Tuesday, 29 October 2013

7 Ship Street Gardens

View from the west
Planning application BH2013/03429 proposes the demolition and rebuilding of these two quirky shops in the twitten that links Middle Street and Ship Street in the Old Town Conservation Area.

The present building first appears in the street directories in 1862 when it was occupied by a fruiterer. It was probably built on a yard or garden between nos. 6 & 8 which go back to 1856. The asbestos roof will not have been added until the 1940's or later. The proposed replacement design preserves the variation in roof line but, because a change in use to an office is also intended, only a wall and door will be presented to the twitten. This will sadly degrade the visual liveliness of the scene and the loss of retail space will reduce the footfall in the twitten. The latter factor is of special concern in that, in this type of restricted  environment, it is likely to lead to a loss of general security.

View from the east.
Proposed office building.


  1. I love your blogs on Brighton. But please can you link to the councils planning website when you cover these stories. Thanks.

  2. Thank you for the kind words :D. The link to the Planning Register Is:-
    http://ww3.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1199915&node=20476. From this page you can access a search tool for the application you are interested in.
    It is not possible to link to individual applications.

  3. This application has now been withdrawn.


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