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Hyde Housing update September 2016

Redevelopment of the derelict factory on Newtown Road and the adjoining commercial units in Goldstone Lane has begun.  I took some photos, while visiting the site, when Hyde were starting the demolition: Hyde Housing had sealed off the site a few months earlier: In June 2016, I met with Dan Maitland, the Construction Project Manager of … Read more

Statement of Community Engagement: Hove Gardens Development Proposals (HSNF-Matsim)

Statement of Community Engagement: Hove Gardens Development Proposals (HSNF-Matsim)

In 2015, HSNF met with the developer Matsim. This dialogue enabled us to comment on and influence the evolving proposals and to subsequently include a public exhibition of the draft proposals at our fourth Have Your Say Day on November 21st which had over 130 participants. The dialogue focused exclusively on the physical design aspects of the scheme and did not specifically address housing tenure and price. The issue of the proportion of affordable housing will be a key concern of the council and it is a major issue for the ongoing development of the Neighbourhood Plan which will be addressed at our fifth Have Your Say Day.

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Hyde Housing update Nov 2015

Hyde Housing update: Yesterday, three of us from the forum met with Hyde Housing (www.hyde-housing.co.uk) in Davigdor Road. They gave us an update on the planned redevelopment on the corner of Goldstone Lane and Newtown Road. Demolition and clear-up is expected to begin next Spring and last around 6-8 weeks. Construction is anticipated to begin … Read more

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Stoneham Neighbourhood Planning Workshop (Oct 2015)

Mike Gibson Autumn 2015 Some twenty local residents participated in the inaugural meeting of the Stoneham Neighbourhood Planning Workshop, held at the Stoneham pub at the end of June. It was organized by the Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum, the body authorized by Brighton and Hove City Council to prepare the Hove Station Neighbourhood Development Plan … Read more

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The Issues

Planning Problems:

The local population is growing much faster than regional and national averages. Our members tell us housing provision is a major issue. The lack of health services and school places also needs to be addressed. Furthermore, the area is severed by a railway line with poor crossings between north and south.

We want to avoid uncoordinated, piecemeal, project-by-project redevelopment that would exacerbate problems with parking and congestion. We want development that does not clash with the conservation areas and heritage architecture (Poet’s Corner, etc).

Planning solutions:

Brighton & Hove City Council has big plans to develop the neglected area around Hove Station (DA6). In response, local residents and businesses have identified several planning issues and development opportunities (see image gallery for examples) and we are writing a Neighbourhood Plan to influence this development. 

There are development opportunities for improving existing dwellings, streetscape, public realm and energy efficiency. We’re running a number ‘Have Your Say’ events and local neighbourhood projects to improve the area in the short term. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.  Further reading: Our vision | Our objectives.

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Hove Station Area – Visual Surveys

In 2016, students from The University of Brighton surveyed Hove Station and surrounding areas – revealing interesting insights  – to inform our neighbourhood plan. Click below to download the full reports in PDF Format (caution: large file sizes). Survey 1: This report is a study of  Hove Stati?on, it uses this small area to look … Read more

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‘Have Your Say’ Day 2013 – Resident Feedback

On 16th February 2013 the Forum held its first ‘Have Your Say’ day at the Honeycroft Centre on Sackville Road. The event was held to share information with the local community on the development plans for the area and explain how a Neighbourhood Forum can influence local planning decisions. We gathered incredibly valuable community feedback at the event (see the data below). 57 residents completed a questionnaire.  45 of those residents provided their name and contact details, signing up to participate in or be kept up-to-date on the Forum’s activities.

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Brighton & Hove City Plan Question Time Debate 31.05.2012

Generating Future Investment for Our City
Brighton & Hove City Plan Question Time Debate, held at Brighton College by Centurion Group and Sprunt, in association with Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership. The debate is based on the regeneration and development aspects of the draft City Plan, as part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s public consultation period.

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