£79 million plans for City College Brighton and Hove approved by councillors

The Argus: £79 million plans for City College Brighton and Hove approved by councillors £79 million plans for City College Brighton and Hove approved by councillors

Plans for a £79 million college redevelopment have been given the go-ahead - but only just.

As it looks to “transform the future of further education in city for next 40 years”, City College Brighton and Hove wants to revamp its Pelham Street campus in Brighton.

Bosses claimed the proposal, which would be centred on a series of high-rise buildings of up to ten-storeys containing teaching rooms, 442 student homes and 125 properties, would create “exceptional learning opportunities” for 10,000 students a year.

But, with the 1.28-hectare site sitting in the heart of North Laine, residents claimed the short and long-term impacts were unacceptable.

After listening to objections, Brighton and Hove City Council’s cross-party planning committee voted through the plan at a meeting in Hove Town Hall this morning.

With six councillors for and six councillors against, the decision came down to the casting vote of planning chairman Phelim MacCafferty.

For a full report on the decision see tomorrow's Argus.


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1:13pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Tel Scoomer says...

For a full report on the decision see Brighton and Hove News now!
For a full report on the decision see Brighton and Hove News now! Tel Scoomer

9:25pm Wed 11 Dec 13

the red head says...

Is the planing officer a green? More students! This will secure their local election votes if the past is anything to go by.
Is the planing officer a green? More students! This will secure their local election votes if the past is anything to go by. the red head

9:53pm Wed 11 Dec 13

rayellerton says...

so 442 student homes for 10,000 students? someone has either got their sums wrong or more homes wile become shared houses therefore denying local young families a home. This smacks of social engineering to drive out local people who hate the greens, and bump up their voter demographic. Should we put any trust into a council who blatantly acts against the interests of the residents of this place?
so 442 student homes for 10,000 students? someone has either got their sums wrong or more homes wile become shared houses therefore denying local young families a home. This smacks of social engineering to drive out local people who hate the greens, and bump up their voter demographic. Should we put any trust into a council who blatantly acts against the interests of the residents of this place? rayellerton

10:11pm Wed 11 Dec 13

neilchi says...

I think some of the people that comment on here need to go to college and get educated.

City college is a Further Education college. The largest proportion of the demographic is 16 and 17 year olds. They aren't old enough to vote. Last year (academic) I attended a course here as a mature learner. Most of the students lived AWAY from Brighton commuting from Burgess Hill/Haywards Heath/Crawley/Eastbo
urne/Worthing etc. Very few lived in Brighton. As the course I was studying on was post A Level most were 18+. I honestly don't think any of them give a flying banana about The Green Party and I would say less than 10 per cent would actually go and vote.

The buildings in Pelham are in need of redevelopment. The college brings in a lot of money to the local area and produces some awarding winning artists. It should be embraced rather than pouring scorn on it with bigoted views on their political voting tactics.
I think some of the people that comment on here need to go to college and get educated. City college is a Further Education college. The largest proportion of the demographic is 16 and 17 year olds. They aren't old enough to vote. Last year (academic) I attended a course here as a mature learner. Most of the students lived AWAY from Brighton commuting from Burgess Hill/Haywards Heath/Crawley/Eastbo urne/Worthing etc. Very few lived in Brighton. As the course I was studying on was post A Level most were 18+. I honestly don't think any of them give a flying banana about The Green Party and I would say less than 10 per cent would actually go and vote. The buildings in Pelham are in need of redevelopment. The college brings in a lot of money to the local area and produces some awarding winning artists. It should be embraced rather than pouring scorn on it with bigoted views on their political voting tactics. neilchi

11:43pm Wed 11 Dec 13

the red head says...

"442 student homes" rather speaks of these students living in Brighton, neilchi. And it has been widely acknowledged that the student vote got the greens in. I have an education, thanks. I agree the area needs redevelopment but with such a hung vote there should have been further impact consultations.
"442 student homes" rather speaks of these students living in Brighton, neilchi. And it has been widely acknowledged that the student vote got the greens in. I have an education, thanks. I agree the area needs redevelopment but with such a hung vote there should have been further impact consultations. the red head

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