The resubmitted planning application for Sea Lanes Brighton is to be determined by Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee at their meeting on Wednesday 3 April. The revised plans for the meanwhile scheme were re-submitted earlier this year following the decision from the council to reject the initial plans in December 2018. 

The council report on the temporary application, which can be found here, has once again recommended the scheme for planning approval.

In the revised plans the reasons for the initial refusal have been carefully considered and addressed with substantial changes to the design, height and positioning amongst other improvements.

Joe McNulty, Sea Lanes Brighton Director, said: “We have worked together with the council to address all the Planning Committee’s concerns following the rejection of our initial plans. We are pleased that the Council Planning Officer having considered the scheme and the benefit it will bring to the public has recommended it for approval.

“We have received an overwhelming amount of public support for the campaign and the report states that 271 letters of support were received by the council from the community – thank you to everyone that has got behind the Sea Lanes plans. If the committee votes to grant permission, we will be giant step closer to opening the National Open Water Swimming Centre and providing the city of Brighton with much needed swimming facilities.”

There is still time to support the plans by writing to your local councillor and members of the planning committee. You can find your local councillor and write to them here, details of those that make up the planning committee can be found here.