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Thank you, Round Hill residents, for continuing to list concerns to include in a project / bid for funding to address community safety.

Useful information

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Object to planning application BH2018/00433

28A Crescent Road Brighton BN2 3RP

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Click HERE to access COMMENTS TAB on Council's website

Before commenting yourself, you may access existing comments from the DOCUMENTS TAB (scroll down)

 

SAMPLE OBJECTION 1

I wish to object to the planning application BH2018/00433 that seeks to vary the conditions of the granted application BH2016/00862.

The original application was a much more sympathetic treatment of the site, arrived at through discussions between the developer and residents whose properties adjoin the site, initiated because of the concerns of those residents. Overlooking and loss of privacy was a major concern, and this was addressed through careful design of windows to reduce overlooking, for instance by making the windows high-level.

The new drawing (28 B GA Plan) shows windows in No. 28b but does not specify whether they will remain as high-level windows, or whether they will be standard windows that will increase overlooking and reduce my privacy. Similarly, a window in No. 28c has been enlarged, and another window has been added to No. 28e: these changes will increase overlooking. The poor documentation that accompanies the application does not include elevation drawings of these properties, which might have made the details of these changes clear.

Refuse bin sheds were originally sited away against the site boundary walls, but the developer agreed to move these away from the walls to reduce nuisance.

These are now proposed to be sited where originally proposed, against the wall of the rear garden of 40 Belton Road. The sheds would be a source of offensive odours which would greatly reduce amenity for existing residents. The granted application is for a total of 8 bedrooms on the development.

The increase to a total of 12 bedrooms constitutes overdevelopment in this already crowded conservation area. In summary, I object to the application on the grounds of overdevelopment, loss of privacy and overlooking.

SAMPLE OBJECTION 2

With regard to application no. BH2018/00433 (proposed variation of condition 1 of BH2016/00862) I wish to object on the following grounds:

1) We live at no. 34 Belton Road and I am extremely concerned that the plans now show a new window in the west-facing ground floor living room of dwelling 28E (see dwg.no. D.004 based on old dwg.no.208/J). As you can see from the attached photograph, this will overlook our rear garden (top of our boundary trellis can be seen). Also the window will be higher than our window levels, so the problem is compounded. The exact position and height of this window is not known as the architect has failed to provide amended elevations.

2) Another bedroom has been added to the upper floor of 28E, this will increase the chance of overlooking/ acoustic disturbance for us, and heighten our loss of privacy.

3) The roof over the living room was described as a sedum roof with rooflight and photovoltaic panels, is this no longer the case?).

Generally 

Four bedrooms have been added to this scheme.

This is a blatant attempt to increase revenue from sale of the buildings, and a clear case of overdevelopment of the site after existing criteria had been established during the planning process.

Several changes have been made to windows and doors in 28B, 28C & 28E but no amended elevations have been submitted. All the amendments should have been described in the Revisions box on the right hand side of each of the new drawings so that residents can understand what is being proposed. These are quite complex drawings and differences between old and new are difficult to see.

 

Jolly Poacher social shows pub's potential

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  The above photo was taken circa 10 years ago when our local pub was called THE ROUNDHILL. Many local residents would be pleased if THE JOLLY POACHER reverted to the old name. Click here to see extract of LEAFLET FROM NEW LANDLORDS

 

  

Regular listings & Upcoming Events

Walking

Active for Life Programme including Healthwalks

Swimming 

Click on the picture below to find your nearest swimming pool

swimming Online Pool & Class Timetable
for today at the
Prince Regent Pool Brighton.

 

 

 Social Group Cycle rides  

bikesBike for Life* see also Facebook Page.

 

  

 

 

Neighbourhoods across Brighton and Hove 

For daily updates on other neighbourhoods' news & campaigns

across the city, please go to CivicBrightonandHove.co.uk


1. Odour from WTS? Tel. 0800 80 70 60 The Environment Agency
2. The Open Market and The Level Upcoming Events
3. Visit London Road website | blog
4. The Duke of York's Picture House Preston Circus
5. Emporium, Brighton - what's on - 88 London Road
6. Brighton Open Air Theatre - what's on - Dyke Rd Park [map]
7. Free University Brighton - upcoming events
8. Brighton & Hove Arts Diary
9. Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
10. Folk Clubs Calendar | Lewes Saturday Folk Club
11. Sussex Concerts
12. Sunday Chamber Concerts 5pm-6pm by Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
13. East Sussex CC: Music, Art & Cultural Events
14. The Brighton Society - talks, lectures & exhibitions.
15. Regency Society 2016 lectures and events
16. Hove Civic Society - lectures & events.
17. Sussex Industrial Archeology Society own meetings & similar
18. English Speaking Union lectures at The Hove Club, Fourth Av.
19. Walks - unguided, guided, longer and shorter
20. Active for Life Programme Summer 2017 including Healthwalks
21. walk & bus circuits from Round Hill
22. Friends of Hollingbury Woods
23. Sussex Wildlife Trust What's on
24. Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere - Events Calendar
25. Digital map of Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere
26. Prince Regent Online Pool & Class Timetable
Free swimming for children aged 16 and under
27. See also The Argus - events page
28. The People's Republic of Brighton and Hove: Facebook page
29. Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
30. Brighton Food Assembly collect Saturdays 2-4pm Open Market
31. List of twenty-five lunch clubs in Brighton and Hove

