Madeira Arches Meeting by the Regency Society

On Wednesday 7 November, the Regency Society organised an event on the condition of the Madeira Arches, how the problem has become so serious and what now needs to be done. As important, the future and how the arches might be when they have been restored. Around a hundred people attended the event, members of […]

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Blue Plaque unveiling 18 November

In this centenary year of UK women first getting the Vote, there is a new scheme to honour the suffrage movement in Brighton. The Blue Plaque Panel chaired by Roger Amerena, a member of the Kemp Town Society, has approved four new blue plaques. The locations in Brighton include North Street Quadrant where the Women’s […]

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Conservation Advisory Group, November

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 […]

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Exhibition for Outer Harbour Development

An exhibition is being held on: 4-8pm, Thursday 8 November 2018, 1-5pm Friday 8 November 2018 at Malmaison in Brighton Marina, BN2 5WA. The proposals will also be available to view and comment online from 8-23 November at www.outerharbourdevelopment.co.uk

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Save Badgers Tennis Club

Badgers Tennis Club, just round the corner in Church Place, is under serious threat of closure as the land owners want to develop the site for housing. The Club has historic links to the Kemp Town Estate – it was founded in 1897 on land provided by the Marquis of Bristol shortly after the Kemp […]

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Conservation Advisory Group, October

Simon Smith standing in for Derek de Young. The first part of the meeting was taken up by a pre-application presentation on the Sackville Road Goodsyard site by MODA. The Development is intended to provide 600 homes as well as office space. The committee was pleased to note the reduction in height of the proposed […]

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Development News

At the Society’s AGM on May 12th Simon Smith, our chairman, gave a precis of our earlier meeting with Nick Hibberd, the Director of Economy, Environment and Culture on Brighton and Hove Council. Mr Hibberd ranged widely over developments that will interest members, so here are further details, updated as necessary. Nothing much has changed, […]

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Historic Photos

The following have been made available to the Kemp Town Society. Particular thanks go to René Dee of Chichester Terrace for the majority of the postcards.

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The 3Ts Hospital Redevelopment

Information from 3Ts: This is the construction site for the Stage 1 Building, that will open in the winter of 2020/21. It is the larger of the two new buildings the redevelopment will provide. Eastern Road, the main road past the front of the hospital, is at the top of the picture. Visit the 3Ts […]

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Minutes from the 2018 AGM

Minutes of the Seventh Annual General Meeting of the Kemp Town Society, held at EF Language School (1-2 Sussex Square) on Saturday 12th May 2018. Committee Members present: Simon Smith Chairman Derek DeYoung CAG Representative Adam Liversidge Membership Officer Vanessa Minns WBLIMH Editor Jayne Paulin Secretary Keith Paulin Treasurer Paul Phillips National Heritage Societies Rep […]

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Brighton Youth Orchestra Concert

The Society held a Concert and Dinner on March 10th in St George’s Church Kemp Town with the Brighton Youth Orchestra and special guest Rachel Fryer. The programme included music from Holst, Glazunov, Finzi and Peter Compton and was supported by Encore. 60 members and their guests attended and much enjoyed hearing these talented young […]

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Chairman’s Report & AGM 2018

Notice is hereby given that the 7th Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on SATURDAY 12th MAY 2018 at 10.30 a.m. at the EF Language School, 1-2 Sussex Square AGENDA Welcome and apologies Minutes of the 6th (2017) Annual General Meeting of the Company Accounts of the Company for the year ending […]

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Black Rock and Waterfront Project

Simon Smith and Vaughan Rees recently met Katherine Pearce, the relevant ‘Project Manager’, in continuation of their on-going conversation with City planners on the proposed development of the Black Rock site (the newly termed ‘Waterfront Project’).They were told that the Council is close to finalising a comprehensive agreement with Standard Life, who will be taking […]

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From The Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council

Our iconic Madeira Terraces have lasted over 130 years, a remarkable testimony to the quality of Victorian craftsmanship. Sadly the seaside environment has taken its toll on the ironwork and major restoration is needed. I’m committing the council today to a project that will fully restore or replace that ironwork and return the Madeira Terraces […]

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Brighton & Hove City Council Conservation Strategy (2013)

Draft Conservation Strategy (2013) 1. Introduction 1.1 The current Conservation Strategy was adopted in 2003 to clarify the council’s responsibilities and reaffirm its commitment toward the conservation of Brighton & Hove’s historic built environment. It includes a programme of action for the future management of the city’s cultural heritage. This Strategy is now due for […]

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Planning applications – what issues can be taken into account

The Council can only take certain matters into account when considering your comments on a planning application. Issues that can be taken into account: The proposal complies with the Council’s planning policies A proposed use is suitable for the area The appearance and size of a new building is appropriate External alterations to an existing […]

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Survey of Listed Building Maintenance by Bristol University

UNIVERSITY OF WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL . SURVEY- MAINTAINING VALUE Individual Owners’ Approaches to the Maintenance of their Listed Buildings Final Report Submitted to Maintain our Heritage by The University of the West of England, Bristol September 2003 © Maintain our Heritage 2003. All rights reserved Table of contents Executive Summary…………………………………………………………………………………. 3 1 Background to […]

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Kemp Town Conservation Area Map

The Conservation Area of Kemp Town takes in the Kemp Town Estate and the lower slopes all the way to the Low Tide mark of the sea. Kemp Town Estate is the ONLY Grade 1 listed Estate on the Sea in England. http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sites/brighton-hove.gov.uk/files/downloads/conservation/ca-a4-kemp-town%2Blogo_08.pdf

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Black Rock Development

BLACK ROCK DEVELOPMENT: At the CAG meeting today Rob Fraser, Head of planning gave a detailed report on the present situation. He advised that Brighton International Arena Ltd now have funding for the planning stage. He said that considerable progress had been made in the back ground. The proposed development would be an Ice rink. […]

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