Medina House BH2014/03898 has been refused

5 March 2015…..Reasons for refusal posted online are:

1.  Medina House is a locally listed heritage asset that contributes positively to the character and appearance of the Cliftonville Conservation Area by virtue of its architectural and historic interest. It has not been demonstrated that the building is beyond economic repair, that there are no viable alternative uses for the building, or that the proposed redevelopment would preserve the area’s character and produce substantial benefits to outweigh its loss. Consequently the demolition of Medina House would result in substantial harm that would fail to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the Cliftonville Conservation Area, contrary to policies HE8 and HE10 of the Brighton & Hove Local Plan, the Medina House Planning Brief September 2013, and section 72 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
2.  The proposed development, by virtue of its design including the scale of the front bays, their projection over the footway, and palette of materials, represents an excessively dominant form of development out of keeping with its surrounds. The proposed development would fail to contribute positively to the character and local distinctiveness of the area, thereby failing to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the Cliftonville Conservation Area, contrary to policies QD1, QD2, QD4, HE6, HE8 and HE10 of the Brighton & Hove Local Plan, the Medina House Planning Brief September 2013, and section 72 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

To support saveHOVE’s epetition, asking Brighton & Hove City Council to compulsory purchase Medina House, please Click hereIt will be presented to Policy & Resources Committee on 18th March 2015 along with the paper version

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Concerned with planning, development and the conservation of historic Hove, we actively seek to prevent inappropriate, negligent and abusive redevelopments!
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