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PROPOSED ELEVATION SOUTH WEST: MAJ ARCHITECTS
DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENT
Application: WD/2018/1320/F
www.wealden.gov.uk

Sir

In the 50 years I have lived in Pevensey Bay, both the Parish Council and residents have continually raised objections to building plans on the grounds thata proposed development would not be ‘in keeping’ with the rest of the village.

But what would it be ‘in keeping’ with Fishermen’s cottages, Victorian terraces, Art Deco, 1930s oyster bungalows, 60s parade of shops….I could go on.

Unlike Norman Court, the very large barrack-like block of flats at the eastern entrance to the village, the architects of the relatively small block to replace the Beach Tavern appear to have given thought to their surroundings, eg the palm trees in the front echoing those of the adjoining two houses.

With the existing building becoming more of an eyesore, the time has come to keep an open mind and judge the proposal on its design merit and not whether it would fit in with the so-called character of the village, which does not exist other than as a mixture of styles and periods.

Sheila Taylor,
Marine Terrace, Pevensey Bay