Housing and Regeneration

Reviewing our area from a development perspective and creating development proposals to be included in the Neighbourhood Plan.

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Hove Station Area – Visual Surveys

In 2016, students from The University of Brighton surveyed Hove Station and surrounding areas – revealing interesting insights  – to inform our neighbourhood… more→

‘Have Your Say’ Day 2013 – Resident Feedback

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On 16th February 2013 the Forum held a ‘Have Your Say’ day at the Honeycroft Centre on Sackville Road. The event was held to share information with the local community on the development… more→
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Brighton & Hove City Plan Question Time Debate 31.05.2012

Generating Future Investment for Our City Brighton & Hove City Plan Question Time Debate, held at Brighton College by Centurion Group and Sprunt, in association with Brighton… 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→

Hyde Housing update September 2016

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Redevelopment of the derelict factory on Newtown Road and the adjoining commercial units in Goldstone Lane has begun.  I took some photos, while visiting the site, when… more→

The Issues

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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… more→
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What difference can the Neighbourhood Plan make ?

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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→

The Plan (Pt.1 Policies)

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Here you will find the latest draft summary and the full Neighbourhood Plan document. Part One will be subject to referendum. What do you think? What do you agree with and disagree… more→

The Plan (Pt. 2 Aspirations)

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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… more→

Concepts & Options

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Aspirations Outstanding Questions There are three major developments happening or about to happen in the Hove Station area. This is the result of top-down planning by the city council.… 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→

Stoneham Neighbourhood Planning Workshop (Oct 2015)

The Stoneham Neighbourhood Planning Workshop This article will be published by Sussex Magazines in October 2015 Mike Gibson Autumn 2015 Some twenty local residents participated… more→

Proposal for recladding of the Clarendon Villas high-rises

Council visualisations of Clarendon House and other high-rise blocks on Clarendon Rd as they might look if insulation works go ahead (retrieved from www.theargus.co.uk on 15th… more→
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Can a land owner object at examination if his site is not allocated for development in a neighbourhood plan?

Examinations will be by written representations, examiners will have the ability (indeed will have a duty) to hear oral representations, where necessary, to ensure adequate examination… more→

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