Plan for another shared house in Brighton to go before councillors

A developer wants to extend a family home and turn it into a six-bedroom house in multiple occupation (HMO) – and council officials have given their backing to the plans. But neighbours have objected to the planning application to convert 55 Auckland Drive, Brighton, into a...

Brighton researcher finds those with active lifestyles least likely to suffer dementia

A Brighton researcher has found that leading an “intellectually, socially and physically active lifestyle” may help protect against dementia and other cognitive decline. Her new study, published in the journal Neurology, examined various factors which could lead to cognitive...

Nightmare neighbour spared prison after racially abusing neighbour

A 50-year-old woman who hurled racist and religious abuse at her neighbour was given a last chance to stay out of prison by a judge today (Wednesday 3 August). Constance Ndawana, 50, unemployed, of Egmont Road, Hove, had already been served with a restraining order, having...
Posted On 03 Aug 2022 at 7:44 pm

Housing group seeks to amend plans for Hove flats

Councillors are being asked to back changes to the mix of “affordable” housing at a site in Hove where work is nearly finished. Hyde Housing wants more of the homes at the Westerman Complex, in School Road, to be one-bed lower-cost rented flats – and fewer to be for shared...

Residents plan second public meeting in fight against Royal Mail’s Patcham plans

Scores of people have held a protest against the Royal Mail’s plans to build a new sorting office in Patcham and they have a second public meeting planned. Organisers were delighted when at least 180 people came to the event at Patcham Court Farm in Vale Avenue to hear from...

Council to ask people with disabilities for advice on accessibility

People with “lived experience” of disability are being asked to help Brighton and Hove City Council to develop a new “accessible city strategy” through two new “disability panels”. The proposed panels would advise the council on how to make Brighton and Hove more accessible and...
Posted On 03 Aug 2022 at 6:19 pm

Lack of proper enforcement undermines Planning Committee decisions, says councillor

A councillor has questioned the point of Planning Committee decisions after the size of an extension to a house in her ward was bigger than the approved designs. Conservative councillor Dawn Barnett, who represents Hangleton and Knoll ward, said that she was angry that decking...