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THE ANSTON HOUSE SCHEME WAS REFUSED PERMISSION AT THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ON 24 APRIL. The voting was 4 for the plan, 5 against with 3 abstentions. THE APPLICANT IS NOW CONSIDERING ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS. The Brighton Society would like to present their ideas for the site first. The site, which has been derelict […]


William Shaw writes, the Anston House site, beside Brighton’s Preston Park, has been derelict for some years. A development of the site is welcomed, especially if it provides a decent level of affordable housing. In 2012 South African bankers Investec and architects Urban Splash proposed cramming 231 flats onto this 0.6 hectare site, including flats […]


PRESTON PARK is one of Brighton’s largest parks, with 63 acres (250,000 m2) of lawns, formal borders and rose gardens, bowling greens, tennis courts and a small pond It was bought in 1883 by Brighton Corporation (then Brighton’s local authority) from Mr William Bennett-Stanford who owned the Preston Manor estate and had begun to develop […]



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HANNINGTONS LANE AND BRIGHTON SQUARE PUBLIC COMMENTS LODGED BY REGENCY SOCIETY Applications BH2013/00710 & BH2013/00711 The Regency Society welcomes this proposal to develop under-used areas of the Old Town and create additional retail and office space. However, we urge the Planning Committee to refuse permission for the demolition of number 15 North Street. We believe […]