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BRIGHTON : Protect Patcham


CAMPAIGN
McCarthy and Stone, a housebuilder specialising in accommodation for the elderly, plan to demolish 46 – 54 Old London Road (3 bungalows and 2 houses) and build a retirement complex of 47 flats. The site is opposite Patcham House School, a couple of hundred yards down the road from the Co-op.

The provisional plans are for a main block which is 3 storeys (with the top storey in the roof space) extending the length of the site fronting on to Old London Road. Extending from the back of this (like the downstroke in the letter T) is a flat-roofed structure that extends the depth of the site with 3 banks of solar panels covering the roof. South of this rear structure will be residents’ gardens (currently the rear garden of number 46) and to the north will be the 21 parking spaces residents can buy (currently the rear garden of number 54). Access to the car park will be through an arch in the main block. There will 3 spaces for visitors and no parking for the staff (MaS say there will be up to 8 staff at the busiest times for the restaurant)

MaS are already marketing the development on their website: http://www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/retirement-properties-for-sale

MaS previously submitted planning applications for this site in 2003 and 2004 and the local residents mounted a campaign to stop the development. As a result of the support of local councillors and many letters of objection by local people the application was thrown out by the Planning Committee.

We believe Patcham Village and the surrounding areas are special and that high density housing in this lovely part of Brighton is not in the local interest. We know that the area is susceptible to flooding and the development could have the potential to increase this risk and that of water contamination resulting in an increased risk to public health

OBJECTIONS
The timescale for lodging objections is very short and it is very important that you are ready to send a letter to the Council so they are aware of the strength of local feeling.

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? Ideas?
Is this what you want for Old London Road? If not, then be prepared to object when McCarthy and Stone lodge their planning application

I have set the website up on behalf of a group of concerned local residents. Feel free to get in touch with us:

Alistair Elliott
Greenbays, 44 Old London Road
Patcham, Brighton
East Sussex, BN1 8XQ
Telephone 07973 872819
Email alistair.elliott1@ntlworld.com
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Future view from south? McCarthy and Stone, retirement complex of 47 flats.

LATEST
22 September 2016: So far there have been 352 objections against McCarthy and Stone’s unpopular plans to demolish 5 family homes in Old London Road, Patcham, with only 8 comments in favour of the plans. The planning officer is currently considering the planning application and we will advise when we get confirmation of the date the Planning Committee will decide on the application.

30 September 2016: The Council have confirmed this week that the it is likely that the planning application will be going to the 9th November planning committee meeting. We will post an update when we get confirmation.

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