|View of site looking west from Falmer Rd.|
|View of site looking south from Ovingdean Rd.|
Based on legal advice the council has withdrawn two of its reasons for refusal. These are:
- Harm caused to setting of Ovingdean and Rottingdean Conservation areas and loss of gap between the villages.
- Increase in traffic would have a harmful impact on the Air Quality Management Area (AQMA).
- Harmful impact on ecology and biodiversity.
- Overdevelopment and loss of local landscape character.
as the only standing reasons for refusal. Weighing up the planning benefits the scheme would bring against these remaining reasons they agreed that the Local Planning Authority should no longer defend the planning appeal. Unreasonably defending a planning appeal can lead to an award of costs.
|A superseded plan showed the development clustered on the western edge of the site.|