The Vision

A broad picture of community aspirations

iFirst Published: 24 Aug 2015   Updated: 12 Dec 2022    Add a comment

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

our vision

The overall aim of the Plan is to facilitate the regeneration of the Hove Station Neighbourhood Area in a way that realises its potential by creating a vibrant and inclusive community focused on a new Hove Station Quarter, which will be a great place to live, work and relax.

See our strategic objectives >

See the latest draft of the Plan >


The process of refining the vision  

The first draft – AN EMERGING VISION FOR THE STATION AREA – set out our work since we were formally designated at the end of 2014 – as the Forum which has the responsibility for preparing the Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan. The substance of the report was presented visually and discussed at the Have Your Say Day on 21st November 2015, along with the Matsim Hove Gardens proposal and contributions from other landowners and developers  – Mountpark and Hyde Housing. The Acting City Planning Officer gave the council’s view on recent developments.

Our community engagement work is aimed at ensuring that as many residents and businesses as possible contribute directly to the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan over the next nine months or so. The Vision Consultation Draft very much focuses on the idea of a new Hove Station Quarter being created through a Neighbourhood Plan which promotes the co-ordinated redevelopment of Development Area 6 (DA6) as a new centre for Hove.

Overall, the Forum wants to avoid uncoordinated, piecemeal, project by project redevelopment.

There is now the opportunity to develop a vision of the integrated redevelopment of area DA6 as a new focal point for this part of Hove (the whole should be greater than the sum of the parts). A Neighbourhood Plan that will help to bring this about.

This consultation process informed the production of the Hove Station Concept Plan and policies, and has been elaborated in BHCC’s Hove Station Area Supplementary Planning Document (SPD18).

Residents and interested developers are encouraged to join community hub working groups to develop medium and long term aspirations and help to ensure the community’s vision is fully realised.

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