  

   

 

 

   

Chapel Royal North St BrightonTuesdays 1.10 - 1.55 pm Chapel Royal, North St, Brighton -    Lunch time concerts

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Saint NicholasWednesdays12.30-13.15 
at St Nicholas's Church Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3LJ map - Lunchtime concerts

 

   

 

  

unitarianFridays weekly Unitarian Church New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF lunchtime concerts

 

  

  

 

st lukes Fridays fortnightly St Luke's Church Queens Park Road.  

evening concerts

 

  

 

  

 Saturdays weekly

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folkSaturdays weekly 

 Lewes Saturday Folk Club meets every Saturday at 8pm at Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. LOYALTY CARD: 6 visits = £5 credit

 

 

 

  

Friends of Hollingbury Woods Sunday 4th March 2018, 10am-1pm - Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods -   

Burstead Wood path maintenance. Butterfly Glade clearance and Gorse patch weeding. Pioneer House perimeter tree aftercare

Easy access trail. Click here to learn about Hollingbury Hillfort. FHBW's Facebook Page.

 

   

 

 

Saturday, 10 March 2018 10:30 – 17:00 Green Architecture Day at Sallis Benney Theatre 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY, UK Cutting-edge talks on green architecture brought to you byBrighton Permaculture Trust and Low Carbon Trust. The theme this year is Sustainability at Scale - Size Matters.

  

 

Artists Open Houses, Open Market Art Trail, The Level, & Brighton Open Air Theatre

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Click on the picture above for an illustrated list of all the stalls in Brighton's Open Market.

Education (for adults)
Adult EducationThe Brighton Free University

Adult Education The Friends' Centre

Adult Education. Download their PDF brochure on Courses & Workshops for 2016-2017

 

 

 

Cornerstone Community Centre - Adult Education 

Church Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2FL
includes Poetry for Pleasure on Mondays

Environment

1. Odour from WTS? Tel. 0800 80 70 60 The Environment Agency

Nuisance continues from The Waste Transfer Station. Please phone if you smell unreasonable odour so that we can continue to highlight:

[A] the unsuitable location at Hollingdean Depot for processing food waste so near to residents homes and gardens

[B] the unsuitable building design of the Waste Transfer Station: i.e. not fit for purpose as it cannot prevent escapes of dust particles and odour.

The operating licence issued by The Environment Agency also covers unreasonable noise. Phone them about this and not The Council (Veolia's main client).

2. Landlords and Letting Agents - a need for accreditation

£20,000 / £14,000 fines unlicensed landlords of shared houses
Read our article on Houses of Multiple Occupation [HMOs]

See the The Debrief's campaign calling for the end of letting agent fees.

  

Music

Please see events listings for music currently on. Many music venues re-open in the spring.

Learn an instrument Learn a musical instrument - since the time of the Prince Regent, Brighton has gained a reputation for music teaching and performance. The abundance of teachers in our city means that it is easy to find help in learning an instrument.

 

 

  

All SaintsAll Saints Church Hove - Lunchtime Recitals. These are on Thursdays at 1pm lasting about 1 hour. The programme runs from June to October so please explore this link again in June 2018.

Map: corner of The Drive (south end) and Eaton Road, Hove BN3 3PD 

   

 

 

   

BartholomewSt Bartholomew's Concerts 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brighton philharmonic Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome, Church Street Brighton, BN1 1UE - 2017 Concert Season. Brighton Dome Concert Hall.

 

 

   

 

 

The Park Crescent News & Events at The Park Crescent Pub, 39 Park Crescent Terrace, BN2 3HE.

 

 

 

Recreation

Walking in the sussex countryside

Active for Life Programme May to Sep 2017
including Healthwalks
 (PDF 3MB)

 

big lemonThe Big Lemon Walks -   Meet Old Steine, Brighton BN1, UK. Take The Big Lemon bus into the countryside, walk for about 3 hours, lunch at a nice old country pub. All buses leave Old Steine (South) Stop S, Brighton. £8 book in advance.

 

 

Click on picture below for circular bus ride / walk from Round Hill:

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Click on picture below for index of local walks/walking groups


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Voting patterns in Round Hill

Local and National and European Election Results

This page was last updated by Ted on 24-Feb-2018
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