Brighton control room workers have power to shut down main line

Railway control room workers in Brighton could bring the main line and coastway lines to a halt when they go on strike later this month. The workers are members of Unite which said that its members employed by Network Rail would join other rail unions in taking action on Thursday...

Planners oppose Hove shop changes but neighbours show support

Plans to extend a flat above a shop and turn the basement into a flat face opposition from council planning officials. The proposals for 10 Blatchington Road, in Hove, include enlarging the existing first-floor flat to create a two-bedroom maisonette and to convert the basement...

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...

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...

Menswear chain to open new store in centre of Brighton

The menswear chain Moss Bros plans to open a new branch in Brighton, the company said today (Tuesday 2 August). The new branch, in North Street, is due to open in September and is the biggest of four branches opening in the latest batch – one of which is in Jermyn Street, London....
Posted On 02 Aug 2022 at 5:44 pm

Three-storey block of flats planned in place of Telscombe Cliffs bungalow

A Hove developer’s plan to build a three-storey block of flats in Telscombe Cliffs is due to go before councillors tomorrow (Wednesday 3 August). Craig Dwyer-Smith, 47, of Dyke Road Avenue, Hove, and his company, C and L Dwyer-Smith Limited, have applied to demolish a bungalow in...

Student village planned in the grounds of historic Brighton manor house

A new student village is being planned for the grounds of an historic manor house in Brighton. Existing student flats are likely to be demolished behind Moulsecoomb Place, in Lewes Road, and replaced by taller buildings to provide more homes for people studying at Brighton...
Posted On 30 Jul 2022 at 12:05 am

Campaigners delighted as council delays Royal Mail lease decision

Campaigners are jubilant after a decision to sell farmland on the edge of Brighton and Hove to the Royal Mail was put on hold. Councillors had been due to discuss a long lease for Patcham Court Farm, in Vale Avenue, Brighton, this afternoon (Friday 29 July). In return, Brighton...

Sale of Patcham site to Royal Mail put on hold

The proposed sale of land in Patcham to the Royal Mail has been put on hold, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Friday 29 July). Senior councillors were due to decide whether to agree in principle that a long lease should be granted to the Royal Mail for Patcham Court...
Posted On 29 Jul 2022 at 12:35 pm

Residents fear low-traffic scheme will mean more pollution, intrusive cameras and fines

A group of Hanover residents said that a proposed “low-traffic neighbourhood” for their area is not as green as they were initially told. And the firm behind the designs also runs the council’s parking enforcement service and “will profit enormously from the fines that will be...