Local listing is different to statutory listing; it does not provide further legislative controls. and does not affect when planning permission is required. However, when planning permission is required, the ‘special interest’ of a locally listed heritage asset will be taken into account. In 2013 the council asked for nominations for inclusion in the list; over five hundred submissions were considered. The Local List of Heritage Assets was adopted on 18th June 2015, it will be reviewed in 2020; other items in the current list can be seen here
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Courtney Gate is a large six and seven storey Neo-Georgian block of serviced apartments. It was built in 1934 to designs by Coleridge, Jennings & Soimenow. The building is of gault brick, with rusticated render to the ground floor and a strong rendered storey band between the fourth and fifth storeys. A further storey band between the fifth and sixth is in stone, as is the parapet. There are shallow bows to the outside bays.
It is of architectural, design and artistic interest and is a good quality example of a building of this type and period, with a robust design.It is within The Avenues conservation area, but atypical of it due to its scale and period of construction. The use of gault brick nevertheless ties the building in with the character of the conservation area. The building forms an imposing landmark at the terminus to Hove Lawns. It is clearly visible in long views across the Lawns, Kingsway and the seafront. The building retains many of its original features and overall design composition.