14th February 2018

CKC Properties are delighted to announce that Brighton and Hove City Council have approved their full planning application, with conditions, to redevelop the former Lectern public house in Brighton’s academic corridor on Lewes Road.

The Council’s Planning Committee resoundingly voted to approve the plans for the site by 11 votes to one, after the Council’s planners concluded the scheme represents “high quality design” and “could be of considerable benefit for the community”.

At the heart of the scheme is a proposal for a new 720m² community “hub” space which includes a café, lounge area, work space and meeting rooms all for residents to use. The development will also provide 189 studios for students, to help address Brighton’s shortage of purpose built accommodation, and five residential flats.

CKC Properties recently completed sites in Durham and Kingston-upon-Thames and has four in the pipeline in Brighton, Leicester and London, and hope to start work on the Lectern site next year.

The decision comes after Brighton and Hove City Council approved Brighton University’s planning application for 369 homes, 1,338 student bedrooms, and a new business school immediately adjacent to the site on Lewes Road in September 2017.