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The Plan (Pt. 2 Aspirations)

Neighbourhood Plan Part Two is a cohesive plan of what we want to happen ‘on the ground’. It is an advocacy/bidding document which the Forum and other neighbourhood groups will be able to use – alongside Part One (the statutory NP) – to attract both public and private investment in the area which will deliver public benefit and help the move towards a sustainable neighbourhood. These proposals will not … Read more

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The Plan (Pt.1 Policies)

Here you will find the Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan (HSNP) documents. Part One will be subject to referendum. Our Plan covers the same period as the BHCC City Plan (up to 2030). It develops and elaborates further the strategic framework established by the City Plan for the future development of the Designated Area and will sit alongside the City Plan as the statutory plan for the area. The Neighbourhood Plan is seen by the Forum as providing the policy context for the Hove Station Area Master Plan for the area.

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The Objectives

The Objectives

Strong and diverse community; Mixed complementary land use; Houses and jobs; Better connectivity & permeability; Sustainable travel; Unlocking bottlenecks; Enhanced historical architecture; New & improved social facilities; Green, natural and attractive

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Concepts & Options

Aspirations > Outstanding Questions

Update 2020: Our concept plan has now been incorporated into B&H council’s draft Supplementary Planning Document. It will provide detailed guidance to ‘higher-level’ planning policies (in the Brighton & Hove City Plan and the ‘emerging’ Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan).

There are three major developments happening or about to happen in the Hove Station area. This was the result of top-down planning by the city council. In response to this, the Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum produced ‘The Hove Station Quarter Concept Plan and Options Study’ (ideas for a Master Plan). This features a wide range of community-led proposals – including public squares, bridge, footways and a possible school site – in order to support and accommodate this development. This work was led by residents including town planning experts and architects. It was funded by DCLG and prepared by urban design specialists AECOM. We sought feedback from the local community as the plan evolved.

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The Vision

…a vibrant and inclusive community focused on a new Hove Station Quarter… a great place to live, work and relax...

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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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The Plan (Introduction)

Developers want to make big changes in the Hove Station area. This is a community-led response to make sure the infrastructure can cope. We are creating policies & projects promoting comprehensive regeneration to ensure the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.