SCAPE project - central Hove and Patcham

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Proposals to improve Carden Avenue and Norton Road - October 2018 update

Earlier this year Brighton & Hove City Council invited landscape and water management designers to submit proposals to improve the environments of Carden Avenue and Norton Road, with the aim of helping divert surface water run-off away from vulnerable properties in these areas.

In the spring, selection panels (formed of representatives from the council, external experts and the local community) selected proposals submitted by Robert Bray Associates for both Carden Avenue and Norton Road. Feedback from the public informed the decision of the selection panels.

Robert Bray Associates has been working with the council and the local communities to further develop and refine their proposals.

On 15 September 2018, Robert Bray Associates presented their revised proposals to local communities.

Brighton & Hove City Council would like to thank Robert Bray Associates for submitting their proposals for the competition, along with everyone that provided feedback on the public exhibition and also to those that participated in the selection panels.

Shaping Climate Change Adaptive Places (SCAPE)

Between 2017 and 2020 we are working with local communities, urban professionals and our INTERREG 2 Seas SCAPE partners on the Shaping Climate Change Adaptive Places (SCAPE).

The SCAPE project aims to develop 'Landscape-led Design' solutions for water management that make coastal landscapes in the 2 Seas area better adapted and more resilient to climate change. 

SCAPE will work with the key stakeholders to:

  • increase the cost effectiveness of water management techniques
  • deliver pilots to test innovative tools and solutions that reduce surface flooding
  • provide wider community benefits

The project will bring together water managers, planners and architects from across the partnership to jointly develop an approach that uses aspects of the local landscape to reduce flooding in rural, urban and fringe coastal areas.

SCAPE is partly financed through the Interreg 2 Seas Programme. This is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme and therefore an integral part of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy. It is led by the City of Ostend (Belgium) and promotes cross-border cooperation between the coastal regions of four member states: France, England, Belgium/Flanders and the Netherlands.

If you have any questions, please email or call 01273 292352.