Meeting 6 November 2018, Hove Town Hall

Michael Bedingfield standing in for Derek de Young

The Conservation Advisory Group (CAG) is a collective group of local conservation groups and amenity societies, which includes the Kemp Town Society.

It meets monthly and aims to provide advice and comments on planning applications affecting conservation areas, locally listed buildings and historic parks and gardens, or their settings, where visible from the public realm or accessible to the public. CAG also advises and comments on other schemes and policies promoted by the council which impact on conservation areas and other heritage assets.

Derek de Young is the member of the Kemp Town Society Committee who attends CAG meetings. The Kemp Town Society has responsibility over two areas, the Kemp Town Conservation Area (Area 3) and the College Conservation Area (Areas 25), indicated in light green on the attached map:

At November’s meeting, no planning applications relating to either of the areas were included on the agenda. Nine applications were considered relating to other conservation areas throughout Brighton and Hove.

Michael Bedingfield

Outer Harbour Development – Brighton Marina Phases 2 and 3
On Wednesday 9 January 2019, an exhibition was held at the Malmaison in Brighton Marina, to view updated designs and meet the design team of Phases 2 and 3 of the outer harbour development. This follows presentations during December 2018, including to the Kemp Town Society committee and a large group of residents.  Details are in the Spring 2019 Newsletter.
Members of the committee attended the exhibition, with the most apparent changes being:
  • design modifications to the tower façade to make it more interesting
  • amends to the heights of the northern buildings in Phase 2, with planners wanting to see greater variety and a “stepping up” towards the tower
  • additional car parking to provide 150 spaces in the new scheme alongside the circa 200 spaces to Phase 1
  • reconfiguration and a reduction in the size of the landscaped square adjacent to the marina’s western arm to take into account usability in stormy weather; and
  • priority on creating a landscape which will survive the harsh coastal conditions.
The new proposals are available to view and make comments on at until 24 January 2019.
The Outer Harbour Development Company Partnership LLP proposes to submit a planning application in February 2019, seeking Full Planning Permission for Phase 2 and Outline Planning Permission for Phase 3 of the plans.
Michael Bedingfield