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Brighton Marina Inner Harbour Development (BH2007/03454)
A planning application for major development at Brighton Marina for the Inner Harbour site was submitted in September 2007 (ref: BH2007/03454) by X-Leisure and Explore Living. The application was considered by the council on 12th December 2008 and was refused.
The developer submitted an appeal in respect of the council’s decision to refuse the planning application and a public inquiry commenced on 3 November 2009. The Council appointed Morag Ellis QC to act on behalf of the Council. The planning consultant Kevin Goodwin Director and Head of Planning of CgMs was the lead witness for the Inquiry. The other witnesses were Adam Roake of Urbanise ( architect), David Allen managing Director of Allen Pyke Associate (landscape architect), Mr Froneman of CgMs (Heritage expert).
Appellant's questionnaire [PDF, 7.15mb]
A copy of the Council’s questionnaire can be downloaded via the following link:
Council's questionnaire [PDF, 1.32mb]
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 and Hove City Council:
Statement of Case of Brighton and Hove City Council [PDF, 129kb]
Proofs of Evidence Brighton and 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 BHCC
BHCC closing speech [PDF 383kb]
Details of the planning application
The application proposes a mixed-use development comprising a total of 1294 new residential units and a range of community, retail and commercial uses. Six main sites are proposed for redevelopment:–
1. the Asda superstore;
2. the Asda petrol station;
3. the estates office;
4. the McDonalds restaurant;
5. the Sea Wall alongside the western breakwater and western edge of the multi-storey car park, and
6. the eastern end of the multi-storey car park.
It is proposed that the existing ASDA would be demolished and redeveloped to create an enlarged store alongside other retail uses, with residential storeys above. The existing petrol station would be demolished and replaced with a part retail and part residential block. The estates office would be demolished and replaced with a residential block. The McDonalds restaurant would be replaced within a new block with residential storeys above. The western and eastern parts of the existing multi-storey car park would be demolished to accommodate a new petrol station and a residential block. The development proposal also encompasses the Octagon building where a change of use is anticipated for two existing retail units to be converted into a medical use.
The new buildings proposed throughout the site would range from 1 to 28 storeys in height, containing a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residential units and 40% of the total is proposed to be made available as affordable housing. The development also seeks permission to make alterations to the transport network, including a new transport interchange behind the Waterfront, changes to the existing vehicular access and giving higher priority to pedestrians and cyclists. A new pedestrian and cycle access is proposed into the Marina via a bridge link off the existing access on the cliffs onto the roof of a new building.
A new ‘squareabout’ is proposed in place of the existing roundabout. A total of 1484 car parking spaces and 1653 cycle parking spaces are proposed to serve the development. A new community hall is proposed. Public realm improvements are proposed to enhance the environment within the Marina and new outdoor recreation and amenity spaces are proposed. The development incorporates sustainable features including a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system.
Additional information can also be found on the applicant’s website www.brightonmarinaregeneration.co.uk which includes details of public exhibitions and consultation proposed by the Applicant. Details of the application can also be viewed at the council’s Citydirect offices at Hove Town Hall and Bartholomew House in Brighton .
For further information regarding the scheme, including the drawings and documents that make up the application, please enter the reference number BH2007/03454 into the Planning Register. The Committee Report and Minutes can be viewed here.
Brighton Marina Outer Harbour Development (BH2006/01124)
A planning application for major development at the Brighton Marina was submitted to the council on 4 April 2006 (ref: BH2006/01124) by Brunswick Developments Group and was approved on 4 July 2006. The application was for a mixed use development of 853 flats and retail, commercial, office and community uses in 11 buildings ranging from 6 to 40 storeys in height on a newly created platform over the Spending Beach. 40% of the residential units will comprise ‘affordable housing’ managed by a Registered Social Landlord.
A replacement yacht club and RNLI building are proposed. Environmental enhancements are proposed, including two new pedestrian and cycle bridges across Black Rock beach into the Marina and across the entrance to the Inner Harbour and creation of new outdoor recreation and amenity areas. The scheme involves sustainable features, including renewable energy, and will reach an EcoHomes standard of ‘Excellent’.
The application represented an amendment to a previous application which was refused planning permission by the Planning Applications Sub-Committee on 11 November 2005 (ref BH2004/03673/FP). Details of both applications can be viewed by entering the planning application number (refused application BH2004/03673/FP or approved application BH2006/01124) in the Planning Register. The Committee Report and Minutes for BH2006/01124 can be viewed here.
Additional information can also be found on the Applicant’s website www.brightonmarinafuture.co.uk. In addition to planning permission, approval was required from the council under the provisions of the Brighton Marina Act 1968 for buildings that would exceed the height of the cliff face immediately to the north.
Further details on the policies and background for the Marina site can be found on the following web pages: