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Submission City Plan (Part 1)
The Proposed Submission City Plan (Part 1) was agreed at council on 31 January 2013 for formal publication prior to its submission to the Secretary of State for independent examination. The public consultation ran from 25 February and 12 April 2013.
Earlier stages of consultation focussed on the content and strategy of the plan. The council has used comments received at these stages, to publish a plan we consider to be sound.
- Download the Submission City Plan (PDF 6mb)
We expect to begin work on Part 2 of the City Plan in 2014, after Part 1 of the plan is agreed. Part 2 will include more detailed proposals for the developments outlined in Part 1.
Submission City Plan Part 1 accompanying documents
Guidance notes were prepared to help with making representations:
The Submission City Plan Part 1 is accompanied by the following supporting documents:
- Annex 1 - Implementation and Monitoring Plan
- Annex 2 - Infrastructure and Delivery Plan
- Annex 3 - Housing Implementation Strategy
The aim of the City Plan is to deliver sustainable development of the city in accessible locations and to help create joined up and sustainable communities. The sustainability appraisal tested if the City Plan met the principles of sustainable development and has led to a series of amendments to City Plan policies.
- Annex 1 to the sustainability appraisal (PDF 261kb) contains a full review of the City Plan, policies and guidance.
- A non-technical summary of the sustainability appraisal (PDF 230kb) is also available
- Previous versions of the sustainability appraisals.
- More information about sustainability appraisals.
The aim of the Health & Equalities Impact Assessment (HEQIA) is to identify potential health and equalities outcomes of the City Plan, both adverse and beneficial. It also looks at the distribution of these potential outcomes among those community groups which are considered sensitive.
This work ultimately helps us address current adverse health and equality outcomes and avoid future ones. Recommendations from the HEQIA are addressed in amendments in the Submission City Plan Part 1.
This document outlines how we consulted on the draft City Plan. It also lists comments received from residents, amenity and interest groups, business organisations and other interested parties in the city with an officer response to the comments prior to the Full Council meeting, as set out in Appendix 5 (PDF 2.63MB).
This document contains proposed changes to the Adopted Policies Map (formerly known as the Proposals Map). When the City Plan Part 1 is adopted this updated map will be published. It will show sites identified in the City Plan Part 1 for significant redevelopment/regeneration and other various proposals.
The Brighton & Hove Local Plan was adopted in July 2005 and many of its policies were 'saved' (ie the life of the Local Plan policies were extended) by the Secretary of State in July 2008. Some of these saved policies will be replaced by City Plan Part 1 policies when it is adopted. These policies are identified in the above document.
The remaining Local Plan policies along with the City Plan Part 1 will form part of the Development Plan for Brighton & Hove. The retained Local Plan policies will continue to apply until replaced by the City Plan Part 2 which is due for adoption in 2016.
Technical background papers
The following technical background papers have been prepared to provide further information:
- Technical Background Paper - Housing Delivery (PDF 261KB) and Housing Delivery Paper Appendix 2 (PDF 6.30MB) to be inserted.
- Technical Background Paper - Duty to Cooperate (PDF 1.63MB) to explain how the council has cooperated on relevant cross-boundary planning matters with neighbouring local authorities and other organisations.
The background studies provide further supporting evidence for the City Plan Part 1 and other local development documents.
Where else can you view the documents?
Documents are also available for inspection together with representation forms and guidance from 25 February 2013 during normal opening hours at:
- Brighton Customer Service Centre (Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square)
- Hove Customer Service Centre (Hove Town Hall, Norton Road)
- Portslade Customer Service Centre (Victoria Road, Portslade)
- All Brighton & Hove libraries
Please also note the Submission City Plan (Part 1) contains the Planning Inspectorate’s recommended ‘model policy’ for all new development plans, namely, SS1: Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development and is based on standard wording. As this is a new policy it was not included in the draft version of the City Plan Part 1 consulted upon in May/June 2012. Representations are also invited on this policy.
Previous Stages of the City Plan
The Proposed Submission City Plan Part 1 was approved by Council on the 31 January 2013