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THIS WEEK : Selma Montford: The hope that the £1bn schemes will all disappear


TALKBOARD : Step Back in Time – A History of the Argus


LATEST IN DIRECTORY : Preston and Patcham Society launches new web platform

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Those with no place to call home The challenge of reaching out to the stranger in our midst is at the heart of the Bishop of Chichester’s Christmas message which is released today. Dr Martin Warner, in a video message posted on the diocesan You Tube channel, urges local communities across Sussex to “be mindful […]

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The current state of developments in the city: I despair. The problem is that building land is expensive, owners require a substantial profit on their development but have had to pay substantial sums for the site.—Selma Montford I am reluctantly stepping down as Hon Secretary of the Brighton Society which I have enjoyed and toiled […]

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LATEST: New platform launched November 2016: As well as news and information and details about the background of the society, together with the Muriel Elms Collection, a gallery of old photographs of the area, the new web platform from the Preston and Patcham Society is also smart phone ready. Browse the new web platform here. […]

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The decision to give planning approval to the Moshimo Skylight restaurant is one of the worst planning decisions in recent years. This is no ordinary site – it is in the Old Town Conservation Area, recently declared ‘under threat’ by Historic England and for which a recently prepared Character Statement designed to protect the Old […]

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To the Editor The news that the schemes on the Circus Street and the Preston Barracks sites may not go ahead could well be good news. The scheme on the Circus Street site was a case of gross overdevelopment. The pictures of the Circus Street development with sunny patios were misleading. The plans were for […]

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Last rays of golden sunshine on the base of Blakers Park clock—Friends of Blaker’s Park, 21 October 2016 Local news & updates from the Friends of Blakers Park. We love the park, organise the Community Picnic, Summer Fair etc.

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Dear Sir First Base is seeking planning permission to demolish and redevelop the Anston House site opposite Preston Park. No one will regret the loss of the ruin which remains on part of the site. First base has also partnered the Friends of the Pavilion Cafe, the Brighton and Lewes Downs Unesco World Biosphere Region […]

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