FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Neighbourhood Planning

Draft Plan ready for Public Consultation – Have Your Say: 23 March – 4 May 2019

i Mar 2019 make a comment
After five years of hard work, eight Have Your Say days and countless workshops, we’ve finally reached the Regulation 14 stage! This is your chance to see a very polished… more→
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What’s Happening Near Me?

There are two ways to find out what developments, workshops and events are happening near you, and how your local area could be improved or affected by the Neighbourhood Plan: 1. browse… more→

Who owns Hove Station Development Area 6 ?

Hove Station Neighbourhoods Forum is doing research to find out land ownership in DA6. Why are we doing this? Because the companies that own the land will have a massive influence… more→
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What is the City Plan and DA6?

The City Plan Part One is Brighton & Hove Council’s top-level strategic policy framework to guide the new development required across the city – including “Developmentmore→

The Plan – Introduction

i Jun 2014 make a comment
Welcome to the Hove Station Forum website. The purpose is to give local people the chance to shape your neighbourhood, by creating a reference guide that planners and developers need… more→
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What is a community-led Neighbourhood Plan?

  • The Neighbourhood Plan is a legal document which sits alongside the Council’s City Plan and has to be taken into account by the Local Planning Authority when making decisions on planning
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Why does Hove need a community-led neighbourhood plan?

Major developments are happening in the Hove Station area (DA6). This is the result of top-down planning by the city council. In response to this, two Neighbourhood Forums were set… more→
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What difference can the Neighbourhood Plan make ?

i Feb 2019 make a comment
When compared with the Council’s ‘business as usual’ approach of dealing with developers on a project-by-project basis, the Neighbourhood Plan can get a better deal to improve our… more→
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Who’s preparing the Hove Station plan?

Neighbourhood plans depend almost entirely on the voluntary resources that a community can muster. Luckily for Hove, a group of experienced local businesses and residents… more→
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How is the Plan being prepared, what are the rules?

Neighbourhood planning can be kept very simple. It is the community’s plan and needs only to deal with the planning issues that matter to us. See the simple guide to writing planning… more→

How to get your organisation involved and show your support

If your organisation will be affected by the regeneration of the Hove around the Station – and you agree with our objectives – please consider showing your support for… more→
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Do neighbourhood plans have to be evidence based and deliverable?

Yes, neighbourhood plans must have appropriate regard to national policy, including the National Planning Policy Framework and any evidence requirements set out in this. The… more→
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What Funding, Guidance and Support is available to make a neighbourhood plan?

Guidance We have a great collection of links to expert resources and support networks Funding The Government has allocated over £23m between 2018 – 2022 to support the development… more→
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Isn’t neighbourhood planning just a tool for those who want to block development?

In a word, no! Neighbourhood planning enables communities to shape the development of their local area in a positive way. With over 260 plans now in force, early findings suggest that… more→
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Can a Neighbourhood Plan stop development?

In theory, yes – approved neighbourhood planning documents can play a key role in stopping unwanted development. The documents name sites for housing developments and, if… more→

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