New plans unveiled for town centre church

A scheme to demolish a church in Eastbourne town centre and build flats may be scrapped by developers who want to build houses on the site instead.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:22 am
St Andrews Church in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-191206-132835001
St Andrews Church in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-191206-132835001

Lewis & Co Planning has written to residents living nearby saying it wants to consult on new proposals for St Andrews United Reform Church in Blackwater Road ahead of submitting a planning application to Eastbourne council.

In January 2018 plans were approved to demolish the church and nearby Albury House and build in its place 35 flats.

But the new scheme would be for 17 houses with 13 car park spaces.

Developers say the amended scheme will be superior to the approved one as it will be a “reduced density of development, a better ratio of houses to parking spaces and a lower height of the development”.