into a grand home. Bringeman House in Wilbury Road is currently divided into nine studio flats, but only one is currently occupied and this remaining resident is due to move out this month....
Posted On 19 Jul 2018 at 1:34 pm

More student house conversions on Brighton estates approved

Three former family homes will become student houses after approval from Brighton and Hove planners. Councillors reluctantly gave permission for the conversions at 58 Staplefield Drive in Moulsecoomb,  96 Auckland Drive in Bevendean and 12 Twyford Road in Coldean. During...

Dolphins spotted frolicking by the West Pier

A pod of dolphins which has been charming people off the Sussex coast has been caught on camera leaping from the waves. This video was shot on an iphone by Becca Wright as she travelled on her boyfriend’s boat from Peacehaven to the West Pier. Meanwhile, the Brighton...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018 at 12:11 pm

Could you be a snail trail guide?

Martlets is looking for volunteers to help guide people around the Snailspace trail this autumn. Following on from the success of Martlets Snowdogs by the Sea, this Autumn 50 giant and 50 junior Snail Sculptures will slide onto Brighton and Hove streets to create the city’s...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018 at 12:06 pm

Rope walk plans for Madeira Drive approved

Plans for a 16-metre high rope walk at Peter Pan’s Adventure Golf on Brighton seafront have been approved by planners. The proposed attraction in Madeira Drive, Brighton, was described as in the style of Go Ape and would tower above the mini golf course, with people playing...