The University of Sussex submitted its appeal against the local council’s rejection of a planning application to modernise the campus on 12th December.
The University announced last month that it intended to appeal against a decision by Brighton & Hove City Council’s planning committee in June to deny planning consent for campus expansion.
Council planning officers had recommended approval but the June committee meeting raised concerns about the possible loss of trees; the scale and height of proposed new buildings; the potential impact on the city’s housing stock; and respect for the composition of the campus as originally envisaged by architect Sir Basil Spence in the early 1960s.
The plans, which represent a potential £500 million investment in the local economy, provide a framework for the future development of the Falmer campus including new state-of-the-art academic and research facilities and 2,500 new student rooms.
A public appeal hearing is likely to take place early next year a decision is expected by summer 2015.
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