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Empty hotel to be turned into 45 homes

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development

Empty Hove Hotel to be turned into 45 homes Empty Hove Hotel to be turned into 45 homes

Planning permission has been granted to turn Hove’s empty Lansdowne Place Hotel into 45 homes with 40% of the homes deemed to be affordable – either for rent or shared ownership. The hotel in Lansdowne Place has been empty since 2012.

Councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council planning committee unanimously agreed they were 'minded to grant' permission subject to various conditions being met. The council said this would enable parts of the hotel to be demolished and alterations and extensions to be created – including a penthouse flat on the roof.

The main building would be converted to flats. Permission would also allow construction of five houses behind, facing onto a courtyard.

The developers have agreed to pay £116,000 to enhance local open spaces, £60,000 for education services and £25,000 towards local job creation. They also undertook to use at least 25% local labour for construction work.

Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty, chair of the planning committee, said: "Prior to becoming what used to be known as the Dudley Hotel and latterly the Lansdowne Place Hotel, the main building was originally six townhouses. So with a glance to the past and understanding that we have a sharp shortage of housing locally it makes sense to turn a once much-loved hotel back into homes."

Picture credit: Paul Gillett

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