Update (2) on Planning Application by Wetherspoons for London Road

Another email was sent by us (1/4/15 17:48, following on from 27/1/15) confirming that a representation from Wetherspoons would be welcomed at the LAT and John Chapman (Wetherspoons – Acquisitions and Disposals) said in reply, by phone (1/4/15), that he was setting this in motion. The representative would probably come from Wetherspoon’s licensing department.

Mr Chapman was at pains to point out that he had been unable to communicate anything definite until such time as his company had obtained a legal interest in the property concerned. This had not been the case previously, but was the case now.

(N.B. Apparently it is not necessary to own a property prior to applying for planning permission http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planning/applications/howtoapply/whocanapply)


Update on Planning Application by Wetherspoons for London Road

For those who are interested the Wetherspoons planning application (BH2015/00676) has reached the stage of being received on the Brighton Planning Website 26/2/15 – but technically invalid.

We very much look forward to Wetherspoons interacting personally with the community on the sensitive issue of alcohol on London Road, as they said they would.

———————— cut and paste from Council Planning Website

Address: 94-103 London Road Brighton
Application type: full planning
Received date: 26 February 2015

Applicant: J D Wetherspoon PLC
The Wethercentre
Reeds Crescent
WD24 4QL

Agent: K D Paine & Associates Ltd
Adur Business Centre
Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex
BN43 5EG

Martlets to take on the former “John’s Camping”

 Emma Seymour, Head of Volunteering and Strategy Management writes:

The Martlets are recruiting for volunteers to assist at its new charity shop which will be located next to the Emporium café on London Road. Having worked for BHT in the not so distant past and understanding the importance of people being given the opportunity to engage in developing their employability skills and connections within their local community,  I [am writing to the LAT as its key role in]  build[ing] links with the community of London Road.


We are looking to recruit volunteers to assist at the new shop. If you know of any interested groups, then myself or a member of the voluntary services  team would be happy to come out to any meetings to discuss this further in person. The process any potential volunteer would need to follow is to complete an application form […], attend an interview with the shop manager and be ready to commit to undertaking four training sessions before being offered a volunteer position.


This shop is going to have a vintage market feel and will sell vintage clothing, shabby chick furniture, vinyl, books, art and so on. The shop will be opening within the next two months. If you would like to know more about volunteering for the Martlets please visit http://www.themartlets.org.uk/volunteering-vacancies/index.html for more information or call the team on 01273 273400.