What's happening with closed consultations

Find information and updates here about consultations that have been closed since January 2018.

Consultations are listed in date order, with the most recently closed at the top.

Business Rate Relief – Community Voluntary Sector

  • Date closed: Midday Thursday 21 June 2018
  • Number of responses: 14

This consultation was about our discretionary powers to reduce the Business Rates burden for community organisations, charities and other voluntary organisations that add social value.

More information about what happens next will be available on this page shortly.

Revaluation Rate Relief 2018 - 2021

  • Date closed: Midday Thursday 21 June 2018
  • Number of responses: 4 

The purpose of this consultation was to check that the criteria we adopted in 2017 for Revaluation Rate Relief are still suitable for the remaining years of the scheme, and also to adjust last year’s criteria in order to allocate further relief against the 2017-18 year.

More information about what happens next will be available on this page shortly.

Community Infrastructure Levy – Publication of a Draft Charging Schedule and relevant evidence

  • Date closed: Wednesday 13 June 2018
  • Number of responses: 10

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities to raise funds from new development to provide citywide infrastructure to support that development.

More information on what happens next will follow shortly.

Brighton & Hove Cultural Framework - Daring to be Different

  • Date closed: Wednesday 6 June 2018
  • Number of responses: 35

The Draft Brighton & Hove Cultural Framework is a shared plan of action, co-created in a collaborative process involving hundreds of local people. The framework seeks to address the things that hold Brighton back – whether that is addressing inclusion, creating more opportunities for young people to get into creative employment, helping improve health and wellbeing or ensuring that creativity is properly positioned as the driver of growth and inward investment.

The framework is wide ranging, with five themes including ‘The Creative Coast’ – an ambitious strategy and prospectus for public and private investment, engaging partners in and around Brighton, in maximising the economic potential that the city has to grow the economy in the South East through supercharging its creative and cultural organisations and businesses.

Comments received will be taken into consideration when completing the final Cultural Framework document. The final document will then be taken to the Tourism Development & Culture Committee on 21st June 2018.

Transport Policy Statement for Students aged 16–18 in Further Education, Continuing Students aged 19 and over and 19-24 Year Old Students with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities 

  • Date closed: 31 May 2018
  • Number of responses: 6

Local authorities have a duty to prepare and publish an annual transport policy statement specifying the arrangements for the provision of transport or otherwise that the authority considers it necessary to make to facilitate the attendance of all persons of sixth form age upwards receiving education or training.

This was a consultation on the proposed statement for Brighton & Hove City Council for 2018/19. Following consideration of the responses no changes were made to the policy.  The final policy will be published shortly on the council's Help with travel and living costs for FE students webpage.

Queens Park Conservation Character Statement

  • Date closed: 21 May 2018
  • Number of responses: 19

The Queen's Park Character Statement provides an objective assessment of the character and appearance of the Queens Park conservation area. This will inform and guide future management and development proposals in the area.

The results will help to inform amendments to the draft document and will be reported to the Tourism, Development and Culture committee on 27 September 2018 when approval is sought for the final Character Statement. The consultation findings and draft Character Statement will be available when committee paper are released nearer the committee date.

Brighton & Hove Rights of Way Improvement Plan

  • Date closed: 18 May 2018
  • Number of responses: Over 130

The countryside access affects a wide range of people including local residents and visitors to the area. The Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) sets out how the authority intends to improve provision for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and those with mobility issues.

The council was keen to hear the views of anyone who has an interest in countryside access to help prioritise areas for improvement.

Responses to the consultation will be considered for inclusion in the final ROWIP document which will go to the council's Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee for final approval. The agreed ROWIP will be published on the Rights of Way pages on the council's website.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue - How it measures its response to emergencies

  • Date closed: 6 March 2018

East Sussex Fire Authority was seeking views on how it measures its response to emergencies.

To find out more about the results to the consultation visit the East Sussex Fire & Rescue website

Selsfield Drive Housing Scheme proposals

  • Date closed: 2 March 2018
  • Number of responses: 7

Residents and/ or businesses in the vicinity of the former Housing Office site, Selsfield Drive, were invited to comment on the latest Selsfield Drive Housing Scheme proposals. A public exhibition was held at Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre on Friday 23 February which was attended by council officers and the Construction Manager for Morgan Sindall, the council’s construction partner. The exhibition material was also made available on the council’s Consultation Portal and Moulsecoomb Library for the week following the public exhibition.

The results of this consultation will be used to inform the preparation of a planning application which is scheduled to be submitted at the end of March 2018.

A summary of the comments and the amendments made to the scheme design will be highlighted in a brief report and posted on the New Homes for Neighbourhoods website

The report will also form part of the Design and Access Statement which will accompany the planning application.

Adult Library Survey

  • Date closed: 23/02/18
  • Number of responses: 2,728

Library users and people from special interest groups were asked their opinions of library services, in order to enable us to obtain feedback on the implementation of the modernisation proposals, as outlined in the Library Plan 2016-2020.

The results will be reviewed by the Library Management Team, and any actions resulting from the survey will be implemented over the coming months.

The results of the survey will be available on the libraries web pages

Child Library Survey

  • Date closed: 23/02/18
  • Number of responses: 109

Library users and people from special interest groups were asked their opinions of library services, in order to enable us to obtain feedback on the implementation of the modernisation proposals, as outlined in the Library Plan 2016-2020. The results will be reviewed by the Library Management Team, and any actions resulting from the survey will be implemented over the coming months.

The results of the survey will be available on the libraries web pages

Stanmer Woodland Management Plan

  • Date closed: 12 February 2018
  • Number of responses: 91

Interested parties were invited to comment on the Stanmer Woodland Management Plan, which will enable us look after the woodland in a planned way so that trees, plants and wildlife have the best environment in which to thrive.

The council’s Parks Projects team will work with Julian Miller Land Management to incorporate comments into the draft plan.

A summary of those comments and the amendments made will be highlighted in a brief report and posted on the Stanmer Park web page

A summary consultation report will be available on 20 February and revised draft plan on 5 March. The plan will be submitted to the Forestry Commission for approval in March 2018.

Wedding ceremonies

  • Date closed: 2 February 2018
  • Number of responses: 65

Major refurbishment work is planned for Brighton Town Hall in 2019. This means Brighton & Hove Register Office may need to relocate to alternative premises. People planning their wedding or ceremony shared their views on what is important to them when planning their big day. 

The results will be considered by the Registration Service management team on Thursday 1 March and will be published on the Births, Deaths, and Marriages web pages on 31 March 2018.

Extended autumn school half term consultation

  • Date closed: 31 January 2018
  • Number of responses: Over 4,500

Over the coming month the responses will be checked and analysed. The committee report is due to be made available to the public on 23 February 2018.

A report of the findings from the consultation will go to the children, young people & skills committee for consideration on Monday 5 March 2018.  

Find the report on the committee meeting page

Following discussions of the finding from the extended autumn half term consultation at the Children, Young People and Skills committee. It was recommend that the Executive Director Families, Children and Learning sets term dates for community, voluntary controlled, community special schools and maintained nurseries in Brighton and Hove for the academic year 2019/20 which include only one week as a half term break in October.

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