Matt Taylor, who is Simon Kirby’s main rival to become MP for Brighton Kemptown in 2015, has revealed his plans for a major redevelopment of Moulsecoomb.
Following on from the news that:
- The Bevendean Pub has reached their £200,000 target, and is set to open by Easter 2014..
- The £100 million Preston Barracks Development is back on.
- The New £93 million Amex Football stadium.
- A multi-million pound new proposed 5 star hotel, student accommodation and Bridge Community base.
- The Keep, a purpose built, £19 million state of the art archive centre.
- The state of the art, £22 million Brighton Aldridge Community Academy.
- £1 million changes to Lewes Road
Matt Taylor says “Moulsecoomb should go all the way, and convert the Kingspan recycling site into a new Moulsecoomb train station.”
He said, “I went to my first public meeting last night (Simon Kirby’s public meeting on Fri 13th) and having heard the resident’s concerns about the changes to Lewes road, I think I have the answer. Moulsecoomb needs a new train station.”
Seen in the attached aerial photograph of Moulsecoomb, the Kingspan recycling site depicted in red, shows the rail track running alongside its property and would be the ideal location for a new Moulsecoomb train station, with a direct line into the heart of the city.
Matt Taylor’s Moulsecoomb Redevelopment includes:
- New Train Station
- Swimming Pool & Public Baths
- New Leisure Complex
- Holistic Health Centre
- Communal Offices and Shops
- Affordable Housing for Local Residents
As Matt Taylor argues, “There has already been nearly £250 million pumped into Moulsecoomb, so why not go all the way, and make Moulsecoomb the best place to live in Brighton. We’ve got a state of the art football stadium and archive centre on our doorstep. We have a great University, great schools and a wonderful private health club all within walking distance. Moulsecoomb is bucking the national trend and is opening a pub and the redevelopment of the Preston Barracks, will compliment the £1 million improvements to Lewes Road. Moulsecoomb is on the up and up and we must grab this opportunity with both hands and make the most of the hidden potential on our doorstep.”