Our lives are a living hell, say seafront hostel’s neighbours

Neighbours have complained that their lives are “a living hell” after a homeless charity started using a rundown seafront hotel as temporary housing without planning permission. They cite violence, thefts and sexual harassment since former rough sleepers, many with “compl...
Posted On 19 May 2022 at 5:45 am

Nandos set to open new Brighton restaurant

Nandos, Starbucks and a dessert bar have been lined up as tenants for a new development in Brighton’s London Road. The three eateries have been revealed in a planning application which seeks to amend the layout and usage for new student block Pavilion Point. The five-storey...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 5:35 pm

Toads Hole Valley latest: Planners prepare to drop fight over Hove estate

Plans for a new housing estate in Hove have been given a boost after experts said that the effect of extra traffic on the road network would not be “severe”. Councillors are due to meet next week to decide whether the new information means that they no longer object to granting...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 5:21 pm

Pub chain asks for 2am licence at former Topshop

A pub chain has applied for a 2am licence on the first floor of the former Topshop unit in Churchill Square. The Botanist, which already has branches around the UK, wants a licence to serve alcohol and food and for the performance of both live and recorded music until 2am from...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 4:26 pm

Neighbours object to Brighton venue’s plan for outdoor seating

Neighbours have objected to a Brighton music venue’s plan to serve drinks to people sitting at tables outside the premises. Matthew Felton-Dimmack, 41, director of Chalk, in Pool Valley, Brighton, wants to have an outside seating area for the venue and its East Street Bar until...

Brighton crazy golf venue granted drinks licence for extended bar

A crazy golf venue on Brighton seafront has been granted a licence to serve cocktails on its new roof terrace. Sussex Police objected to Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf Course’s plan to extend its bar with a new roof terrace over the Volk’s Railway line. The licence application for...

Brighton and Hove ‘among Britain’s fastest-growing cities’

Brighton and Hove will be one of Britain’s fastest-growing cities by the end of next year, according to a report published today (Monday 16 May). But the city is not among the 10 locations tipped for the highest rates of job growth. Law firm Irwin Mitchell asked the Centre for...

All trains cancelled between Brighton and Haywards Heath for emergency points repairs

All trains will be cancelled between Brighton and Haywards Heath between 12.30am and 9am for emergency engineering work. The disruption could affect football fans setting off early to travel to Leeds for Brighton and Hove Albion’s final away game of the season. Train...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 9:47 pm

Changes to i360 loan terms on hold as councillors await more detail

More details should be made public about changes to the i360’s taxpayer-funded loans before councillors can sign them off, they said yesterday (Thursday 12 May). The seafront attraction is millions of pounds in arrears on the loans which were brokered by Brighton and Hove City...

Beachgoers support seafront sauna’s move

Dozens of customers of a seafront sauna have written to support its bid to move temporarily along the shingle. Beach Box Sauna started up on the site where the long-planned Sea Lanes development is set to take shape. As work finally begins this summer, it has had to move its...
Posted On 13 May 2022 at 12:27 pm