Eastbourne shopping parade redevelopment set to be approved

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Brassey Parade SUS-160114-164951001

A controversial plan to put an extra two storeys on a parade of shops in Eastbourne looks set to be given the go ahead next week.

Developers want to redevelop 14-29 Brassey Parade so a total 29 flats can be provided within the property.

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When the plans were first unveiled, people took to social media to voice their opposition at the design of the building but only three neighbours have objected as well as the Hampden Park Community Centre on the corner of Brodrick Road.

The opposition focuses on a lack of parking in the area, additional traffic in an already busy part of the village and centres and that the building would be an overdevelopment and unsightly.

Council planners are recommending the scheme be approved on Tuesday.

A planning spokesperson said, “The proposed scheme would provide a more efficient use of the site and a valuable contribution towards housing provision. The design and scale of the building is appropriate for its surroundings and the scheme would not result in an increase in traffic and parking demand that would be detrimental to the free flow of traffic or highway safety.”