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Selma Montford
Honorary Secretary, Brighton Society
Civic platform post :  2 August 2014
Circus Street, the false impression given by the developers

The developers will be pleased with the Civic Brighton & Hove platform for extending their softening up campaign on the public, and even worse the councillors on the planning committee with all those attractive images, writes Selma Montford

Those images of the wide sunny courtyards are totally inaccurate. They give a false impression whereas in reality they are sunless alleys, getting the sun for an hour a day in mid-summer.

These false images are even displayed on the wall in the cafe of the University of Brighton. The overcrowding is irresponsible, when fully occupied there would be 900 occupants on a site not much bigger than a football pitch.

Take a look a the Brighton Society website and you will get a more accurate picture. I also attach an image submitted by the developers and a document written for the Regency Society by David Robson to put a more accurate picture.

Circus Street is not in a tall buildings area.

IMAGE CREDIT : CIRCUS STREET :  image submitted by the developers
Green=student housing, blue residential (but most probably buy to let to students, who else would be willing to live there?) mauve= office block (not needed if they do not knock the Amex building in Edward St down) pink=dance studio, yellow=UoB library.