Black Robin Farm is awarded planning

We are delighted that Black Robin Farm, our project for Eastbourne Borough Council (EBC), in partnership with Towner Eastbourne, has been granted planning permission, following the planning committee vote in favour of the scheme. The application will be formally approved by a senior official once conditions are fulfilled.

This unique project in the beautiful rolling landscape of the South Downs will deliver unprecedented equal access to the national park whilst preserving and enhancing the beauty and ecology of the site’s remarkable 19th century agricultural Downland setting.

Black Robin Farm, situated on a site that was formerly a dairy farm, will be a new type of culture centre where art, culture, heritage and ecology will come together as a new eastern gateway to the South Downs. The project will be design with sustainability and site specificity at its core, with a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. This follows EBC’s successful £19.8 million bid to the government’s Levelling Up Fund, £11 million of which is being invested into the Black Robin Farm project.

Thanks to Eastbourne Borough Council, Towner Eastbourne and @townergallery & the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. To read more about the project, click here.