New Plans Proposed For Controversial Brighton Development
The demand for property in Brighton means many people are keen to see new developments in the area, but not every project is as coveted as others. There has been controversy over plans for a 40-storey tower which has been mooted for Brighton Marina. However, fresh plans have been created after an “extensive review” of the initial proposal, and this could be more appealing.
There is a very long story behind this development and planning permission was initially granted for the project in 2006. The initial plans were going to include 11 buildings and 853 flats. The buildings would be of various heights, ranging from six storeys to 40 storeys. However, not everyone was in favour of these plans and there was significant opposition from a group of campaigners. Ultimately, there was a High Court case but, in the end, the developers emerged successful.
Many flats have been brought to the area thanks to development work
The initial phase of the developed was finished in March of 2016 and it ushered in close to 200 flats in the West Quay. There was also the introduction of seven new restaurants so there was plenty on offer for people living locally and to the people who wanted to visit the area for a day or night out.
A spokesperson for the developers, Squire & Partners, released a statement saying; “We are drawing up draft designs which amend and improve on the existing planning consent for this part of the marina, delivering high quality, new private and affordable homes in a scheme which better connects with Brighton and Hove and enhances the marina as a whole. We want to open up attractive spaces to the public and residents, with access to the waterfront all the way around the site for people to enjoy views of the sea, the city and back into the marina waterfront.”
There will be a public exhibition of the proposal
The plans were revealed to the public at the Malmaison Hotel in Brighton Marina. This exhibition started on Thursday the 8th of November when it ran from 4 pm to 8 pm and concluded on Friday the 9th of November when the exhibition was open from 1 pm to 5 pm.
People who hold an interest in seeing the proposals but who find themselves unable to attend the Brighton Marina in person will have a chance to view the proposal and make relevant comments at the Outer Harbour Development site.
At Easy Let & Sale, our estate agents in Brighton take a significant interest in all Brighton property developments. We know that there are many opinions about this project and that emotions have ran high over the past decade. This indicates that there is a lot of passion and support for the local area and that there are diverse ways to bring property to a community.
Large buildings can look majestic and they can provide more flats, but it is easy to see why people have issues with buildings of this stature. There will be many interested parties keen to see what the new proposals are like.
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