We inhabit worrying times where major developments are being forced through without full local consultation, and often with little benefit to the local community save for the temporary construction jobs. It is worth keeping an eye on planning applications and commenting wherever possible and encouraging friends and associates to do the same. Make no mistake. Greater Brighton and the Mega Blocks are coming along and the character of our great city has never been at greater risk.
Preston Barracks – proposal to redevelop as mixed use development (planning records here) *Recommended for saving by Brighton and Hove City Council in 2011 paper, complete demolition now being allowed.
Astoria proposal for demolition for 73 flats (planning records here) *Note: the Astoria is Grade II listed.
Anston House – proposed redevelopment into 231 flats with Megablock proposal (planning records here)
King Alfred Leisure Centre (formerly WWII Land ship used for training 22,500 men and women for the Navy) proposed redevelopment (planning records here) for 560 flats with a leisure centre. A dangerous precedent for seafront development if it happens.