A new petition regarding St Agnes Church – Natural Fit Gym, Newtown Road.

The developer of St Agnes church, Newtown Road, has started building a balcony on the 1st floor of the church and plans to put exterior neon lights on the outside of St Agnes Church, which is being developed into Natural Fit Gym. In addition to this the club has already obtained a license to serve alcohol. The petition author believes this is an illegal development.

Three houses on Fonthill Road are as close as 4m from this balcony, it gives direct line of sight into living room, bedroom and bathroom and overlooks the garden of all 3 properties.

See the full petition here:

Our Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to the council. Consultation period runs until 15 July

Our Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to the council. Consultation period runs until 15 July

Letter from Robert Davidson (Principal Planning Officer, Policy, Projects and Heritage)

Dear Consultee,

Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 Consultation

Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Hove Station Neighbourhood Area and includes planning policies which will be used to help determine planning applications locally. The Neighbourhood Forum previously undertook Regulation 14 public consultation on the draft Plan in 2019.

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bus depot office before after

Hove bus garage would be replaced with a ‘high quality’ building if permission granted

Brighton & Hove Buses want to redevelop its office and garage building in Conway Street, on the west corner of Fonthill Road (see map below). The proposals were developed while considering the “wider masterplan aspirations” for the area. Designs include artwork on a community wall and green fencing. The planning application can be found on the council website at by searching for BH2021/01731.

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The forum’s submission on the new MODA application (21st Feb 2020)

The Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum supports this application, albeit reluctantly in the context of a likely maximum 10% affordable housing provision, subject to the satisfactory resolution of the potentially adverse impacts on the local road network of the very high density development proposed. Given the requirements of planning law and national policy guidance, this means that the Council cannot require … Read more

Hove Station Footbridge - Progress at Last!

Hove Station Footbridge – Progress at Last!

£15 million is being contributed by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) in The Passenger Benefit Fund which will be used to provide benefits to passengers across the network. They are welcoming ideas from stakeholder groups and we want the Hove Station footbridge to be considered (see the attached newsletter). Train users are also encouraged to submit their ideas individually via The Passenger Benefit Fund website.

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HSNF application for re-designation (2019)

In July2019 the Forum successfully applied for re-designation, as its initial 5-year term expired in September 2019. Having secured re-designation for an additional five years, our priority is to take account of the Regulation 14 Consultation responses and agree the final draft with the Council.

In parallel, the Forum is dealing with other key issues – working with its members and the wider local community in continuing engagement with major developers and the Council. These activities will shape the Regulation 16 Draft Neighbourhood Plan

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Have Your Say Day Invite 23 March 2019

We are now in the final stages of preparing your Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan and the regeneration of the Hove Station Area is gathering momentum. Come to Honeycroft and have your say about the latest draft of your community-led plan. Let’s ensure the whole is greater than the sum of its parts! Exhibition and handouts of our latest draft policies … Read more

Photo of Ralli Hall

Annual General Meeting 2019 – Feb 28

After five years hard work we are now in the final stages of developing the Neighbourhood Plan which is focused on establishing a new Hove Station Quarter. At our AGM in Rallli Hall (see location map below) on February 28th 2019, we will launch the legally required six weeks consultation on our Draft Neighbourhood Plan to members. The AGM is … Read more

Hove Housing Futures meeting

Wed, Nov 21, 20:00 – 21:30 St Lukes Prestonville, Brighton For further info see: Please note that this housing meeting is organised by Jackie Quinn, Labour councillor for Goldsmid ward. The Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum itself, however, is a non-political organisation.