Tag Archives: Terminus Road

Jim Gowans’ West Hill Watch, Oct 19

Back to the Drawing Board in Terminus Road

Heritage officers have indicated that a planning application to alter the front of the ground floor of No.5 Terminus Road is so lacking in detail that it is impossible for them to properly judge its impact on the character of the conservation area and on the Grade II* listed Brighton Station opposite. The rather sketchy drawings incorporate a staircase to the basement (to provide a separate entrance), a new metal railing facing the pavement and a new bay window. The principle of altering this ground floor façade is considered potentially supportable, however. The existing bay window is unattractive and not original and would no doubt be improved by an appropriate sliding sash window and similarly appropriate cast iron railings, although the application merely refers to ‘metal railings’. Continue reading Jim Gowans’ West Hill Watch, Oct 19

Letters to The Whistler

Following the article about the Hove Cutting Campaign in our Feb/Mar edition, Millie received many supportive emails from Whistler readers. Sadly, despite support from the local MP and Councillors, Network Rail went ahead with the cutting.

Dear Editor

We have lost vegetation the size of a woodland at Hove Cutting. The city does not have that many green spaces and this is a loss for all. A distressing article in The Argus a few days after the tree felling at Hove Cutting described a similar experience by residents at the hands of the Water Board – trees neglected until the roots begin to damage the banks, giving the companies an excuse to obliterate all vegetation. Continue reading Letters to The Whistler

Terminus Road Taxi Rank

The council’s proposal for an 18-month Terminus Road taxi rank trial has been put on hold, following a packed public meeting in December. Members of the West Hill Action Team organised the meeting, held at the West Hill Hall on 8 December, where Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, was invited, along with senior council officers, to put their case forward and answer questions. See full minutes of the meeting at westhillwhistler.wordpress.com Continue reading Terminus Road Taxi Rank

Minutes of the WHAT meeting re Taxi Rank 8 December

Background to why the meeting was called

Stephen Anderson (SA)
The West Hill neighbourhood suffered intolerable inconvenience, noise and pollution during the Gateway works to Brighton Station where traffic management was poor, and the Council did not respond to complaints and comments. Residents put up with the situation as we were told repeatedly that this was only a temporary arrangement. However, throughout the Brighton Station Gateway works, there were isolated instances when Terminus Road was used as a Taxi Rank without either prior warning or adequate traffic management, and this created an atmosphere of mistrust regarding the Council’s intentions. Continue reading Minutes of the WHAT meeting re Taxi Rank 8 December

Residents say NO to Terminus Road Taxi Rank proposal

Over 80 local residents gathered in West Hill Hall on Tuesday 8 December to discuss the Council’s proposals for moving the Taxi Rank at Brighton Station to Terminus Road for a trial period, (a proposal which the Council’s own report had deemed not viable). When taxis had been sited there on a temporary basis during the re-layout works round station in the summer, traffic chaos, pollution and unacceptable noise had plagued residents, businesses, and station users. Continue reading Residents say NO to Terminus Road Taxi Rank proposal