Application Submitted For The Demolition Of The Emperor Restaurant
30th November 2017
The Emperor Chinese Restaurant in Cyprus Road car park could be demolished if planning permission is granted by Mid Sussex District Council.
The proposed plans for the site of the former bingo hall
would see it turned into a three story building which would have 12 apartments (2x one bed, 10x two bed) on floors two and three, with space for a retail unit and a restaurant on the ground floor.
The freehold for the building was up for auction in September 2015, but was sold before the event took place. At the time the Emperor held a 20 year lease.
The applicants are in fact Mr and Mrs Lai of 1 Cyprus Road. The design and application is being handled by RDJW Architects Limited from Crawley.
The proposed plan will see the building's entrance moved around to the left side. The lower image shows how the building would look if you were approaching the car park from the alleyway next to TSB bank.
This is the proposed layout for the building's ground floor. The restaurant would be to the left and the retail unit to the right.
For more information, look up planning application number DM/17/4575 on the MSDC planing portal here: https://pa.midsussex.gov.uk/online-applications/
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