Astoria plans rejected but new bid is expected, Brighton

A historic cinema could now be demolished and replaced with student flats after councillors rejected proposals to turn the site into rented apartments.

ThreeSixty Development said they would make a new application to build student accommodation at The Astoria after their latest plans were rejected yesterday.

Planning committee members at Brighton and Hove City Council voted nine to three in support of council officer’s recommendations to reject the plans for 70 flats, ground floor small business space and a community room.

The firm said it could submit a new application for the cinema site in Gloucester Place in less than six weeks…

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