Planners have earmarked at least 30 homes for a site in Patcham which neighbours say is prone to flooding.
It is one of three potential sites for new housing in the area which have prompted residents to raise their concerns at a public meeting.
Alistair Elliott, of Protect Patcham, said that Brighton and Hove City Council planning officials would be at the meeting next week.
Mr Elliott said: “Members of the council’s Planning Policy Team who wrote the draft City Plan will be attending the next Patcham Local Action Team (LAT) meeting.
“They will talk about the City Plan and answer any questions about the plans for 30 new homes on the site in Old London Road.
“They will also talk about the two other sites in Patcham which have been allocated for development
• Land at Ladies Mile / Carden Avenue (the old Patcham Fawcett school playing fields) (35 homes are proposed)
• Land beside Horsdean recreation ground in Vale Avenue (25 homes are proposed)
The meeting is at the Patcham Community Centre, in Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, at 7pm on Tuesday 28 August.
“Last year over 350 people objected to McCarthy and Stone’s planning application to build a block of 44 retirement flats at 46 to 54 Old London Road (opposite Patcham House School) and the application was rejected by both Brighton and Hove Council and a planning inspector.
“On 5 July 2018 the council started consultation on their draft development plan for the city, called the City Plan Part Two.
“This includes a list of locations that the council is happy to see developed to meet its target of 13,200 new homes by 2030.
“One of the sites is 46 to 54 Old London Road, where the council would expect to see 30 residential units (flats or houses) built to replace the five family homes currently on the site.
“By allocating 46 to 54 Old London Road for a development of 30 units, the council is indicating that they are happy in principle to see this land intensively developed.
“They also say: ‘The indicated numbers of residential units may be exceeded if this can be justified through detailed examination of site specific considerations.’
“Any planning application put forward by a developer would need to comply with the council’s normal planning policies and will be open to public consultation.
“We believe that the site, which currently accommodates five family homes, is too small for 30 houses or flats.
“It is too many homes on too small a piece of land. In particular this density of housing will spoil the village look and feel and materially detract from the character and appearance of the area.
“This was the reason that the planning inspector rejected last year’s planning application on the site.
“If this site is included in the plan, it is a green light to developers.
“It is vital that we let the council know why 46 to 54 Old London Road should be removed from the list of sites allocated for development in the City Plan.
“Our ward councillors who have said that everyone should let the council know their views. If we do nothing, the site will stay in the plan, inviting planning applications from developers.
“You can object to the council by emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org. Head your email City Plan Part Two Consultation and include your name, postal address and why 46 to 54 Old London Road should be removed from the list of sites allocated for development in the City Plan.
“More information is available on www.protectpatcham.co.uk.”
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