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Appeal: 70-room hotel will not replace traditional villas in conservation area

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Plans to demolish two ‘good-quality Edwardian villas’ and build a five-storey hotel have been blocked after an inspector ruled that its modern design would be out of context with the conservation area in an East Sussex seaside town.

The appeal relates to a pair of traditional two-storey semi-detached villas, set two streets back from the seafront in Bexhill-on-Sea’s town centre conservation area (CA). Inspector S J Buckingham noted the “largely homogenous assemblage of good-quality late Victorian and Edwardian buildings” that make up the CA, defined by their “lively and rich variety in decorative de.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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