Seagulls seek permission for the permanent use of land as car park

Seagulls seek permission for the permanent use of land as car park

Seagulls seek permission for the permanent use of land as car park

First published in News

Brighton and Hove Albion has applied for permanent permission to use a plot of land as a car park.

The Seagulls have applied for permission for the permanent use of land known as Bennett’s Field as a car park for 524 vehicles at the American Express Community Stadium.

The application to Lewes District Council is necessary as the original three-year temporary permission to use the land expires on June 30.

The layout of the car park would remain largely the same with no significant additional building work or construction, but the club wants to include pedestrian routes, bollards and galvanised steel hoops which would force motorists to leave the car park along dedicated routes and, the club hopes, in “an orderly fashion”.

More than 40 English oak trees would be planted throughout the 1.5- hectare car park, while a dozen 12m columns would be used for permanent car park lighting.

The application seeks the same permission for use of the car park no more than 50 times a year for outdoor events at the stadium, including two concerts.

A decision on the application is expected next month.

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7:21am Wed 30 Apr 14

MantaRay1 says...

...and for non-event days perhaps it could be used for a Brighton park & ride, something Brighton desperately requires.
...and for non-event days perhaps it could be used for a Brighton park & ride, something Brighton desperately requires. MantaRay1
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7:34am Wed 30 Apr 14

twosugars says...

MantaRay1 wrote:
...and for non-event days perhaps it could be used for a Brighton park & ride, something Brighton desperately requires.
But then the greens wont make as much money out of parking fines, or have an excuse to bring in congestion charging. Only a matter of time!
[quote][p][bold]MantaRay1[/bold] wrote: ...and for non-event days perhaps it could be used for a Brighton park & ride, something Brighton desperately requires.[/p][/quote]But then the greens wont make as much money out of parking fines, or have an excuse to bring in congestion charging. Only a matter of time! twosugars
  • Score: 27

9:17am Wed 30 Apr 14

whatevernext2013 says...

MantaRay1 wrote:
...and for non-event days perhaps it could be used for a Brighton park & ride, something Brighton desperately requires.
what a great idea ,it works up at westdean and this might take cars off the road coming along from lewes ect and its very well served by the 25 and 23 buses ,and you can get all day saver for 3.50 for the two routes
[quote][p][bold]MantaRay1[/bold] wrote: ...and for non-event days perhaps it could be used for a Brighton park & ride, something Brighton desperately requires.[/p][/quote]what a great idea ,it works up at westdean and this might take cars off the road coming along from lewes ect and its very well served by the 25 and 23 buses ,and you can get all day saver for 3.50 for the two routes whatevernext2013
  • Score: 11

9:27am Wed 30 Apr 14

Mart says...

If anyone in this town had any guts, they would sink a 2 level multi storey car park in, and turn it into a park and ride, with an 8 minute train ride from Falmer straight into Brighton station and town centre
If anyone in this town had any guts, they would sink a 2 level multi storey car park in, and turn it into a park and ride, with an 8 minute train ride from Falmer straight into Brighton station and town centre Mart
  • Score: 13

9:35am Wed 30 Apr 14

Alison Smith says...

...with more disabled parking spaces hopefully.
...with more disabled parking spaces hopefully. Alison Smith
  • Score: 0

9:40am Wed 30 Apr 14

kopite_rob says...

Mart wrote:
If anyone in this town had any guts, they would sink a 2 level multi storey car park in, and turn it into a park and ride, with an 8 minute train ride from Falmer straight into Brighton station and town centre
Its standard practice across most of Europe and the Emirates on any new build to start by digging a ruddy great hole and putting in 3 or 4 stories of parking before laying a slab for the development above.
I always wondered why the new stadium didn't have parking built underneath it considering the amount of earth that had to be shifted.
I agree going down is a great idea Make it 3 or 4 stories and the surface level could be paved and grassed over as a fans area.
[quote][p][bold]Mart[/bold] wrote: If anyone in this town had any guts, they would sink a 2 level multi storey car park in, and turn it into a park and ride, with an 8 minute train ride from Falmer straight into Brighton station and town centre[/p][/quote]Its standard practice across most of Europe and the Emirates on any new build to start by digging a ruddy great hole and putting in 3 or 4 stories of parking before laying a slab for the development above. I always wondered why the new stadium didn't have parking built underneath it considering the amount of earth that had to be shifted. I agree going down is a great idea Make it 3 or 4 stories and the surface level could be paved and grassed over as a fans area. kopite_rob
  • Score: 13

3:30pm Wed 30 Apr 14

DCCCCCC says...

Weren't we told that the new stadium wouldn't cause congestion around the Falmer area on match days because of the Park and Ride? I avoid this area like the plague on a match day....because of the congestion that we were told wouldn't happen!
Weren't we told that the new stadium wouldn't cause congestion around the Falmer area on match days because of the Park and Ride? I avoid this area like the plague on a match day....because of the congestion that we were told wouldn't happen! DCCCCCC
  • Score: 6

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