Owners aim to turn Brighton clinic back into family home

A second attempt is being made by the owners of a health clinic to turn it back into a family home.

Dyke Road Natural Health Clinic and Studio is described as “financially unviable” in the latest planning application for the Brighton property.

It comes a year after Brighton and Hove City Council turned down the owners’ initial plans.

The council said last time that the owners had “failed to demonstrate the premises were genuinely redundant”.

Now after a year of trying to sell the clinic without success, the owners – Steve and Marisa Guthrie – are trying again.

The new application seeks permission to convert the building into a five-bedroom house with private front and back gardens.

In the application, planning agent Lewis and Co said that changing the use would reduce car movements as “approximately 60 per cent of the customers currently arrive by private car”.

This echoes a line from the council report on the previous application when the council said: “Daytime parking demand would reduce as a result of the change of use.”

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    I am always surprised that people want to live on as noisy a road as Dyke Road.

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