‘Beautiful’ property is saved from demolition


A ‘BEAUTIFUL house which should be preserved as part of Eastbourne’s heritage’ has been saved from demolition.

Developers wanted to knock down Trevethan, on the corner of Carlisle Road close to the junction with Beachy Head Road, to make way for a block of flats.

Town planners recently refused a fourth planning application for the building which is currently divided into three flats.

First developers wanted to build 12 flats on the site but they were turned down by borough planners.

A subsequent application on the site for 10 flats was also turned down by councillors and again by a Government planning inspector who said it was an overdevelopment of the site.

Last July a third bid was made to build seven flats but it was also turned down.

The latest application brought a stream of protest from the Meads Community Association and neighbours who handed in a 268-signature petition and 189 objection letters.

They complained the development would affect neighbouring properties, resulting in overlooking, the height and bulk of the building would also be detrimental and car access would also be an issue.

Permission was refused on the grounds that the proposed development would have an adverse impact on the amenities of the adjoining residents as a result of overlooking, and noise and disturbance from vehicles.