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Anston House plan gets green light

Posted on 19 December 2016

We have been granted full planning permission in a joint venture with mixed-use developer First Base for a scheme to create much needed new homes, and regenerate the derelict Anston House on Preston Road in Brighton.
The plans submitted to the Council in July 2016, designed by Terence Conran & Partners architectural design studio, will deliver 229 new homes together with new employment space creating 283 new jobs. The building has been designed to respond to its setting adjacent to Preston Park, home to 63 acres of open space. The scheme will be one of the ‘greenest’ ever built in Brighton, exceeding sustainability requirements by almost 50%.
The Anston House site has sat derelict for around 30 years, with many local residents calling for the site to be redeveloped and put into good use. 77% of the public wanted to see Anston House demolished and replaced with a more suitable development. The development of new homes and jobs on the Anston House site is supported by the City’s business community, including the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Partnership, City Regeneration Unit and the University of Sussex.
As part of the redevelopment, we are jointly investing £1.3million with First Base in developer contributions to support the existing community, to ensure that community infrastructure is in place to support residents of the new development.
Elliot Lipton, Managing Director at First Base, said “We are pleased that our plans for Anston House have been approved and we can get on with bringing the derelict site back into use. We look forward to continuing to work with residents, businesses and Brighton and Hove City Council over the coming years to ensure that our plans can be a major contributor to the City’s future success.”
Tom Shaw, Development Director (South) for Hyde, said “Many developers have tried and failed over a 30 year period to secure planning permission to redevelop Anston House. We are delighted to have been given the green light for our scheme to give the people of Brighton more places to live, create new jobs and invest into a major regeneration scheme worth £139 million to the local economy. We look forward to starting on site in the coming year”