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Brighton and Hove City Council last night (July 21) approved two planning applications for the developments on brownfield sites for 139 houses.

The applications are for a former garage on Hove seafront and an former nurses’ home near Brighton racecourse.

Developers will also pay for £75,000 in improvements at Hove Lagoon and Wish Park, £78,000 for schools and £34,000 for transport as part of getting the planning permission.

Planning committee chairman, Lynda Hyde, said: “This demonstrates the council’s support for housing development of the right type on the right sites.

“On both sites unacceptable applications had previously been turned down, by sticking to our guns we have secured much better homes for the city.”

Luke Walsh

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