Planners brief Brighton and Hove business chiefs about blueprint for next decade

Posted On 04 Sep 2018 at 6:52 pm

Planners briefed business chiefs about the blueprint for thousands of homes and other new buildings in Brighton and Hove in the next decade today (Tuesday 4 September).

The briefing took place as a public consultation draws to a close about the latest element of Brighton and Hove City Council’s strategic plan, known as the City Plan Part 2.

The Part 2 document will include detailed allocations for housing, offices and shops, health and community facilities and open spaces.

It comes after the council adopted the more broadbrush City Plan Part 1 in March 2016.

The Part 1 policy document was adopted after years of discussion and debate, including consultation with developers, land owners and the public, and a public examination of the proposals by a government planning inspector.

At a briefing at Hove Town Hall this afternoon, business chiefs were told about the sort of places where significant numbers of new houses could be built.

These include the Brighton General Hospital site, in Elm Grove, Brighton, and the Sackville Trading Estate in Hove.

Members of the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership were also told about sites that may be designated for dedicated student housing.

Two sites – in Lewes Road and London Road – are included in the Part 2 document.

The Part 2 policies also look at, for example, the emergence of commercial developers providing large numbers of build to rent homes.

And the document includes sections on local shopping areas, parking, transport and travel as well as how the seafront might be developed, issues such as drainage and even the protection of wildlife sites.

The current 10-week public consultation ends at 5pm on Thursday 13 September. To take part, click here.

To view the draft City Plan Part2, click here.

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    People need to look at the section DM9 about potential loss of community space.

    As we have seen with Hove’s Carnegie Library ahead of this Part Two and without its being referred to the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee.

    All of which has brought increasing suspicion across the area.

  2. Laura King Reply

    I agree with Christopher. Community lungs are as important as green lungs in maintaining physical and mental health. Hove in particular is already deprived of community/cultural facilities, having only Hove Library and Hove Museum, both of which are continually under threat in various ways. Yet we pay the same council tax as Brighton.
    If the council looked at the social benefits of community facility provision over a period of ten years, they would see that these vastly financially (and socially) outweigh the costs of investing in community facilities. Tragically for all of us, no one seems to give a thought about the future of this city and once our assets are gone, they are gone. I urge everyone to complete this consultation before 13th.

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