Saltdean Falmer Field – Update

UPDATE 23/02/2017: Follow this link to Brighton & Hove News

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UPDATE 08/12/2016:
A message from Linda Whitby – A huge thank you to everyone who supported us to put forward a strong defence against Hyde Homes last week. They were appealing against the decision by BHCC to refuse planning permission on the field that was once designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We mounted a vigorous defence supported by Mary Mears, the Saltdean Residents Association and Rottingdean Parish Council – and readers of the Saltdean Zone! We have to wait until at least mid-January for the final decision, so watch this space ……


November 2016 update: A three day public inquiry about this development will be held at Brighton Town Hall – starting  at 10am on the 29th November 2016.

Original post:

Linda Whitby has contacted The Saltdean Zone about her campaign to employ a Planning Consultant.

‘Developers are appealing against Brighton & Hove City Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for 32 houses on a field that was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The developers can afford to retain a top London barrister to overturn this decision. We need to fight them, and while we can’t afford a Barrister, we hope to retain a Planning Consultant to consolidate and present our case at the public inquiry on November 29th.’

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Plans for more houses to be built in Falmer for spotlight00-fal-sign

Directions to Brighton Town Hall

Thank you Elaine Rance

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We are still waiting on news from the December 2016 consultation, here is the current status from Brighton & Hove Council:

Main details:

Address: Land adjacent 6 Falmer Avenue Saltdean Brighton
Description: Demolition of exiting house and stables and construction of 32 no. dwellings comprising of 4 two bedroom flats and 28 two storey two, three and four bed dwellings incorporating open space and landscaping works, parking and creation of access road from Falmer Avenue with other associated works. Creation of new pedestrian link between Falmer Avenue and South Downs Footpath.
Application type: full planning
Development type: new build residential
Received date: 9 October 2014
Valid date: 27 October 2014
Ward: Rottingdean Coastal
Status: Decided
Decision date: 29 January 2016
Decision: REFUSED
Appeal status: Appeal In Progress
Appeal decision: Not Assigned
Applicant: Hyde New Homes
C/O Lewis & Co Planning
2 Port Hall Place
Agent: Lewis & Co Planning
Mr Paul Burgess MRTPI
2 Port Hall Place
Officer: Liz Arnold tel: 291709

Application number: BH2014/03394

Received date: 23 May 2016
Appeal reference: APP/Q1445/W/16/3147426
Appeal decision: Not Assigned
Decision date:
Appeal type: public inquiry
Appeal address: Land adjacent 6 Falmer Avenue Saltdean Brighton
Reason for appeal: appeal against refusal
Appeal status: appeal in progress


To check on the progress/ status of this planning application click here to get to the council form then type Falmer Avenue Saltdean in the address box or

BH2014/03394 into the Application number box.



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