670 acres of Sussex downland become open to the public

More freedom to roam the South Downs

More freedom to roam the South Downs

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WALKERS, ramblers and active families can celebrate after more of the South Downs was declared open access land.

Brighton and Hove City Council has created free public access to another 670 acres of Sussex downland.

The area, which runs from east to west between Stanmer Park and the A23, is about ten times the size of Brighton’s Preston Park.

It adjoins existing Open Access land the council created in and around Stanmer Park in 2006.

Combined, the two areas total 1,600 acres, stretching about two miles wide and between half a mile and a mile from north to south.

Five miles of new footpaths and bridleways have been created, meaning walkers on the Sussex Border Path can divert on to a route keeping them further away from busy roads.

Works have involved installing gates and cutting a new path up a steep bank at Braypool.

Open access allows people to roam anywhere across the land, except where there are farmed crops.

The surrounding landscape includes ancient burial mounds on top of Tegdown Hill, lynchet terraces formed by ploughing dating back many centuries and the Chattri monument to Indian soldiers who died in the Royal Pavilion hospital during the First World War.

Chairman of the environment committee, Councillor Pete West, said: “It’s been one of our main intentions to open up more council owned downland to residents and visitors.

“Of course these rights involve responsibilities too and that entails respecting the landscape, farmers, their crops and livestock.

“This is precisely what we should be doing with our new UNESCO Biosphere status, bringing people and nature together and helping to improve people’s health and wellbeing.”

Jeremy Burgess, Eastern Downs area manager for the South Downs National Park, said: “It’s great news that Brighton and Hove City Council is dedicating this new open access land, providing some good links to some hidden treasures in this part of the national park.

“We look forward to working with them to help visitors enjoy and understand the significance of the area, and access it in sustainable ways.”

Other recent council moves to increase access to the Downs have included opening paths off the top of Ditchling Road and a new cycle and pedestrian track between Woodingdean and Falmer.

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10:39am Sun 27 Jul 14

rolivan says...

Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.
Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided. rolivan
  • Score: -18

10:49am Sun 27 Jul 14

Plantpot says...

rolivan wrote:
Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.
According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true?
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.[/p][/quote]According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true? Plantpot
  • Score: -5

11:08am Sun 27 Jul 14

rolivan says...

Plantpot wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.
According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true?
You get nothing for nothing,even if it is true I think the benefits to the City are so great that they will get it back next year alone when the Rugby World cup games are held at the Amex.
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.[/p][/quote]According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true?[/p][/quote]You get nothing for nothing,even if it is true I think the benefits to the City are so great that they will get it back next year alone when the Rugby World cup games are held at the Amex. rolivan
  • Score: -3

11:44am Sun 27 Jul 14

Plantpot says...

rolivan wrote:
Plantpot wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.
According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true?
You get nothing for nothing,even if it is true I think the benefits to the City are so great that they will get it back next year alone when the Rugby World cup games are held at the Amex.
How will the council get it back?

The benefit to the city is as nothing if the additional income is incremental revenue for existing businesses. Where it does gain is if new businesses and new jobs are created (or saved of course).

There are plenty of studies that show that sports stadiums don't bring much benefit to the "community".
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.[/p][/quote]According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true?[/p][/quote]You get nothing for nothing,even if it is true I think the benefits to the City are so great that they will get it back next year alone when the Rugby World cup games are held at the Amex.[/p][/quote]How will the council get it back? The benefit to the city is as nothing if the additional income is incremental revenue for existing businesses. Where it does gain is if new businesses and new jobs are created (or saved of course). There are plenty of studies that show that sports stadiums don't bring much benefit to the "community". Plantpot
  • Score: -7

11:58am Sun 27 Jul 14

rolivan says...

Plantpot wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Plantpot wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.
According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true?
You get nothing for nothing,even if it is true I think the benefits to the City are so great that they will get it back next year alone when the Rugby World cup games are held at the Amex.
How will the council get it back?

