Labour and Co-operative Councillor for Wish Ward Anne Pissaridou has welcomed the news that developers are set to start work on the former Gala Bingo site on Portland Road, Hove, on October 6th.
The site, which was acquired for development several years ago and which received planning permission in October 2010, has lain empty since the former Bingo Hall was demolished last year.
Commenting, Councillor Pissaridou said:
"I’m delighted that work is finally going to start on the Gala Bingo site after a saga that feels like it has dragged on far too long.
Residents have voiced their concerns to me over the delays to the project, especially after the demolition of the former Bingo Hall and Cinema building last year simply left a totally vacant area in the heart of the busy Portland Road area.
Given the scale and controversy surrounding the development, I will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure that the developers do all they can to ensure local residents are not adversely affected by the construction process."