Plan to turn Hove house into flats rejected

Plans to turn a detached house into a block of ten flats were refused by Brighton and Hove City Council planners. More than 200 people wrote to the council to oppose the outline plans to demolish the house at 10 Shirley Drive, on the corner of The Droveway. Concerns were raised...

Brighton school’s £4m sports hall and pitches approved by planners

A Brighton school’s plans for a new sports hall, artificial football pitch and floodlit netball courts have been approved. Patcham High School’s £4 million scheme won the unanimous backing of the Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee this afternoon (Wednesday 18...

Six blocks of flats approved for old Amex office site in Brighton

Six blocks of flats up to eight storeys high have been approved for the site of the old American Express “wedding cake” building in Edward Street, Brighton. The developer First Base was granted permission to build 168 flats as well as offices, shops and cafés on the site despite...

Seven Brighton and Hove parks win green flags for excellence

Seven parks across Brighton and Hove have won green flags for excellence in awards overseen by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The Level, Preston Park, St Ann’s Well Gardens and Hove Park along with Easthill Park, Stoneham Park and Kipling Gardens have all won the...
Posted On 18 Jul 2018 at 2:14 pm

Greater Brighton bosses pull in millions of pounds for key local projects

Millions of pounds of government money is going towards new education, business and digital projects in the Greater Brighton region as well as towards building thousands of homes, according to a new report. They were set out in the Greater Brighton Economic Board annual report...

Bruce on the Boundary – A new England star

Here’s a heart-warming story which has nothing to do with Sussex Sharks’ strong start to the Vitality T20 Blast campaign. Step forward Liam O’Brien, a 19-year-old who has been the big find by England’s physical disability team during the recent series against Pakistan and...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018 at 8:50 pm

Hove man missing since the weekend

A man from Hove has been missing since the weekend. Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help trying to find him this afternoon (Tuesday 17 July). The force said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of Anton Newman who has gone missing from Hove. “The 28-year-old was last...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018 at 2:24 pm

Hundreds oppose plan to replace Hove house with flats

More than 200 people have objected to plans to replace a house with flats in Shirley Drive, Hove. Plans for the house on the corner of The Droveway and Shirley Drive, Hove, involve demolishing the existing building to make way for ten flats. Concerns range from an increase in...

Bruce on the Boundary – Blast reality check

A full house. Three away wins out of three to start the tournament. What could possibly go wrong? If Sussex supporters arriving at Hove last Friday for the Vitality Blast T20 against Surrey had such notions, they were soon disabused of them. When Jofra Archer dropped the simplest...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018 at 12:12 am

Brighton school to learn whether it can build new sports hall

A Brighton school is to learn whether it can have planning permission to build a new sports hall tomorrow (Wednesday 18 July). Patcham High School also wants to create an artificial pitch for students to play football, rugby and hockey and floodlit netball and tennis courts. A...