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Consultation has now ended on the Submission City Plan Part 1. The council received 85 duly made representations. The council is in the process of collating these representations and will be submitting these with the Submission City Plan Part 1 and associated documents to the Secretary of State in June 2013. Further details will be set out in a notice of submission and availability of submitted documentation. See also the Next Steps section on the City Plan page.
Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)
Consultation on the second draft Design Guide for Extensions and Alterations SPD12 has now ended. More information can be found on our SPD page.
Planning controls over changes of use to small Houses in Multiple Occupation
The council is bringing in changes to the planning process concerning small Houses in Multiple Occupation in some parts of the city.
On 5 April 2013, an article 4 direction relating to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) comes into force in five electoral wards within Brighton and Hove. In those wards, the direction means that a planning application will be required to change the use of a single dwellinghouse (defined as C3 use in planning legislation) to a small house in multiple occupation (C4 use class). Small HMOs are properties lived in by between three and six people where facilities such as a kitchen or bathroom are shared.
You will not need to apply for planning permission for properties whose lawful use was a small HMO (class C4 use) before 5 April 2013. For more information please visit our dedicated page.
Adoption of the Waste and Minerals Plan (19 February 2013)
The East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan was found sound by an independent Government Planning Inspector, subject to the inclusion of one main modification relating to the inclusion of a policy that reflects the presumption in favour of sustainable development. Since then East Sussex County Council, the South Downs National Park Authority and Brighton & Hove City Council have all agreed the main modification and resolved to adopt the Plan as planning policy for waste management and minerals production for the Plan Area to 2026. The Plan is now part of the statutory development plan for the area and will be used as such in determining planning applications for waste and minerals related development. The adopted Plan is now available to view on the following page.
What is the Local Development Framework?
The Local Development Framework (LDF) is the term used to describe the set of documents which will eventually include all of the planning authority's local development documents, one of which will be the City Plan. As these new documents are adopted by the council, they will eventually replace the Brighton & Hove Local Plan adopted in 2005.
LDFs, which were introduced by the Government in 2004, are intended to deliver sustainable development whilst reflecting the needs of local communities. They aim to deliver 'spatial planning', that is they must take into account social and environmental factors such as health and housing need and should not be purely focussed on the regulation and control of land.
The main types of LDF documents are:
- Development Plan Documents (DPDs) - these are the key statutory documents within LDF's and will set out the vision, strategy and policies for the area. They are subject to sustainability appraisal and to a formal examination in public.
- Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
- Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)
Other LDF documents are:
- Local Development Scheme (LDS)
- Sustainability Appraisal (SA)
- Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)
- Planning Advice Notes (PANS)
Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP) Options Papers will go out for consultation early 2013. More information can be found on our Shoreham Harbour page.
- The council has withdrawn the submitted Core Strategy from the examination process. This document is currently being updated and will now be known as the City Plan. The previous versions of the Core Strategy can be found here. Information regarding the Core Strategy Examination can be found here.
- An updated Local Development Scheme was published in September 2011
- The Council has completed an update of the Strategic Land Availability Assessment and the Open Space Study as part of the Core Strategy examination process. These were approved by the cabinet member meeting on 26 May 2011 as background evidence for the Core Strategy.
- On 6 July 2010, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles MP, announced the revocation (withdrawal) of the South East Plan (the Regional Spatial Strategy). However, following subsequent challenges it remains part of the Development Plan for Brighton & Hove. Please see the council's South East Plan page for the latest information on the status of the South East Plan.