On the southern edge of the nature reserve is an 18 hole pitch and putt golf course which has fallen into disuse. The land is owned by Brighton & Hove City Council and in the south east corner of the golf course is a building (kiosk) which was previously utilised as a café, toilets and to store golf clubs.
The Beacon Hub Project proposal to the council is that:
- Beacon Hub CIC (Community Interest Company) be allowed to take up the lease.
- The land should become a contiguous part of the nature reserve.
- Beacon Hub CIC be granted permission to re-develop the existing building as a ‘hub’ for community and educational use.
Here is an artist’s impression of before and after redevelopment of the golf kiosk:
You can download their full proposal here – Beacon Hub Proposal (PDF)
Take a look and see what you think. Post your views and comments below.