SCAPE project - central Hove and Patcham

Proposals to improve Carden Avenue and Norton Road

Earlier this year the council invited landscape design specialists to submit proposals for Carden Avenue in Patcham and Norton Road in Hove.

The council asked for designs that could help reduce the risk of flooding, while providing wider benefits to improve the local environment. 

Proposals are being appraised by an evaluation panel made up of representatives from the local community and the council.

In early May residents were invited to view and provide feedback on these proposals.

The feedback was reported to the evaluation panel that met in mid-May to decide if the proposals should be developed further.

The final result of the tender will be published on this website in late May early June 2018.

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 planningprojects@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call 01273 292352.

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