Worrying Developments – Two Hove Seafront Planning Applications

houses to be demolished Kingsway

Western Esplanade – 239-243 Kingsway, Hove, BN3 4HE – planning application

http://planningregister.brighton-hove.gov.uk/application/bh201800937

Objection:

We object to the demolition of three 1930s family homes to facilitate the erection of an 8-storey block of flats comprising 37 units on the grounds that it is overdevelopment of an area directly overlooking the historic areas of Hove Lawns and Hove Lagoon seafront and injurious to the street scene and nature of the Western Esplanade, which was never intended for high-rise development. The proposed block is also of unsympathetic brutalist appearance and scale and will be overbearing for many neighbours who stand to lose light and privacy.

Please click on link under above address to submit your own comments to Brighton and Hove City Council Planning application for this development.

 

King's House King's House new development

 

King’s House, Grand Avenue,  Hove, BN3 2LS –  planning application

http://planningregister.brighton-hove.gov.uk/application/bh201800868

Objections:

While we welcome the conversion of King’s Road council offices into residential accommodation and the restoration of original features to the original building, we object to the erection of two modern residential blocks behind King’s House on the grounds of overdevelopment and spoiling of the street scene. We cannot yet comment on the materials used (not revealed), but the new build appears much darker and less symmetrical than the surrounding buildings and too tall, spoiling the sightline of Grand Avenue and intruding above the towers of the original Grade II listed King’s House. The Second Avenue rear extensions to the corner property (a good example of Victorian Italianate style) also impact negatively on Second Avenue, the rooflines and the vista to the seafront, as yet almost unspoiled. The whole development is visually unbalanced on both Grand Avenue and Second Avenue, overpowering and diminishing the visual statement of the lower areas of King’s House. The design needs to be completely revisited, ideally to be subservient or complementary to the original Grade II listed building and not overpower its neighbours. Even the 1980s council extension to the rear of King’s House was more appropriate and sensitive than what is proposed, though the new builds can remain detached from the original King’s House.

Please click on link under above address to submit your own comments to Brighton and Hove City Council Planning application for this development.

One thought on “Worrying Developments – Two Hove Seafront Planning Applications

  1. For goodness sake stop knocking down heritage buildings and developing monstrousities that aren’t in keeping with the area.

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