The Hove Station area is undergoing massive change. We are a group of local people who have volunteered to create a Neighbourhood Plan – to ensure the whole community can benefit from this new development.
Friday, 2 January 2015 Residents in Hove have successfully gained approval from Brighton & Hove City Council for a Neighbourhood Forum. The move will enable them to have a bigger say in plans for their area. The Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum (HSNF) is the first to be established in the city and it means that residents and businesses have won the statutory … Read more
PRESS RELEASE, HOVE, UK
A vital local referendum is being held on February 9th which will give Hove residents the chance to to influence the development of new buildings and infrastructure in the area, including new flats slated for three more prominent sites in the area. Polling cards have already been sent out, and locals need to vote YES to ensure their opinions are heard – and taken into account – by the developers and the council.
Vote YES to get funding for local infrastructure
Critically, by voting YES, the council will be legally required to allocate 25% of developer contributions (CIL) from these future projects, to be invested in improvements to existing local amenities – parks, pavements, roads, shopping areas etc. This will run into hundreds of thousands of pounds in the next few years.
Major developments are going to happen whether we like them or not, they are ultimately government imposed, but it’s Hove residents with a lot at stake.
A ‘YES’ vote on February 9th ensures the Council legally has to consider the Neighbourhood Plan when
making planning decisions – this is our one-off opportunity, don’t miss it.
The newsletter also describes the importance of two key community hubs, and the development pipeline.
Print off the PDF, or read more here
Have Your Say Day – 1pm-4pm 25th March at the Honeycroft Centre, Sackville Rd. Come along and find out about area plans, and the Referendum.
Council to spend up to £500k improving station footbridge.
From plan-making to community action.
Council recognises Hove Station Quarter.
Why high-rise construction is necessary,
Referendum at the end of our long journey.
The area around Hove Station is fundamentally changing, in terms of inhabitants, skyline, streetscape, housing, commerce and transport. We’ve created a logo to help ensure the regeneration stays true to the vision. The logo will be used on maps, brochures, newsletters, and official documents. Here are the final two options. Tell us what you think in the comments below..
Members are invited to what is likely to be our last annual general meeting before the Neighbourhood Plan goes to referendum. As well as reviewing the achievements of the past year and electing new officers, there will also be presentations by developers (MODA, Watkins Jones) and city planners (Head of Planning, Brighton & Hove City Council). They will be followed by an open discussion about the development of the Hove Station Quarter. The meeting will end by 9.00pm.
The Neighbourhood Forum has now submitted the amended Basic Conditions Statement to the council, and they have published the revised document for comment.
In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents will go out to consultation from 00.00 on Thurs 3 November 2022 for 6 weeks until 23:59 on Thurs 15 December 2022.
What’s happening in Hove? Cranes, cranes everywhere! The creation of a new Hove Station Quarter has begun! Watch this video to get a sense of what the area will soon be like, plus long-term plans and ambitions. Back in 2013, local residents joined a forum and created a neighbourhood plan, to ensure all residents can benefit from the regeneration.
Dear residents living near the Goldstone Retail Park.
As you may be aware, TK Maxx have started taking deliveries early on Sunday mornings.
For neighbouring residents, this is a major problem, affecting sleep, health and wellbeing. Deliveries involve loud, metal-on-metal sounds, amplified by the echo effects of the warehouse walls.
Until now, Sundays have been the only day of the week, free from these deliveries.
The council planning department have given TK Maxx the green light for Sunday deliveries without any planning application or any consultation with the local residents.
We object to this change and we will demonstrate our opposition to the council.
You can register your objection by signing the petition at:
The developer of St Agnes church, Newtown Road, has started building a balcony on the 1st floor of the church and plans to put exterior neon lights on the outside of St Agnes Church, which is being developed into Natural Fit Gym. In addition to this the club has already obtained a license to serve alcohol. The petition author believes this is an illegal development.
Three houses on Fonthill Road are as close as 4m from this balcony, it gives direct line of sight into living room, bedroom and bathroom and overlooks the garden of all 3 properties.
See the full petition here:
Join meeting: https://bit.ly/hsnf-agm-zoom
Special General Meeting to amend quorum for committee,
Minutes of previous AGM,
Chairman’s Annual Report,
Treasurer’s report and financial statement,
Election of Officers and Committee Members,
Download Full Details here:
AGM Minutes 8th July 2021:
Letter from Robert Davidson (Principal Planning Officer, Policy, Projects and Heritage)
Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Consultation
Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Hove Station Neighbourhood Area and includes planning policies which will be used to help determine planning applications locally. The Neighbourhood Forum previously undertook Regulation 14 public consultation on the draft Plan in 2019.
Brighton & Hove Buses want to redevelop its office and garage building in Conway Street, on the west corner of Fonthill Road (see map below). The proposals were developed while considering the “wider masterplan aspirations” for the area. Designs include artwork on a community wall and green fencing. The planning application can be found on the council website at planningapps.brighton-hove.gov.uk by searching for BH2021/01731.