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News - 19 April 2012
|Sackville Hotel before demolition in 2006|
Sackville Hotel developer is first to try his luck with new NPPF rules.
Although the National Planning Policy Framework [NPPF] diluted the presumption to say yes to development proposals that are “sustainable”, the concept still remains at the core of the new rules on planning. Brighton & Hove might be about to see its first test case.
The developers of the old Sackville Hotel site on Kings Road in Hove had their application for their six storey, glass fronted terrace rejected in March [see earlier story] because the planning committee felt it would detract from the character of the Sackville Gardens Conservation Area.
Owners Robert Webb and Michael Deol have now resubmitted the application claiming that under the Government’s new NPPF rules, which came into force on 27th March [see earlier story], proposals should get consent if they are “sustainable”.
A decision is likely at the end of May. This could be the first of many applications in the city that place emphasis on the so-called “presumption” in favour of development enshrined in the NPPF.
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