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City Plan (previously the Core Strategy)
What is the City Plan?
The City Plan will be the council's key planning document and will provide the overall strategic vision for the future of Brighton & Hove to 2030. It will set out how the council will respond to local priorities, meet the challenges of the future and identify the broad locations, scale and types of development needed together with the supporting infrastructure.
The draft plan:
- Identifies broad locations for development and allocates strategic sites and employment sites.
- Sets out the council’s strategic approach to housing, the economy, shopping and transport.
- Sets a local housing target for the city to 2030 of 11,300 new homes
- Sets clear policies that will guide planning decisions on planning applications on issues such as affordable housing provision, the protection of open space and ensuring new development is built to high standards of design and sustainability.
- Sets out the infrastructure requirements for the city up to 2030 and indicates how these will be provided.
- Indicates how the plan will be implemented and shows how progress will be monitored.
You can view the quick reference guide to the City Plan Part 1 [PDF 542kb].
Current stage of the City Plan
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 Submission City Plan and its supporting and background documents were published on Monday 25th February 2013 for a 7 week period of consultation.
Further details are set out on the Submission City Plan page
Consultation ended on the Submission City Plan Part 1on the 12th April 2013. The council received 85 duly made representations. The council is in the process of collating these representations and will be submitting these with the Submitted 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.
Anticipated Date Publication consultation on the soundness of the City Plan Part 1
late February - April 2013 Submission
June 2013 Examination
September 2013 Inspector's Report
December 2013 Adoption
Previous consultation stages of the City Plan Part 1
The eight week public consultation on the Draft City Plan Part One [PDF 3.38mb] ended on the 20 July 2012. Comments on the Draft City Plan part 1 will inform the final version of the City Plan which will be taken to Full Council at the end of this year for approval (see ‘The Next Steps’ for further details).The Draft City Plan Part One is accompanied by Annexes (attachments) [PDF 559kb], these include:
- Annexe 1 - Implementation and Monitoring Plan
- Annexe 2 - Infrastructure and Delivery Plan
- Annexe 3 - Housing Implementation Strategy
The City Plan is also accompanied by the following documents:
Sustainability Appraisal [PDF 1.84mb]
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 tests the extent to which the City Plan meets identified sustainable development principles. This is a separate independent document produced alongside the City Plan. It critically examines its objectives and options and tests them against the principles of sustainable development. As a result, the sustainability appraisal has led to a series of amendments to the City Plan policies. The Sustainability Appraisal is accompanied by the following maps:
- Map 1 of 5 [PDF 1.98mb]
- Map 2 of 5 [PDF 2.84mb]
- Map 3 of 5 [PDF 2.27mb]
- Map 4 of 5 [PDF 2.27mb]
- Map 5 of 5 [PDF 2.15mb]
There is also a non technical summary of the Sustainability Appraisal [PDF 658kb] available. More information about sustainability appraisals can be found on the sustainability appraisal page.
Statement of Consultation [PDF 2.64mb]
This sets out the consultation undertaken on the four Policy Options Papers and the officer responses and recommendations to these representations received.
Supporting Evidence Document [PDF 385kb]
This lists and provides a brief summary of key background studies, strategies and plans that have informed the formulation of policies within the City Plan.
Schedule of Changes to the Proposals Map [PDF 199kb]
This contains proposed changes to the Adopted Proposals Map which will be made when the City Plan Part One is adopted. It reflects the strategic allocations, employment sites as well as any new or amended designations detailed in the Draft City Plan Part One and is accompanied by the following maps:
- Map 1 to 2 [PDF 2.40mb]
- Map 3 to 4 [PDF 1.65mb]
- Map 5 to 6 [PDF 2.20mb]
- Map 7 to 8 [PDF 2.14mb]
- Map 9 to 10 [PDF 3.15mb]
- Map 11 to 12 [PDF 1.66mb]
- Map 13 to 14 [PDF 1.97mb]
City Plan Policy Options consultation
Consultation on four Policy Options Papers ran from 17 October to 2 December 2011.
The four Policy Options Papers considered the key issues that the City Plan will need to tackle in these policy areas set alongside relevant evidence and the changing national planning policy context. The papers set out a number of options considered available to address the issues along with the main advantages and disadvantages of each option. These options were subject to a Sustainability Appraisal (SA), a separate independent document, which critically examined the issues and options and tested them against the principles of sustainable development. This informed the council’s preferred options set out in the papers.
- City Planning Document Summary Leaflet [PDF 637kb]
- City Plan Frequently Asked Questions [PDF 784kb]
- Housing Delivery Option Paper [PDF 653kb]
- Employment Option Paper [PDF 1.7mb]
- Park and Ride Option Paper [PDF 630kb]
- Student Housing Option Paper [PDF 726kb]*
- Final Sustainability Appraisal Report Sep 2011 [PDF 453kb]
- Final SA Non Technical Summary [PDF 453kb]
*Please note that paragraph 2.1 of the Student Housing Paper should read “Both Sussex University and the University of Brighton, and their students, make an important contribution to the economy of the city estimated at close to £1.1bn annually.”
Supporting evidence for the City Plan and further Local Development Documents can be found here.