The public are being asked to help shape the future of Hove’s biggest new housing estate, with at least 700 homes planned for Toad’s Hole Valley.
A draft blueprint has been drawn up which, once adopted, will set the limits on what can and can’t be built on the 91-acre site on the northern edge of Hove.
And to encourage people to look at what’s at stake, Brighton and Hove City Council has released a video as part of the call for input.
As well as hundreds of family homes, council planners and policy-makers are keen for a neighbourhood that includes places of work, to create jobs, and includes a school. The site is just south of the A27 Brighton bypass.
In the video, Councillor Julie Cattell, who chairs the council’s Planning Committee, urges people to give their views, including via the council website.
She said: “It’s the biggest blank development site in the city and offers us the opportunity to create a whole new community from scratch. It is very exciting and I look forward to seeing the results of the consultation.”
More than 200 people took part in an initial consultation last year before the blueprint – or draft planning guidance – was drawn up.
It is now the subject of a six-week consultation with an exhibition at Hove Town Hall until Friday (24 March).
To find out more and to take part in the consultation online, visit the dedicated page on the council website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/toadsholevalley.