A not untypical case of misplaced planning
If you’d had a competition for the worst road in the City forty years ago, I’ve little doubt that Eastern Road would have come well up the list! In fact, it’s pretty awful still today. Road widening from Edward Street/Rock Gardens to College Place took place in tedious stages over about two years. Comfortable houses and a few fairly elegant buildings, such as St Anne’s Church and Brighton College Junior School, were demolished to provide a dual carriageway that just ends in the chaos of a two-way road as before, up near the Sussex County Hospital! A not untypical case of misplaced planning which has simply moved the problem further east and has produced a road lined with non-descript blocks of flats.