Councillors Jacky O'Quinn and Robert Nemeth discuss the latest delay.
Saturday, 2 February 2019
Saturday, 12 January 2019
|Site of new development looking west.|
Whereas the earlier plans envisaged 4 discrete apartment blocks on platforms projecting out over the spending beach the latest plans have drawn some inspiration from the city's seafront squares and crescents.
|Impression of new scheme looking west.|
|Pink areas indicate retail facilities|
For the public at large the new scheme has the advantage of providing near level access from Madeira Drive via the western breakwater, several new public squares, and great permeability throughout the site, not the least including a new 250m long promenade with views directly out to sea through the harbour arms.
Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Last year, following a consultation launched which attracted more than 1,300 responses, a bid was submitted for £194,000 to develop conservation plans ready for a funding bid for £3.3 million. Unfortunately, the bid was unsuccessful.
However, the Heritage Lottery Fund encouraged the council to re-submit, highlighting work that should be undertaken in the meantime. This includes:
- Carrying out an access audit
- Developing designs of what a new boundary and improved entrances might look like
- Providing evidence of how multi agency working will tackle anti-social behaviour
- Providing more details of an activity programme, interpretation strategy and volunteer roles and skills.
The estimated cost of this work is £25,000 which would be met from the Royal Pavilion and Museums core budgets.
Tuesday, 8 January 2019
|From Meeting House Lane|
|From Brighton Place.|
Hanningtons Lane viewed from each end is only now beginning to emerge from the scaffolding although completion was originally expected mid-2018.
Sunday, 30 December 2018
|'Daydream' by Alberto Martinez|
Alberto was born & studied in Cuba but has now lived in Brighton for 10 years and is a regular participant in the Artists Open Houses May festival. This and other examples of his work are to be seen at the Cube Gallery in the Southdowns Heritage Centre, Hassocks.