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Appeal: On-site home for rabbi would harm Hove conservation area

Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, Hove / Hassocks

A rabbi's plan to build a home for his family next to an historic synagogue in Hove to improve its security in light of recent 'anti-semitic feeling' in the area has been refused, because it would harm the surrounding conservation area.

The appeal relates to Holland Road Synagogue in Hove, built in 1883 as a gymnasium and converted for religious use in 1930. It has been identified as a "building of local interest" by Brighton and Hove City Council because of its "robust character and unusual historic architecture". It sits within Brunswick Town Conservation Area, described by Inspector Joanna Reid as ".....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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