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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How can we improve the area around Hove Station?

How can we improve the area around Hove Station?

What do you think of the area around Hove Station? What concerns do you have?What about the pedestrian footbridge? The approaches to the station? The flow of traffic? The public phone boxes? What is being planned for this area? What is already happening and who’s doing it? Can we affect these plans?  As part of preparing … Read more

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Hove Station Community Hub – CH1

Hove Station is a major transport hub that has had very little investment for many years.  The area includes shops, small businesses, cafés, bars and pubs and is badly in need of a major environmental public realm uplift. The Forum is proposing to establish a community hub in the immediate vicinity of the Station premises. If you are interested in joining the improvement group and/or helping with petitions and getting the local businesses involved please get in touch.

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Help us to Develop Community Hubs in Hove

Help us to Develop Community Hubs in Hove

It is proposed that the Neighbourhood Plan will include a policy for the development of Community Hubs and some sketch schemes to show how these locations can be improved. Several Community Hub Improvement Groups have been meeting to share ideas, develop these schemes and negotiate with developers as they prepare their planning applications to agree public benefit improvements. If you’d like to get involved in these neighbourhood improvement schemes, please visit our next Have Your Say Day or send us an email.

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Movement & Connectivity Policies

New development means more traffic pressure. The road network around Hove Station needs to be improved. We need to balance the flow of additional traffic with the needs of local residents and businesses. What do you think of our policies? Send us an email or post your comments below…

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Call for major improvements to Hove Station Footbridge

Architect David Kemp is among a number of local businesses and residents calling for more substantial work on the bridge which has fallen into “an appalling condition”. Mr Kemp drew up designs for an improved footbridge and the Neighbourhood Forum has collected hundreds of signatures calling for funding for a new bridge. The footbridge is the major north-south pedestrian link, but it is poorly maintained and the absence of lifts at either end render it unusable for wheelchair uses, totally inadequate for people with disabilities and grossly inconvenient for people with luggage, heavy shopping bags or prams.

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Hove Station footbridge improvement petition February 2016

We’re asking everyone to sign the online petition “Hove Station footbridge improvement“.

​The Hove Station Bridge is continuing to deteriorate. It is unsightly and not effectively cleaned. The absence of lifts makes access to the station from the north side of the railway extremely difficult for people with disabilities and makes using the bridge difficult for people with young children and people carrying heavy luggage or shopping.   ​

​Members​ and supporters of ​the ​Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum and local residents urge the Brighton and Hove Council to ​:​

  • improve the standard of cleanliness of the footbridge
  • identify and implement any short term measures which will improve the appearance of the footbridge
  • establish the most appropriate longer term action needed – either major refurbishment or replacement with lift provision
  • secure funding from a combination public sector sources and the developer contributions generated by successive major redevelopment projects which will be starting in the vicinity of the bridge next year.

​We launched this petition at our Have Your Say event in November last year and now we are launching it on the 38degrees website.

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Have Your Say Day – 21st November 2015

The forum’s ‘Have Your Say’ event on Saturday 21st November 2015 was held at Clarendon Villas. This was regarded as very successful anda major step forward for us. We had guest speakers from the council and property developers. We also launched two petitions: on our objections to the council’s plan to earmark the Coalyard as a waste processing facility and … Read more

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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 plan. Click below to download the full reports in PDF Format (caution: large file sizes). Survey 1: This report is a study of  Hove Stati?on, it uses this small area to look … Read more

Hove Station Footbridge Designs

Improving pedestrian-crossings across the railway is an important action for the Hove Station Gateway Community Hub set out in Neighbourhood Part 2 and has been carried through into the BHCC Master Plan. The Hove Station Area Improvement Group prepared a leaflet which set out the community’s request for the Council to take urgent action to improve … Read more