Residents oppose Preston Road towers

Proposals to build three tower blocks on the site of Anston House on Preston Road, Brighton have faced an overwhelming backlash after more than 800 residents signed a petition to oppose the buildings.

The plans include the addition of 229 homes across three tower blocks, which could reach 15-storeys high, as well as car parking, commercial space and amenity areas.

Criticisms of the plans include a lack of ‘affordable’ housing, poor space standards inside the flats and the appearance of the tower blocks.

The petition, set up by the Dyke Road Drive Residents Association, states the scheme, “Represents a return to the massive tower-blocks of the 60s and 70s.

The proposed building is almost twice as high as the existing nine-storey Anston House and will be one of the biggest single-site developments Brighton has ever seen, dwarfing the environment around it.”

To sign the petition visit click here and fill out the form before October 10.

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