Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is situated between Rottingdean & Ovingdean.

  • On the southern edge of the nature reserve is a pitch & putt golf course which has fallen into disuse.
  • A golf course building was previously utilised as a café, public toilet and to store golf clubs.
  • It is within the South Downs National Park.
  • The land is owned by Brighton & Hove City Council.

We have proposed to the council that:

  • The land should become part of the nature reserve with a proportion retained for public amenity.
  • Beacon Hub Brighton CIO be granted permission to re-develop the existing building as a ‘hub’ for community & educational use.

The current status of the project is:

  • A 15 year lease has been agreed and we are currently in negotiation with B&HCC regarding terms including land usage.
  • We are working with a team of structural engineers and architect to re-develop the building.

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