Adur District Council addresses concerns over much-loved Shoreham music venue

Released: Friday, 19 May 2023

Plans to redevelop the former Adur Civic Centre site in Shoreham will not affect the nearby pub's wish to play live music.

Housing association Hyde Group has been granted permission to build 159 affordable homes on the land next to the Duke of Wellington pub in Brighton Road.

It has been suggested that the new development could potentially result in tenants of the new homes opposing the pub's music licence when it is due to be reviewed.

But we are committed to doing all we can to help ease the housing crisis and delivering these 159 affordable homes is a big part of that.

We have already listened to residents' concerns about a Grey Poplar tree that stands next to the Duke of Wellington pub having to be felled to make way for the development and have since worked with Hyde to submit new plans that would save it.

Cllr Steve Neocleous, Adur's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning, said:

“If a deed of easement for noise is the final piece in the jigsaw that will give the Duke of Wellington the comfort needed, and allows the affordable housing to proceed, then we will do all we can to agree an approach that removes this threat of Judicial Review

“We have suggested a further meeting with the pub owners next week to discuss this and to try to agree an approach.”

This is in addition to the initial agreement made in the planning process that when approved would see additional noise measures such as additional sound-proofing in the block adjacent to the pub, and obligations on the future owners to maintain them for the lifetime of the development.

There is also a covenant by the development owners not to bring or support a noise nuisance claim against the pub, providing it operates within its existing licence conditions.

Photos: The Adur Civic Centre site next to the Duke of Wellington pub, in Brighton Road in Shoreham (and the poplar tree)

PR23-054+061+104+24-006 - The former Adur Civic Centre site, off Ham Road and Brighton Road in Shoreham (from the north)

PR23-054+061+104 - The poplar tree next to the Adur Civic Centre site in Shoreham

PR23-054+061+104 - The poplar tree next to the Duke of Wellington pub, in Brighton Road in Shoreham

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