The Argus reports:
Thornton Properties wants to demolish Court Farm House in Devil’s Dyke Road, Hove, and replace it with a 58-bedroom care home and five detached properties. The land, which is near the junction of the A27 and the South Downs National Park, is part of the Toad’s Hole Valley site. Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning committee threw out the plans in March 2013, as it did not match with the long-term vision for the site. The developers have appealed the decision, which [is now being] scrutinised by a government inspector after an inquiry in Hove Town Hall [which started] at 10:00am today.