The benefit to the city is as nothing if the additional income is incremental revenue for existing businesses. Where it does gain is if new businesses and new jobs are created (or saved of course).

There are plenty of studies that show that sports stadiums don't bring much benefit to the "community".
The people that have made Albion in the Community might have an answer to that and it will not be the same answer as the "studies"
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.[/p][/quote]According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true?[/p][/quote]You get nothing for nothing,even if it is true I think the benefits to the City are so great that they will get it back next year alone when the Rugby World cup games are held at the Amex.[/p][/quote]How will the council get it back? The benefit to the city is as nothing if the additional income is incremental revenue for existing businesses. Where it does gain is if new businesses and new jobs are created (or saved of course). There are plenty of studies that show that sports stadiums don't bring much benefit to the "community".[/p][/quote]The people that have made Albion in the Community might have an answer to that and it will not be the same answer as the "studies" rolivan
  • Score: -1

3:13pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Man of steel says...

I understood that the land was always open, I've wandered the footpaths around that area, and up to the Chattri and beyond to the South Downs Way, many times
I understood that the land was always open, I've wandered the footpaths around that area, and up to the Chattri and beyond to the South Downs Way, many times Man of steel
  • Score: 18

3:53pm Sun 27 Jul 14

rolivan says...

Man of steel wrote:
I understood that the land was always open, I've wandered the footpaths around that area, and up to the Chattri and beyond to the South Downs Way, many times
It has been open for as long as I can remember. Perhaps The Council are trying to get some positive spin or are they getting people ready for houses being built on green areas on the fringes of the City and letting them know they will have to venture a little further.The Planning department need to get a hurry on with passing building applications and spend less time ruining the transport infrastructure .
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: I understood that the land was always open, I've wandered the footpaths around that area, and up to the Chattri and beyond to the South Downs Way, many times[/p][/quote]It has been open for as long as I can remember. Perhaps The Council are trying to get some positive spin or are they getting people ready for houses being built on green areas on the fringes of the City and letting them know they will have to venture a little further.The Planning department need to get a hurry on with passing building applications and spend less time ruining the transport infrastructure . rolivan
  • Score: -6

3:53pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Hove Actually says...

ANy land BHCC has opened up is only to offset the same amount that they have closed off by inviting travellers to come here which leads to the area closed off whilst they are not " travelling" and for some time after whilst the taxpayer pays to clear up all sorts of waste including human that our visitors leave behind
ANy land BHCC has opened up is only to offset the same amount that they have closed off by inviting travellers to come here which leads to the area closed off whilst they are not " travelling" and for some time after whilst the taxpayer pays to clear up all sorts of waste including human that our visitors leave behind Hove Actually
  • Score: 12

4:10pm Sun 27 Jul 14

nosolution says...

Make the most of the open spaces of the downs while we can before greedy developers circumvent National Park planning restrictions and stick high profit legoland housing on it...
Make the most of the open spaces of the downs while we can before greedy developers circumvent National Park planning restrictions and stick high profit legoland housing on it... nosolution
  • Score: 10

5:56pm Sun 27 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

“We look forward to working with them to help visitors enjoy and understand the significance of the area, and access it in sustainable ways.”

It's great news for the travellers, who will have even more public space to occupy and make a mess of - at our expense.
“We look forward to working with them to help visitors enjoy and understand the significance of the area, and access it in sustainable ways.” It's great news for the travellers, who will have even more public space to occupy and make a mess of - at our expense. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 7

6:05pm Sun 27 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.
Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects. HJarrs
  • Score: -9

6:36pm Sun 27 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

More room for travellers?
More room for travellers? NickBrt
  • Score: 6

7:04pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Man of steel says...

HJarrs wrote:
Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.
I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember.
They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.[/p][/quote]I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember. They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked. Man of steel
  • Score: 8

8:56pm Sun 27 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

Man of steel wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.
I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember.
They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.
And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress.

Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.[/p][/quote]I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember. They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.[/p][/quote]And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress. Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access. HJarrs
  • Score: -10

10:01pm Sun 27 Jul 14

rolivan says...

