Planners back flats in place of Victorian Brighton school buildings

A councillor lambasted a college for not having included any “affordable” housing in plans to replace Victorian school buildings with more than 100 flats. Labour councillor Nick Childs accused the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (GB Met) of a “gross neglect of civil duty”....

Rampion wind farm could double in size

People are being asked to share their views about plans to double the size of the Rampion offshore wind farm by the end of the decade. Bosses are holding an initial four-week informal consultation about their plans to power more than a million homes with up to 116 new turbines,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2021 at 5:03 pm

Don’t meet up in playgrounds, council urges

Brighton and Hove playgrounds may be closed if people continue to meet up there to socialise for long periods of time, the city council has warned. Brighton and Hove City Council has asked people not to congregate in playgrounds because staying in one place means the new strain...
Posted On 14 Jan 2021 at 4:42 pm

Brighton burglar jailed for three years

A “prolific offender” has been jailed for burgling two homes in Woodingdean, taking a car from outside one of them and buying cigarettes and alcohol with a stolen bank card. Daniel Meehan, 28, of Thornsdale, Albion Hill, Brighton, broke into properties in Burnham Close and...
Posted On 14 Jan 2021 at 1:41 pm

It’s critical – Brighton hospital ‘full’ after surge in coronavirus cases

All 66 critical care beds were occupied at a Brighton hospital trust after a surge in coronavirus patients. The figures emerged in a national survey which found that one in five NHS hospital trusts had no spare critical beds for adults. The survey, on Sunday (10 January), found...
Posted On 14 Jan 2021 at 12:02 pm

Rockwater extension approved

Councillors went against advice and granted planning permission for a seafront venue’s roof extension. Rockwater’s owner Luke Davis can now add a glazed first-floor extension, along with a lower-ground floor pergola and fire pit area to the Hove venue. Brighton and...