Brighton Marina planning application BH2007/03454

Development of Brighton Marina's outer harbour is well under way, and into phase two of construction.

Brighton Marina inner harbour area is now part of a strategic allocation for mixed use redevelopment in the Brighton & Hove City Plan

In September 2007 X-Leisure and Explore Living submitted a planning application for development of the inner harbour to the council.

Planning application BH2007/03454 proposed a mixed-use development for the inner harbour, comprising a total of 1,294 new residential units and a range of community, retail and commercial uses.

The council refused the application on 12 December 2008. Get the committee's report and minutes of the meeting.

The developer submitted an appeal and a public inquiry took place at the end of 2009. The inquiry ended on 10 December 2009, and closed in writing on 1 March 2010.

On 13 July 2010 The Secretary of State gave his decision [PDF 82kb], which was to dismiss the appeal.

You can also download the Inspector's decision [PDF 842kb]

You can download the documents relating to the appeal below. 

Appeal documents

The Statement of Common Ground 

Statement of common Ground [PDF, 1.85mb]
Statement of Common Ground - Highways & Transportation [PDF, 1.92mb]

Core Documents List
Core Documents List [PDF 52kb]

Statements of case of the Appellants
Appellant's Statement PDF, 1.5mb]

Proofs of evidence of the Appellants
Bob Allies Proof of Evidence [PDF 26.5mb]
Bob Allies Proof of Evidence Appendices [PDF 32.5mb]
David Bean Proof of Evidence [PDF 284kb]
David Bean Proof of Evidence Summary [PDF 82kb]
David Frisby Proof of Evidence [PDF 624kb]
David Frisby Proof of Evidence Appendices [PDF 7mb]
David Frisby Proof of Evidence Figures and Drawings [PDF 2.6mb]
David Gavin Proof of Evidence [PDF 426kb]
David Gavin Proof of Evidence Appendices [PDF 12mb]
David Gavin Proof of Evidence Summary [PDF 73kb]
Iain Reid Proof of Evidence [PDF 184mb]
Matthew Spry Proof of Evidence [PDF 514kb]
Matthew Spry Proof of Evidence Appendics [PDF 184kb]
Richard Coleman Proof of Evidence [PDF 477kb]
Richard Coleman Proof of Evidence Appencies [PDF 8.4mb]

Closing submissions of the Appellants
Brighton Marina appellants closing submissions [PDF 1.1mb]

Statement of Case of Savebrighton
Savebrighton [PDF, 14kb]

Proof of evidence of Savebrighton
Save Brighton Proof of Evidence [PDF 594kb]

Closing Submissions of  Savebrighton
Save Brighton closing submission [PDF 47kb]

Statement of Case of Sussex Police
Sussex Police [PDF, 169kb]

Proof of Evidence of Sussex Police
Sussex Police Proof of evidence [PDF 3.7mb]

Statement of Case of Marine Gate Action Group
Marine Gate Action Group [PDF, 56kb]

Proof of Evidence of Marine Gate Action Group
Marine Gate Action Group Proof of evidence [PDF 6.84mb]

Closing Submissions of Marine gate Action Group
Marine Gate Action Group Closing Statement (PDF 1.5mb]

Statement of Case of Brighton Marina Residents association
Brighton Marina Residents association [PDF, 124kb]

Proof of Evidence of Brighton Marina Residents association
Brighton Marina Residents association Proof of evidence [PDF 3.7mb]

Closing Submissions of Brighton Marina Residents association
Brighton Marina Residents association Closing Submission [PDF 105kb]

Statement of Case of Kemp Town Society
Kemp Town Society [PDF, 461kb]

Proof of Evidence of Kemp Town Society
Paul Phillips Proof of Evidence [PDF 1.9mb]

Closing Submissions of Kemp Town Society
Kemp Town Society Closing Submissions [PDF 542kb]

Statement of Case of Economic Partnership
Economic Partnership [PDF, 36kb]

Proof of Evidence of  Economic Partnership
Economic Partnership Proof of Evidence [PDF 1.5mb]

Statement of Case of Brighton & Hove City Council
Statement of Case of Brighton and Hove City Council [PDF, 129kb]

Proofs of Evidence Brighton & Hove City Council
Adam Roake Proof of Evidence [PDF 136kb]
Adam Roake Proof of Evidence Appendices [PDF 1.9mb]
Adam Roake Proof of Evidence Summary [PDF 61kb]
David Allen Proof of Evidence [PDF 77kb]
David Allen Proof of Evidence Appendices [PDF 206kb]
David Allen Proof of Evidence Summary [PDF 77kb]
Ignus Froneman Proof of Evidence [PDF 266kb]
Ignus Froneman Proof of Evidence Appendices [PDF 313kb]
Ignus Froneman Proof of Evidence Summary [PDF 143kb]
Kevin Goodwin Proof of Evidence [PDF 432kb]
Kevin Goodwin Proof of Evidence Appendices [PDF 1.7mb]
Kevin Goodwin Proof of Evidence Summary [PDF 203kb]

Further details of the inquiry will be posted on this site as they emerge, including details of the venue and times of sitting.

Closing submissions of Brighton & Hove City Council
BHCC closing speech [PDF 383kb]

Details of the planning application

The application proposed a mixed-use development comprising a total of 1,294 new residential units and a range of community, retail and commercial uses. Six main sites were proposed for redevelopment

  1. Asda superstore
  2. Asda petrol station
  3. The estates office
  4. McDonalds restaurant
  5. The Sea Wall alongside the western breakwater and western edge of the multi-storey car park
  6. The eastern end of the multi-storey car park