Tag Archives: Conservation

Buildings are the clothes on a city’s back. They message what our values are, what we stand for.

13.04.18…..The Victorians and Edwardians built to reflect the confident swagger of Empire and ambitions for the prosperous future…..that’s over. But having those sturdy, built-to-last-forever reflections of a proud and important country, are still all over London (where they impress the … Continue reading

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Hove Library: new full planning application for basement to become a private nursery

13.04.18….This new application has been submitted but is not yet registered or out to consultation.  It is the Full Planning application to match the still under consideration Listed one.  Watch this space.  

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Kings House! 2 Major Development planning applications are out to ONLY 21 days Consultation

06.04.18…..Here we go again with potential controversy. Mortar Nova showed their plans in January at the Cornerstone Centre in St. Johns, Palmeira Square. I did a bit of a write up of what I saw.  View it here and compare … Continue reading

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Mortar Nova exhibit some of their plans for Kings House at Cornerstone

27.1.18…..The new owners of Kings House, on the corner of Grand Avenue and the Kingsway, sent out 1,000 invitations to residents around Kings House to view massing plans on Friday from 6-9pm and today, Saturday, until 4pm at the Cornerstone … Continue reading

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Hove’s Grade 2 Listed, again threatened, Carnegie-endowed gem of a library building

24.1.18…..Cash-strapped councils are seemingly oblivious to the fact that this country suffers from a 20% level of functional illiteracy.  Instead of seeing them as a drain on resources, libraries should be seen as important resources in themselves which Britain needs … Continue reading

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