NEIGHBORS have objected to plans to demolish a house in Brighton and build two five-bedroom houses in its place.
The proposal, by Neil Moffett, 40, director of Shoreham company On-Shore Developments, would replace an extended bungalow at 22 The Cliff, Brighton, with two four-story Art Deco houses.
Independent councilor Bridget Fishleigh, who represents Rottingdean Coast Borough, asked that the application be brought before Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee after 16 neighbors objected to the scheme.
They criticized the height of the proposed buildings, saying they were “uncharacteristic” of the area.
A report to councilors supporting the project said the proposed height of the four-story lots would be 2 feet or 600mm lower, according to planning officials’ concerns.
Mr. Moffett’s application, prepared by ECE Architecture, states: “The existing building is uncharacteristically low for the street scene as it is a bungalow situated on a street of predominantly two and three storey residential buildings.
“Scale was carefully considered during the design process to ensure that it would not overwhelm neighboring properties.”
Mr Moffett said in his motion that the existing building was “disjointed” due to multiple extensions.
One objector, whose details were redacted by the Council, said: “The scale of the development is exaggerated. Two houses squeezed into the width of the existing single lot require a floor plan that is too dense with very little distance between the buildings.
“To compensate for the narrow width, the two houses are excessively tall, with the rooflines well above the nearby rooflines on the south side of The Cliff.”
Another objector, whose details have also been redacted, said: “The proposed development does not have enough parking space for the proposed size. It is conceivable that the residents have more than one car.
“This will lead to increased pressure on on-street parking, which in turn will lead to even worse parking, including on curbs, and difficulties for refuse collectors and emergency vehicles. This is already an ongoing problem.”
The Planning Committee meets on Wednesday at 2pm in Hove Town Hall. The meeting will be webcast on the Council’s website.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20874214.new-art-deco-homes-planned-cliff-brighton/?ref=rss New Art Deco homes planned for The Cliff in Brighton