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Why is it OK for Brighton to pretend we are a city, whilst cannibalising Hove to serve itself?

24/04/18…..People rarely ask these days, but used to ask “save Hove from what?” Slow death.  Physical dismantlement.  So much.  Why is there a problem? The truth is, Hove was annexed by a failing Brighton Council, led by now Lord Bassam, … Continue reading

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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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Hove Library decision rights usurped by BHCC officers, ensured it could not be refused

03.04.18….Following expiry of the advertised public consultation period (21 days for this). it has always been the case that officers are then free to decide an application from that point on under delegated powers if there are fewer than 5 … Continue reading

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