Redevelopment Plans for Former TJ Hughes Site

Step 3 Confirmed
May 10, 2021
Commemorative Artwork – A Letter from the Mayor of Eastbourne
May 13, 2021

The former TJ Hughes site, on the corner of Terminus Road, has been empty for two years and plans are in place for its redevelopment. Capreon have provided an online exhibition and you are invited to submit your thoughts and questions.

Given the covid-19 pandemic Capreon have responded and created a virtual exhibition to provide background on the proposals for the property. All are welcome to provide comments via the Next Steps page within the exhibition which contains methods of contact. The consultation will run from 5th may until 25th May 2021. The exhibition consists of a number of boards providing detail of the design and content.

The link to have a look at the exhibition and to provide your thoughts can be found here.

The former department store on Terminus Road has been empty for nearly 2 years and has fallen into a state of disrepair. A professional design team are preparing a planning application for the site, meeting Eastbourne’s need for new homes while retaining flexible commercial space at ground floor.

The aim is to create a new stylish Landmark building to act as a catalyst for regeneration and a focus in this part of Eastbourne.

The property has been owned by Rachel Charitable Trust for nearly 20 years. The registered charity invests receipts in good causes, primarily special needs care and education. The property is seen by the charity as a declining asset and the proposals as an improvement on the existing vacancy and condition.  

Detailed discussion have progressed with the Council on the scheme and design. In addition, a professional team has been working on preparing specialist reports required by the Council to support a planning application. The proposed uses will be commercial at ground floor and a good sized mixture of well designed of 56 flats on the upper floors, which meets the Council’s planning policy aims.

Benefits            

•            New, much needed Housing including affordable homes meeting local housing need.

•            New use replacing a vacant building bringing new activity and vitality to a prominent location.

•            The proposals offer the opportunity to stimulate economic growth.

•            Through construction and commercial activity new jobs will be created.

.             New stylish Landmark building to act as a catalyst for regeneration and a focus point for the corner.

•            Additional rates and Council tax will add to the Local Authority’s revenue.

•            New construction will be key to aiding local economic recovery as a result of the Covid pandemic.

Please do have a look at the plans and submit any thoughts and questions. The consultation runs until Tuesday 25th May.