THE ANSTON HOUSE SITE (INCLUDING THE ADJACENT VACANT SITE) IS NOW OWNED BY FIRST BASE, an established developer, and THE HYDE GROUP which has a track record of providing housing in Brighton. They plan to demolish Anston House and replace it with flats.
CONRAN & PARTNERS have been appointed the lead designer. FLETCHER PRIEST ARCHITECTS have been appointed to lead a masterpan study of the Preston Park area, which should be interesting.
THE BRIGHTON SOCIETY and THE PRESTON & PATCHAM SOCIETY do not believe that the new buildings should be any taller than Anston House, and should not overshadow the Rotunda or the Rose Garden in Preston Park.
They should also respect the houses in Dyke Road Drive whose basements at the front become their ground floors at the back. The new scheme needs to respect this and be well set back allowing space between the two, avoiding overshadowing of the Dyke Road Drive houses. They should also avoid noise being transmitted from the new flats to the Dyke Road Drive houses.
An initial public consultation event was held on 16 July 2015. If you would like more information about this development ring: 0800 148 8911
or email: <email@example.com> or address: FREEPOST, MPC FEEDBACK
THE ANSTON HOUSE SCHEME FOR TWIN TOWERS WAS REFUSED PERMISSION AT THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ON 24 APRIL 2013.
ANOTHER MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEES OF THE 2 SOCIETIES IS PLANNED FOR TUESDAY 3 NOVEMBER