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Brighton deserves better than the Anston House mega-block

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Preston Park's in danger. For Brighton, The Anston House proposal [BH2016/02499] represents a return to the massive tower-blocks of the 60s and 70s. Right on the edge of our beautiful Park, the proposed building is almost TWICE as high as the existing nine storey Anston House and will be one of the biggest single-site developments Brighton has ever seen, dwarfing the environment around it, overshadowing the Rotunda and the Rose Garden, irreversibly changing the character of the local area and blighting the housing that surrounds it.

Brighton urgently needs housing, yet despite its scale, this development offers NO dedicated homes for key workers and the small number of “affordable” flats - half the number the Council would like to see - will be priced to exclude those in real housing need. Many of the flats have poor space standards. This development is not worth changing our city so fundamentally for if the developers are offering us so little in return. Please reject this development and look instead for a more positive building that Brighton can be proud of on this important site. Brighton deserves better. 


Petitions are great, but it's REALLY IMPORTANT YOU REGISTER AN OBJECTION TOO! The number of objections the council receives to any application makes a BIG difference.

So, after you've signed this petition, please visit the council's planning portal and register your objections in the Comments tab. (You don't need a Neighbourhood Letter Number).

The deadline for objections to the plan has now been extended. All comments are counted and the number of comments received is important, so please take part, making clear your reasons for objecting. The petition will continue to take signatures after the planning comments deadline and we will hand it to the planning committee before the meeting. Thanks! 

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