Welcome to London Road Area LAT – Brighton, Sussex, UK

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The dates of upcoming meetings are: 11th Sept, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December   2018 . We meet in the Gates room of Calvary Church, Viaduct Road, by kind permission of the Trustees.

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The Local Action Team (LAT) is a voluntary community group which was formed in late 2008 after heart-felt public expressions of concern about the state of London Road, Brighton. Since then London Road has “been on the up” and has changed hugely for the better.

The LAT has been a major partner in these improvements and has had some sort of involvement with virtually all the successful contributory projects.

The LAT brings together traders and residents, ward Councillors, the neighbourhood policing team, council officers, and representatives of local residents’ and traders’ groups. The aim is to work for agreed goals in partnership, and provide a forum for viewpoints to be aired and debated.

  • How can I raise an issue? Just come along, meetings are open to anyone living or working in the area. You can email in if you like.
  • Where in Brighton? The London Road LAT is in the St Peters and North Laine ward, and covers the northern end of the ward. The boundaries are; Ditchling Rise to the north, Ditchling Road and the Level to the east , St Peters Church to the south and the New England Quarter to the west. (see map).
  • Where do you meet? Meetings are held at the Calvary Church ,Viaduct Road (next to the firestation at Preston Circus) on – usually, in 2018 – the second Tuesday of each month (not August) at 6.30pm.
  • Who chairs? The LAT is currently chaired by local resident Rev. Philip Wells. He can be contacted by email philipwells@btinternet.com.
  • Minutes of previous meetings are available from the menu above, agenda for the upcoming meeting is to be found below (usually a few days before the meeting).

 

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Longley Planning Application – to be discussed 11/9/2018

There’s no doubt that the plans for the Longley Estate (former MasterTiles) and redevelopment of Vantage Point will make a vast difference to the London Road skyline. Both plans are huge compared with New England House.

The Longley Planning Application has been filed with the Council Planning Department and is viewable at this location.  The reference number is BH2018/02598

It states:  Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment to provide: 3,333sqm of office/research/development floorspace (B1 (a)/(b) use), 308sqm of flexible commercial/retail floorspace fronting Elder Place (B1 (a)/(b) and A1-A4 use), 208 residential units (C3 use) in buildings ranging between 3 and 18 storeys plus roof plant level, together with associated car and cycle parking, further plant at lower ground level, supporting facilities and landscaping. | Longley Industrial Estate New England Street & Elder Place Brighton

Please note carefully the before and after side views (“elevation”).

And likewise the view across from London Road:

 

P.W. 31/08/18

Petition about car parking in zone J south of the railway line

Since it first started between Ditchling Rise and Viaduct Road, Zone J has increased in area hugely and now people from far away can park their cars in local streets in order to visit the cinema, or pub, or leave their car for long periods while they fly away on holiday. This prevents locals from parking in their own streets overnight. This was not the original deal.

There is a petition to complain about this – if you agree please sign here before noon on 26th June 2018 when the complaint with be brought to the Council Environment Committee.

The petition says (in summary):

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to make it so that residents in Zone J south of the railway line are once again able to park our cars near our homes at night. e.g. by dividing the zone at the boundary of the railway line