Opponents of the multi million pound development at Brighton Marina are hoping that section 59 (1) of the 1968 Brighton Marina Act will overturn planning consent granted at the Planning Committee meeting held on 30th June.
A vociferous lobby of Marina residents and conservation societies will lobby tomorrow’s full Council meeting where the issue will be debated and the Brighton Marina Action Group (BMAG) has taken a full page advert in today’s Argus claiming that the observance of their interpretation of the Act is “a moral issue”
BMAG believe that the Act prohibits any development that extends above the height of the nearby cliff top save for safety devices such as handrails, harbour lights and street lighting etc.
The developers – Brunswick Group – and the local authority believe that section 55 of the Act allows for permission to build above the cliff height and such decisions were always intended to be a “local issue” dealt with by the Council.
Click on download below for a copy of the Council’s report on their interpretation of the Brighton Marina Act
Click here to download Brighton Marina Act - Council report
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