Old Steine to Palace Pier consultation

Valley Gardens phase 3

We are committed to improving the Valley Gardens area by improving transport and travel, improving air quality, and creating new public spaces. Construction of the first two phases, from St Peter’s Church to Edward Street, is underway. 

We are now developing a design option for the third phase, covering the area around the Old Steine down to the Palace Pier roundabout. We’ve used feedback from the consultation in the summer to inform a redesign of the area and would like your views on the proposals.

Drop in exhibitions

Hove Town Hall (customer service centre)

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Officers will be available at Hove Town Hall (customer service centre) to answer your questions on:

  • Tuesday 23 October from 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday 25 October from 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday 27 October from 10am to 1pm

Jubilee Library

  • Saturday 3 November from 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday 8 November from 10am to 7pm
  • Tuesday 13 November from 10am to 7pm

About phase 3 of the Valley Gardens project

Why do we need to make improvements to the Old Steine to Palace Pier area? 

  • There have been 154 collisions there in five years, 30 of these resulted in serious injury
  • It is often difficult for pedestrians to cross roads and many walking routes are indirect due to guard railings and the position of crossings
  • There is no cycle route to and from the seafront and conditions for cycling are particularly dangerous with cyclists disproportionately likely to be involved in a collision
  • The existing layout can also be confusing for car, van drivers and motorcyclists
  • The quality of the environment doesn’t reflect its status as a key visitor destination and arrival point in the city

What do we want to achieve?

  • Improve the overall travel experience for people walking or cycling
  • Enhance the overall experience for motorists and public transport users
  • Enhance the environment surrounding the city’s major heritage sites; such as the Royal Pavilion
  • Improve road safety in the area