Restricting house colours

By John Riddington

For the past two years Brighton Council has apparently been considering introducing paint colour controls for more of the housing in the conservation area. At present such controls exist for only small parts of the area: exteriors on Montpelier Terrace, Montpelier Villas and the west side of Montpelier Street have to be white whilst Powis Square houses have to be regency cream. However the plans to introduce more paint-controlled areas in the area has apparently slipped down the agenda because the Council has been caught up in the issue of restricting estate agents boards.

Recently a house in the area has been painted dark brown and this has caused consternation amongst some of the local residents. The CMPCA would welcome your view on this issue; should it be pressing the Council to introduce further paint colour controls as soon as possible? Please add your comments below. 


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