From Farm House to Superstore
At the top of Dyke Road Avenue there is a roundabout which provides access to the by-pass (A27). Adjacent to the roundabout is a plot of land which for many years was the home of the Court Farm House.
The site was previously proposed for residential development, a scheme which the Regency Society supported. Permission was granted in 2017 but never implemented.
The latest proposal is for an Aldi Superstore with parking for 120 cars. If you’re a driver and you want a convenient place to shop you may see this as a welcome development. However, the application has attracted lots of adverse comment. Click OBJECTION TO PROPOSED ALDI SUPERSTORE AT COURT FARM to see what the store would look like and to read why the Regency Society is opposed to it.
The Plan for the Gas Works Site
Property developer, St William Homes has submitted a proposal for the site of the former Gas Works in Kemp Town.
If approved, it will result in 553 new homes in eleven tall buildings and several smaller ones, all located between Marine Gate to the east and Courcels to the west. The scheme also includes new commercial properties.
The Regency Society is supportive of the principle of a residential development on this site, which has been a blot on the landscape for far too long. However, we cannot support this proposal.
Click Gas Works site objection 2-1-22 to read the comments we have submitted to the Planning Authority.
The Planning Forum, attended by members of the Regency Society and Hove Civic Society hovecivicsociety.org meets monthly to discuss planning applications which the Forum considers significant. Each society forms its own view on the applications and decides what action, if any, to take.