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News - 11 April 2004
Hove’s Babylon Lounge fails to Get Expansion Go Ahead
Despite recommendations at officer level Brighton & Hove’s planning committee has rejected plans for a £2.5m expansion of Hove’s only nightclub on the grounds of poor design.
The building, in Western Esplanade on the sea front in Hove, wanted to nearly double in size from a capacity of 536 to 936 by adding another floor and introducing separate themed areas that would have had staggered closing times to avoid the possibility of anti-social behaviour.
Numerous objections were received from the Civic Society and local residents and the police expressed concerns about possible anti-social behaviour
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