HJarrs wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.
I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember.
They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.
And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress.

Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.
Why do you persist in trying to goad me I will visit The City when and where I want. My wife and I's families have contributed far more to the City than you and your friends could ever Dream of and that includes The Windmill that my wife's Grandparents who lived at Jack and Jill so if you care to do a little research you will see.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.[/p][/quote]I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember. They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.[/p][/quote]And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress. Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.[/p][/quote]Why do you persist in trying to goad me I will visit The City when and where I want. My wife and I's families have contributed far more to the City than you and your friends could ever Dream of and that includes The Windmill that my wife's Grandparents who lived at Jack and Jill so if you care to do a little research you will see. rolivan
  • Score: -2

10:01pm Sun 27 Jul 14

rolivan says...

HJarrs wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.
I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember.
They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.
And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress.

Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.
Why do you persist in trying to goad me I will visit The City when and where I want. My wife and I's families have contributed far more to the City than you and your friends could ever Dream of and that includes The Windmill that my wife's Grandparents who lived at Jack and Jill so if you care to do a little research you will see.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.[/p][/quote]I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember. They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.[/p][/quote]And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress. Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.[/p][/quote]Why do you persist in trying to goad me I will visit The City when and where I want. My wife and I's families have contributed far more to the City than you and your friends could ever Dream of and that includes The Windmill that my wife's Grandparents who lived at Jack and Jill so if you care to do a little research you will see. rolivan
  • Score: -4

1:02am Mon 28 Jul 14

Man of steel says...

HJarrs wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.
I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember.
They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.
And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress.

Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.
Are you now trying to say that the greens are responsible for the "Right To Roam" ?
I'll not bother to argue with you over ancient rights of way, trackways, or even NPACA 49, but I will say that these paths and areas have been open to the public for generations, and no amount of green spin will alter that fact.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.[/p][/quote]I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember. They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.[/p][/quote]And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress. Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.[/p][/quote]Are you now trying to say that the greens are responsible for the "Right To Roam" ? I'll not bother to argue with you over ancient rights of way, trackways, or even NPACA 49, but I will say that these paths and areas have been open to the public for generations, and no amount of green spin will alter that fact. Man of steel
  • Score: 1

7:12am Mon 28 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

rolivan wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.
I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember.
They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.
And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress.

Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.
Why do you persist in trying to goad me I will visit The City when and where I want. My wife and I's families have contributed far more to the City than you and your friends could ever Dream of and that includes The Windmill that my wife's Grandparents who lived at Jack and Jill so if you care to do a little research you will see.
Given the amount of time you spend posting, I don't know why you moved away.
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.[/p][/quote]I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember. They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.[/p][/quote]And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress. Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.[/p][/quote]Why do you persist in trying to goad me I will visit The City when and where I want. My wife and I's families have contributed far more to the City than you and your friends could ever Dream of and that includes The Windmill that my wife's Grandparents who lived at Jack and Jill so if you care to do a little research you will see.[/p][/quote]Given the amount of time you spend posting, I don't know why you moved away. HJarrs
  • Score: 2

8:06am Mon 28 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

Man of steel wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.
I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember.
They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.
And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress.

Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.
Are you now trying to say that the greens are responsible for the "Right To Roam" ?
I'll not bother to argue with you over ancient rights of way, trackways, or even NPACA 49, but I will say that these paths and areas have been open to the public for generations, and no amount of green spin will alter that fact.
I am saying nothing of the sort. I am merely pointing out that we now have the right to roam on a bit more land.
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.[/p][/quote]I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember. They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.[/p][/quote]And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress. Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.[/p][/quote]Are you now trying to say that the greens are responsible for the "Right To Roam" ? I'll not bother to argue with you over ancient rights of way, trackways, or even NPACA 49, but I will say that these paths and areas have been open to the public for generations, and no amount of green spin will alter that fact.[/p][/quote]I am saying nothing of the sort. I am merely pointing out that we now have the right to roam on a bit more land. HJarrs
  • Score: -1

12:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

HJarrs wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.
I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember.
They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.
And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress.

Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.
Are you now trying to say that the greens are responsible for the "Right To Roam" ?
I'll not bother to argue with you over ancient rights of way, trackways, or even NPACA 49, but I will say that these paths and areas have been open to the public for generations, and no amount of green spin will alter that fact.
I am saying nothing of the sort. I am merely pointing out that we now have the right to roam on a bit more land.
No we dont, as pointed out, we have been roaming on that land for longer than you have been breathing air. You (as always) are merely trying to put a green spin on it and make it appear its down to the greens, and we should apparently be thankful?!

In fact, since the greens, we have less public space to roam, as most of it is now home to travellers!! But of course, thats someone else fault...
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Extra land is opened up for us to enjoy and all you do is moan on about completely irrelevant subjects.[/p][/quote]I, and it appears rollivan as well, have been walking those footpaths for more years than I care to remember. They have not been opened by the greens, in fact if you care to look at Ordinance Survey maps of the area, you will see them clearly marked.[/p][/quote]And now we can roam off the footpaths legitimately in the area covered in the article. A further bit of progress. Who knows, maybe Rolivan might pop back from France and enjoy the new rights of access.[/p][/quote]Are you now trying to say that the greens are responsible for the "Right To Roam" ? I'll not bother to argue with you over ancient rights of way, trackways, or even NPACA 49, but I will say that these paths and areas have been open to the public for generations, and no amount of green spin will alter that fact.[/p][/quote]I am saying nothing of the sort. I am merely pointing out that we now have the right to roam on a bit more land.[/p][/quote]No we dont, as pointed out, we have been roaming on that land for longer than you have been breathing air. You (as always) are merely trying to put a green spin on it and make it appear its down to the greens, and we should apparently be thankful?! In fact, since the greens, we have less public space to roam, as most of it is now home to travellers!! But of course, thats someone else fault... Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 1

5:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Plantpot says...

rolivan wrote:
Plantpot wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Plantpot wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.
According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true?
You get nothing for nothing,even if it is true I think the benefits to the City are so great that they will get it back next year alone when the Rugby World cup games are held at the Amex.
How will the council get it back?

The benefit to the city is as nothing if the additional income is incremental revenue for existing businesses. Where it does gain is if new businesses and new jobs are created (or saved of course).

There are plenty of studies that show that sports stadiums don't bring much benefit to the "community".
The people that have made Albion in the Community might have an answer to that and it will not be the same answer as the "studies"
Eh? Albion in the community existed without a stadium.
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Seems like Brighton and Hove City Council are very wealthy landowners . It is a pity that there are 20,000 looking for Housing . Perhaps they could all camp out on the Downs and join the Travellers with all amenities provided.[/p][/quote]According to the Argus they did give £5m of land to the Albion - free of charge. Can anyone confirm if this actually true?[/p][/quote]You get nothing for nothing,even if it is true I think the benefits to the City are so great that they will get it back next year alone when the Rugby World cup games are held at the Amex.[/p][/quote]How will the council get it back? The benefit to the city is as nothing if the additional income is incremental revenue for existing businesses. Where it does gain is if new businesses and new jobs are created (or saved of course). There are plenty of studies that show that sports stadiums don't bring much benefit to the "community".[/p][/quote]The people that have made Albion in the Community might have an answer to that and it will not be the same answer as the "studies"[/p][/quote]Eh? Albion in the community existed without a stadium. Plantpot
  • Score: 0

10:30pm Tue 29 Jul 14

f-stopfitzgerald says...

As some oen who lives directly overlooking the area in question I can confirm that additional gates have been installed and new footpaths created where there were none before. You may have had the right to roam before but it was not made clear, and there were no obvious entry points at these places.
As some oen who lives directly overlooking the area in question I can confirm that additional gates have been installed and new footpaths created where there were none before. You may have had the right to roam before but it was not made clear, and there were no obvious entry points at these places. f-stopfitzgerald
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