Amended Planning Application submitted for Gasworks site

An amended planning application has been submitted for the former Brighton Gasworks.

The 2-hectare site is next to the A259 coastal road and near Black Rock, Brighton Marina and East Brighton Park.

The land is owned by National Grid and the developer, St William. It currently has two redundant gasometers with supporting gas infrastructure and is being used for storage, parking and light industrial activity.

The amended scheme

St William has amended the scheme after reviewing feedback to their earlier application from council officers and comments from local residents and amenity groups.

The amended proposal is for a mixed-use scheme with 565 residential units and 2742sqm of commercial space. A mix of building types are proposed ranging from three to twelve storeys. Communal and public spaces will be provided. The site will be accessed via Boundary Road and Marina Way.

The developer has published a document setting out the alterations to the scheme, which is available with a video on St William’s website.

All documents relating to the application can also be viewed on the council’s planning register, by searching for application reference number BH2021/04167.

Have your say on the development

A full public re-consultation has now begun and will run until 11 January 2023. The easiest way to comment on the application and to receive updates on the project is to register with our planning system.

Anyone can provide comments at the planning application stage. Planning officers will consider all comments in their assessment, along with expert advice and representations from neighbours and other local stakeholders.


A decision on the planning application will be made by the Planning Committee. The date for this has not been set but is not expected before spring 2023.

Related news