Home to school transport review to start next month

An independent review of home to school to transport problems in Brighton and Hove is to start next month. The external reviewer – yet to be chosen – will be given 18 days to investigate the problems and prepare a draft report. The final report is due to be finalised just 17 days...
Posted On 11 Nov 2019 at 5:25 pm

Council chiefs aim to cut numbers in emergency housing

Council chiefs hope to cut the number of families living in short-term and emergency housing from more than 400 to fewer than 150 over the next few years. The move is partly aimed at cutting the use of bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) and helping people to live in better-quality...

Rogue landlords in Brighton and Hove face fines of up to £30k

Rogue landlords face being fined by the council if they fail to keep the properties that they rent out safe, secure and warm. Officials already handle hundreds of complaints about private rented properties every year although the vast majority of cases are resolved informally....

Shoreham to get new bigger wharf

Cement and aggregates firm Cemex has been given planning permission to build a bigger and safer wharf for its new £30 million dredger. The wharf, in Shoreham Harbour, will be modernised in the coming months, with the new layout aimed in part at making lorry movements safer. Th...

Multimillion pound Old Ship hotel upgrade given green light

A Brighton seafront hotel has been given planning permission to carry out a multimillion-pound upgrade. The Old Ship Hotel will be able to have 54 more bedrooms, a standalone restaurant, six shops along the front of the building and a swimming pool with a retractable roof. The...

Dredging firm prepares for big new ship at Portslade wharf

A cement and building materials business will learn next week whether it can modernise its site at Shoreham Harbour. Cemex UK wants to spend £1.8 million making changes at its wharf, in Basin Road North, Portslade, so that it can receive more sand and aggregate from a big new...

Plans for shared house in Brighton attract opposition

Neighbours have the support of their area’s councillors in opposing plans for a shared house. St Peter’s and North Laine councillors Pete West and Lizzie Deane sent a joint letter against plans to turn a four-bedroom house into a five-bedroom shared house or HMO...

Neighbours fight plans for Brighton flats

Neighbours are fighting plans to replace low-rise commercial buildings with a three-storey block of flats and offices. But officials have given their support to the proposed scheme, in York Place, Brighton, submitted by developer John Bacon. It has been recommended for approval...

Brighton man bailed on knife charge

A Brighton man has been bailed by a court charged with attempted burglary, theft and having a knife in public. Sussex Police said: “A man has appeared at court charged with attempted burglary at a hair salon, three counts of theft and possession of a knife in Brighton. “Matthew...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019 at 3:38 pm

Planners to decide whether Brighton hotel revamp can go ahead

Brighton’s oldest seafront hotel will have a multimillion-pound major refurbishment if planners give the go-ahead next week. The Old Ship will have an extra 54 bedrooms, six shops lining the front of the building and a swimming pool with a retractable roof. The plans also include...