Kemptown MP calls for City Council to turn down proposed Meadow Vale development

Sarah Green September 10, 2014

Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven has sent a formal objections to Brighton and Hove City Council regarding proposals to build new housing in the Meadow Vale area of Ovingdean.

Simon Kirby MP
Simon Kirby MP

He cites, inappropriate development, the loss of the village feel in Ovingdean, Rottingdean and Woodingdean and that the City Council should be looking to brownfield, city centre and large sites, like Shoreham Harbour to build on first.

Mr Kirby’s intervention comes after he has received many representations regarding the matter and stating publicly at the start of the campaign that he would stand with residents against what he has termed inappropriate development.

He said: “It is clear to me and many of my constituents, that this proposal for 100 houses is wrong for Meadow Vale. We need the carefully planned location of housing so that it is appropriate for the area, not like this what has happened here where a whole range of issues, not least undermining the character and amenity of the area, the pressure on local roads, schools and health facilities and the use of land next door to the National Park counts against it.

I have written to the City Council opposing this development and I would urge my constituents to do the same.”