Brighton Marina outer harbour development

Brighton Marina Inner Harbour DevelopmentThis development of 853 flats and retail, commercial and community spaces is now into it's second phase of construction. The development includes 11 buildings ranging from 6 to 40 storeys high. The buildings sit on a newly created platform over Spending Beach. 40% of the residential units will be part of an "affordable housing scheme".

20 two bedroom apartments are being offered as shared ownership through Moat Housing Association.

The development also includes

  • two new pedestrian and cycle bridges across Black Rock beach into the Marina and across the entrance to the Inner Harbour
  • 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 developers celebrated the completion of the first phase of the development at a topping out ceremony on 9 March 2016.

Planning application and consent 

The planning application was submitted to the council on 4 April 2006 application reference BH2006/01124 and approved on 4 July 2006. In addition to planning permission, approval was required from the council under the provisions of the Brighton Marina Act 1968. The act applies to buildings that would exceed the height of the cliff face immediately to the north. Since 2006 we've agreed some minor amendments to the application. The latest planning consent is application reference BH2015/04435.

Refused planning applications

The current outer harbour development is an amendment to a previous application. You can get details of the refused application on the planning register - planning application reference BH2004/03673/FP. The application was refused planning permission by the Planning Applications Sub-Committee in November 2005. Get the Committee Report and Minutes for the refusal of BH2004/03673/FP

Brighton Marina inner harbour development 

The inner harbour area is currently part of a strategic allocation for mixed use redevelopment in the Brighton & Hove City Plan. This includes a minimum of 1,000 residential units, 5,000 square metres retail and 3,500 square metres of leisure, recreation and community facilities.

The council considered a planning application for major development at Brighton Marina for the Inner Harbour site submitted in September 2007 application reference BH2007/03454 by X-Leisure and Explore Living.

The council refused the application on 12 December 2008. The developer submitted an appeal and a public inquiry took place at the end of 2009. On 13 July 2010 the Secretary of State gave his decision, to dismiss the appeal. View the documents relating to the application and appeal

Find out more

Details of the policies and background for the Marina site can be found on the following web pages: