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you're a fucking imbecile.
That includes you, 'Norman' Cook.
from my flat.
i might go and build a hockey stadium on top of it
its a big white box.
firstly, it's a stupidly small place to put a stadium. It's apparently the smallest bit of land that has been assigned a football stadium for any club in any league for decades. People argue that this is fine because attendance at Seagulls games is so low, which just makes me think, don't bother building a huge stadium then. Falmer won't be able to cope with the influx of new visitors on mass on a weekly basis, conjestion would be ridiculous considering the location, the train station would need a huge overhaul and seeing as there is nowhere to park in Falmer even if you're a resident (as i've found from previous experience) there would need to be a huge car park built over land that is used for farming. There are places like Park Farm that serve a lot of Brighton with local produce that is now facing a grim future and not only is their livelihood now at stake but sources of local produce which the council argue are worth keeping in other speeches will now be cut off. Plus it's virtually in a residential part of the university which means security will be compromised massively and considering they've spent years working on a new development of halls of residence there will now not really attract anyone. Plus there's loads of space much closer to Brighton centre that would serve as a place for the stadium much better, even if it was in the Downs somewhere, if they need to build a more efficient transport system and parking space and so on anyway why didn't they just do it where it wouldn't upset the lives of locals so much? Considering the amount of hassle they've had securing the place - it's been over a decade hasn't it? - why they didn't just accept that there might be better places to go and move on is beyond me.
also, did the new development plans for the marina go ahead?
i just know you watch a lot of South Today.
is that I lived in the basement of a house, and got South-East today, but in the living room upstairs, we got South Today. So weird. Maybe that's why you said this.
in that big field next to the brighton uni campus on the hill, the long road that the bus goes down on it's way between Sussex campus and town, then that is probably one of the ugliest fields I have ever seen, that has been nothing but a field of mud with nothing in it since I started uni 5 years ago.
I take all your other points though - the station would need a big upgrade, and security would be an issue around the uni what with it being so open.
Are there actually better places to build it too? I think wherever it was proposed there would be opposition, nobody wants a huge stadium on their doorstep. I guess in Falmer it wouldn't really (italics) be on anyone's doorstep as the village is across a road. But then maybe I have the location wrong.
I remember at the time one of the proposed sites was that disused air force / army base thing on Lewes road by the other Brighton uni buildings - now THAT would have been truly ridiculous!
Anyway, have they actually started building it yet? To be honest I didn't even know it had been finally approved!
they could build it on the OTHER side of the road. The road you go down into Falmer, they're building it on the bit between the road into the campus and the main road. Even if they'd just moved the location to the other side of the road, and perhaps a bit further up, there would be so many fewer issues.
You're right that it's not exactly a nice looking bit of land, i'll give you that, but i'd rather see a field than a stadium. That's just personal views on aesthetics though i guess. Lewes Road would have been ridiculous but considering it's about five miles up the road from brighton centre and the racecourse is, what, two, maybe three? And that is still near a residential area without getting in the way as such. There must be nearer places.
The building started today. They put two goalposts on the construction site where they're intended to be once it's finished and had a ceremonial penalty shoot out. To be honest seeing councillors have a kick about, before complaining that they were victims of the long administration process, didn't really endear me to them much.
I'm living with my parents in London right now and not moving back to Brighton until January. Having left Sussex last year, I don't really have much reason to go there, but maybe I'll head down and grab a couple of nostalgic pints in East Slope bar, or sit in on a John Dearlove politics lecture. I wonder if he still tells stories about his brother and Bruce Forsyth. Is it still £1.80 for a pint of Grolsch?
i don't really venture over to the sussex side much. i have recently become a member of their visual cultures society so i've been there a bit but when i was living in halls across the road i'd just be in my room posting on here. Fun times.