King Alfred scheme scrapped

The controversial King Alfred scheme planned for Hove seafront was scrapped this week because of the economic downturn.

The Frank Gehry-designed project, which included 751 homes in 11 buildings up to 98m high, was thrown into doubt in July when Dutch bank ING withdrew financial support. Developer Karis has asked Brighton and Hove City Council for two more years to work on fresh plans for the site.

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