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The Council's review of the city's Heritage Assets has now reached the stage where the public are invited to support or show indifference to recommendations.
These factors should be added to other attributes already identified by Brighton and Hove City Council's Heritage Team as good reasons for listing Shaftesbury Place and London Road Station.
However, we can not be sure that this attractive station will be valued in this way, unless a sufficient number of Brighton and Hove's residents support this nomination.
Please increase Shaftesbury Place, Brighton London Road Railway's chances of inclusion on the city's list of heritage assets by sending a comment in support of this to
Heritage Team, Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 2LS.
The deadline for comments is 15th March 2015.
Any comments received will be considered in producing a final draft local list and Planning Advice Note which will be reported to the council's Economic Development and Culture Committee for approval.
LONDON ROAD STATION is a facility which I believe to be of conservation value to all of our neighbourhoods (especially) as well as the city and the travelling public. I like it architecturally, but I also like the openness, the long view of the listed viaduct and the short view into the tunnel, the curve of the track, the rural-feel and the unusual staggered platforms, adding to exposure to wildlife / trees / vegetation along garden boundaries. Also spectacular, is the birds-eye view of London Road Station from the top of the tunnel (opposite the BP Garage on Ditching Road) which offered special joy when steam-trains revisited London Road Station last June on the 150th anniversary of the Brighton to Seaford line. Video of this event, showing the birds-eye view, is posted at
Comments which support what The Heritage Team has already valued about London Road Station, would probably help most of all (see Categories A, C and F - see below).
However, in view of both Brighton’s railway history and the existence of a thriving community partnership [through which London Road Station now boasts a well-looked-after community garden next to Platform 1], I do feel that the reasons for listing cited by The Council’s Heritage Team are incomplete. Surely both
should also be recorded if we are successful in getting London Road Station listed.
Older local residents will know the role of this little station over at least 3 decades in hosting a model railway club and in allowing folk clubs in the immediate vicinity to thrive. I attach my original submission (PDF) which includes photos and covers historic & evidential interest and community value (points B and D) as well as the criteria (see points A, C, F below) which Brighton and Hove Council's Heritage Team rightly records as reasons for listing LONDON ROAD STATION.
Please help both by  commenting in support of the above, and  encouraging neighbours to comment on nominated places and features which make a positive contribution to our area.
The Council’s first draft of heritage assets to INCLUDE on the revised local list
The Council’s selection criteria for heritage assets worthy of listingThis page was last updated by Ted on 30-Mar-2019