HOVE STATION NEIGHBOURHOODS FORUM
invites you to come and
HAVE YOUR SAY
about the future of your neighbourhood and your
At an exhibition/coffee and tea drinking/drop in session
In the CCK building on Clarendon Villas (on the corner of Goldstone Street) Saturday 28th September, any time between 11am and 4pm
1pm: Neighbourhood Development Plans (Rob Fraser, Council Planning Officer)
2pm: Community Energy Plan for Hove Station – Empowering our Community (Ollie Pendered, Founder Director of Communities Matter)
Come along to:
- find out more about neighbourhood plans and our local neighbourhood projects
Hove Station Neighbourhoods Forum has been created to write a Neighbourhood Plan and set up some Neighbourhood Projects.
Why do we need a Neighbourhood Plan?
At the end of 2012, Brighton & Hove City Council published its draft City Plan. This included eight major development sites across the City and one was the DA6 area (see map overleaf).
Developers have already been active in the area:
- MATSIM have prepared schemes for the Conway Street area but have not yet submitted a planning application.
Nationally, communities are being encouraged to get involved in preparing community-led plans to shape the future of their neighbourhoods and villages.
After six months preparatory work, the Hove Station Neighbourhoods Forum held its inaugural meeting on 2nd July, where officers were elected and the first members were registered.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan sets out the way a neighbourhood develops over the next 5 to 20 years. It’s written in consultation with the community. When it’s completed, everyone living and working in the area is able to vote in a referendum on whether the Neighbourhood Plan is adopted. If the Neighbourhood Plan is supported, it becomes the planning brief for the local area.
It has two parts:
- Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) which is to be taken into account when planning applications are being decided. NDPs are concerned with the use of land and buildings.
What are Neighbourhood Projects?
Neighbourhood Plans take a year or more to put together. In the meantime we’re working on identifying projects that can deliver improvements to the area in the short term.
The projects we’ve identified so far are:
- Improving the bridge running north to south over Hove Station
Come and join us at our Have Your Say Day to find out more and share your views.