House scheme gets the go-ahead

THREE terraced houses are set to be built on an empty piece of land, despite several letters of objection.

Brighton-based CJ Planning has submitted plans to build three terraced houses on the site between Market Passage and Market Street.

But residents complained they would lose privacy and light and the development would affect their access and parking.

A report to the planning committee by officer Elke Collins recommended the plans were approved.

It is the second time plans have come before the committee.

In October 2007 plans to build three terraced houses were withdrawn. In January 2008, the plans were refused only for them to be granted on appeal in August 2008.

The site is located within the St Leonards East Conservation Area and originally contained cottages which were demolished before the Second World War.

Mrs Collins report states: “This proposal is acceptable in design terms and its sitting within the street.

“It can be accommodated into this part of the conservation area without adverse impact on its character and quality.”