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Campaigners celebrate removal of eyesore scaffolding in Seaford

Residents, business owners and councillors are sharing a sense of 'great relief' today after the scaffolding which has blighted Talland Parade in Seaford for many years has finally been removed.

Campaigners celebrate removal of eyesore scaffolding in Seaford

Campaigners celebrate removal of eyesore scaffolding in Seaford
After exhausting every other possible legal avenue in their determination to rid Seaford of the scaffolding, Lewes District Council lodged a public nuisance claim with the High Court.  As a consequence, the High Court judge ordered Vision Properties to take down the scaffolding by July 25. 

Councillor Zoe Nicholson, Leader of Lewes District Council, visited the site today (July 26) and met with fellow councillors, representatives from Seaford Residents' Voice, residents and local business owners.

She said: "It has been a long, painstaking struggle to get rid of this eyesore, so it is a great relief to the many people involved in campaigning for its removal that this day has finally arrived. 

"Among those who have worked so hard on this over the years are Seaford Residents' Voice, Seaford Town Council, council officers, our legal team and councillors in the current administration as well as those previously in Cabinet, notably Councillor Stephen Gauntlett and Councillor James MacCleary. My thanks to them all for their efforts and unflinching determination to get this done. 

"For such a long time, residents and businesses in Seaford town centre had to endure living under the scaffolding's shadow and we were given countless empty promises by the owners that it would be taken away. The only recourse left to us was to initiate a High Court action and I am pleased this route has given us the result many people fought so diligently for." 

Published 27 July 2023

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