Design for Brighton low-traffic scheme due back before councillors

A new design for the proposed Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood project is going to go before councillors next month.

An initial outline of the area proposed for a low-traffic or liveable neighbourhood

The revised design follows a series of events and an online consultation with the community before the pilot project begins.

Brighton and Hove City Council started developing the liveable neighbourhood pilot after lobbying by members of the environmental community group Hanover Action.

They secured backing with cross-party support from the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee in June 2020.

Since then the council has held more than a dozen street events and workshops during two phases of engagement.

In March and April, the council hosted events and online consultations for what is now known as the Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood project.

The council said: “Residents were shown two early designs of what the scheme could look like in phase two and their comments on these have helped inform the latest design.

“These have allowed us to work with the local community of Hanover and Tarner to co-design this pilot project.”

The revised design is due to go before the committee on Tuesday 21 June and, if councillors agree, the proposal will be the subject of a full public consultation shortly after.

Low-traffic neighbourhoods, such as the one proposed for Hanover and Tarner, maintain access for private vehicles to homes and businesses within the area and enable priority access for emergency vehicles and council services such as waste collection and public transport.

But, by installing “filters” such as bollards and planters as well as camera technology, the redesigned area would be aimed at deterring drivers from using the area as a cut-through.

More events are planned at venues around Hanover and Tarner as part of the consultation process over the summer.

After Hanover Action’s deputation to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, residents in the Roundhill Society and North East Hanover Residents’ Association have also asked for low-traffic neighbourhoods.

North East Hanover Residents’ Association members have raised concerns about drivers using their streets as a rat run and traffic being displaced into Elm Grove.

The Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee is due to meet at Hove Town Hall at 4pm on Tuesday 21 June. The meeting is scheduled to be webcast on the council’s website.

  1. Peter Reply

    I like how they say allow access for private residents vehicles and emergency vehicles only so these people are allowed to drive and park in others roads causing congestion for them

    • Al Reply

      It’s pretty clear you haven’t thought that post through. Try again.

      • Kevin Reply

        It would be nice if an investigation journalist did a bit of digging and find out that this all process is flawed. A small corrupted minority influenced by extinction rebellion trying to impose their utopia.

  2. Hanover Jen Reply

    Strange. BHCC don’t do consultations. They just impose lunatic schemes on long suffering residents

  3. Josef K Reply

    What could possibly go wrong?!

    • Mike Dixon Reply

      Fantastic news but the powerful car lobby must be utterly furious! 🥳🚗🏎🚙

  4. Chris Reply

    Pedestrianize the whole area. Buy the houses and pay moving expenses from people who do not want to stay because they can’t or won’t give up their cars and use the homes as social housing. Add the cost to the council tax for that area. The Hanover Utopia ? or a vocal minority view ?

    • Harold Reply

      And those that are disabled? How will they access their home?

      • Chris Reply

        Time to be even more vocal ?

      • Local Resident Reply

        In a Green world disabled people do not exist and will be removed. Or will be rich enough to live in Hove where these mad ideas are never implemented. These designers live in a fantasy world.

  5. Keith Reply

    A road with no end but a link to another road is freely usable by all. If you want less traffic, find a cul-de-sac and live there.

    Lewes Road going from 4 lanes to 2 and itself is dangerous especially with bin creating blind spots and cyclists who have little skill or experience putting themselves at risk.

    Elm Grove with all cars on the road when the pavement (which was hardly ever used by pedestrians since disallowing parking there) was fine. Means traffic has worsened as a result.

    • Chris Reply

      All part of the “War against cars” I am afraid.

  6. Kar Reply

    I said when there’s posters went up it was too get cars off the road and was told by the organiser that each the case.

    Turns out I was right. Just no

  7. Fiona Dwyer Reply

    What a load of old chuff ..they are doing this to tick boxes is so obvious that if you stop traffic from going into one area it is going to overload the surrounding area..just leave it as it is so all areas are equal …

  8. Dave Reply

    Think Brighton is grid locked now, well this will make it even worse. Still no mention of a park and ride, you know that big thing every other city in the world has which dramatically cuts down on cars in city centres. Tested and proven. Nah that’s not BHCC Style, they need to make the place unlivable and irritating for the majority of people… Idiotic

  9. Confused Local Reply

    The original plans showed they penalised businesses that were based in this area. Businesses on Islingword Road are being cut off and forcing customers to drive through the whole of Hannover to access them instead of the current in\out access from Elm Grove.

    As is usual, Green ideas cause more pollution and traffic than they remove.

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