A vision for Valley Gardens

The Valley Gardens project area runs between St Peter's Church (St Peter's Place) to just south of Church Street.

The project focuses on improving the green spaces and the surrounding roads and footpaths (3.2MB).

The majority of the funding for this project comes from external sources.

To see the area included in the project download the Valley Gardens map (PDF 1.9MB)

Our vision for Valley Gardens

Our vision is for Valley Gardens to become a key area of Brighton & Hove that adds to the city’s appeal. 

The scheme will provide a more attractive and enjoyable public space for all to enjoy.

The scheme's focus on travel and transport will:

  • assist in improving road safety, air quality, and flood risk management
  • improve access to public transport services and ease of movement throughout the area
  • provide safer walking and cycling links throughout the area
  • provide up-to-date traffic signals equipment and renew existing, poor condition, highway infrastructure

What's happening now

In November 2017 the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee approved the detailed highway and greenspace design and supported the outlined Traffic Regulation Order principles and approach.

The committee also granted approval to proceed with landswap: the exchange of highway and greenspace land to support the project.

Valley Gardens - Phases

Phases 1 and 2 - We are currently in the procurement phase for the main construction contractor.

Phase 3 - Survey work for Valley Gardens (Old Steine to Palace Pier roundabout) has now commenced. Please click here To Have Your Say and complete the Survey.

Timeline of the project

2006 Scheme was initially identified in the local transport plan 2.
2013 The concept design was developed and approved at committee.
2014 The business case was approved at committee.
2015 £8 million grant was awarded from the Coast to Capital local economic partnership. Committee approved the commencement of the design work.
2016 Committee approved the developed highway design.
2017 Planning permission was granted for the greenspace design
2018 Phases 1/2 - Landswap consultation finalised. Phase 3 - Preliminary design commences April 2018 (Old Steine to Palace Pier roundabout).

Funding for the project

The approved project budget is £10.126 million The majority of this fuding is from external funds. £8 million has been secured from the Local Growth Fund.

Find out more

Valley Gardens is a conservation area. Get details from our planning service about the Valley Gardens conservation area.

To contact us about the Valley Gardens project, please email transport.projects@brighton-hove.gov.uk.