Save Chichester 1's Courtyard Garden
On 10th August 2015 the University of Sussex submitted planning permission applications BH2015/02942, BH2015/02944 and BH2015/02945 to Brighton and Hove Council for permission to pave and roof Chichester 1’s inner courtyard, removing all of the trees, plant life and the pond in the process. The inner courtyard provides a valuable green space to the University and is enjoyed daily by student and staff alike. Removing the garden would not only reduce Chichester 1’s architectural significance, but it would also significantly diminish the quality of student and staff experience.
The featured image shows the architect's sketch of how the Chichester 1 inner courtyard will look once the changes are complete. The grey stones beneath the Formula One car mark the pond's current position.
Please sign this petition to urge the Brighton and Hove Council planning committee members to refuse planning permission for the proposed changes to the inner courtyard.