Drara keeps a watch on planning issues and applications that affect our area and inputs to consultations where appropriate. Information on local planning policies and applications can be found on the Brighton and Hove City Council website.

Current issues

Erection of 5 dwellings in space behind 62 Preston Road affecting bottom of Ditchling Rise 

Planning application to build  5 storey extension to rear of existing building in Preston Road incorporating excavations for basement enlargement and alterations to provide 4 flats and bin store.

Link to planning details 201704186

Development of garage space next to No 2 Shaftesbury Place

New planning application to replace the garages next to No 2 Shaftesbury Place with a two storey office building.  This is a new application and is not linked to the one below.

Link to planning details 201704163

Development of garages at 19a Shaftesbury Place 

This application has been approved. Link to planning details 201702717

Development of housing in the garden of the Signalman Pub 

This application has been withdrawn Link to planning details 201700829

The creation of a fire escape on the first floor is going ahead.

Bike docking station

It is planned to site a bike docking station in Shaftesbury Place near London Road Station. Drara responded to a proposal for a siting a station in Shaftesbury Place and requested alternative sites be considered and it is proposed to site the bikes in front of London Road Station. Update will be issued shortly.


Page updated January 2018


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