Crackdown on bike sheds in Brighton put on hold

Bike shed crackdown put on hold

Bike shed crackdown put on hold

First published in News

A crackdown on bike sheds has been halted after a public outcry.

Conservative councillor Ann Norman said formal enforcement for two bike shed enforcement cases in Bates Road, Brighton, has been put on hold while further investigation takes place.

Twenty-one residents in the Withdean area of the city have received notices telling them to remove cycling sheds built without planning permission.

Green Councillor Phelim MacCafferty, chairman of the city’s planning committee, agreed that clarity was needed on the issue and said officers will examine the bike sheds policy and compare with bike-friendly Oxford City Council policy.

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11:28am Mon 4 Aug 14

rolivan says...

Looks like an all expenses paid trip to Oxford it is then. I thought The City was supposed to be Cycle friendly or all of these new Cycle lanes just a way to spend money . Surely the two go hand in hand would the same fuss be made if people put rubbish in the Sheds for hygienic reasons.
Looks like an all expenses paid trip to Oxford it is then. I thought The City was supposed to be Cycle friendly or all of these new Cycle lanes just a way to spend money . Surely the two go hand in hand would the same fuss be made if people put rubbish in the Sheds for hygienic reasons. rolivan
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11:50am Mon 4 Aug 14

qm says...

Not before time. Too many people in the 'planning department' without a proper job to do!
Not before time. Too many people in the 'planning department' without a proper job to do! qm
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2:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

76robmac says...

If planing officers cannot decide what to do regarding by cycle sheds they should not be in the job,as for going to Oxford they should go at their own expense.Leave the bike sheds where they are
If planing officers cannot decide what to do regarding by cycle sheds they should not be in the job,as for going to Oxford they should go at their own expense.Leave the bike sheds where they are 76robmac
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5:57pm Mon 4 Aug 14

vogon1 says...

Instead of harassing the hard working, law abiding, tax paying locals , perhaps the council could try doing something about the **** law breaking morons that continually blight our parks and open spaces
Instead of harassing the hard working, law abiding, tax paying locals , perhaps the council could try doing something about the **** law breaking morons that continually blight our parks and open spaces vogon1
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6:46pm Mon 4 Aug 14

matlock says...

Well done Argus for publicising this council lunacy, and creating the public outcry that has caused them to re-think.
Well done Argus for publicising this council lunacy, and creating the public outcry that has caused them to re-think. matlock
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9:00pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Joe Finney says...

I say well done to the Council planners for trying to preserve the character and appearance of the City's conservation areas. Where do you stop block structures in front gardens to house bikes
I say well done to the Council planners for trying to preserve the character and appearance of the City's conservation areas. Where do you stop block structures in front gardens to house bikes Joe Finney
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