Regulation 16 Consultation

Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Hove Station Neighbourhood Area and includes planning policies which will be used to help determine planning applications locally. The Neighbourhood Forum undertook Regulation 14 public consultation on the draft Plan in 2019.

In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents will go out to consultation from 9am on Thursday 20 May 2021 for 8 weeks until 11:59pm on Thursday 15 July 2021.

We invite representations on the draft submission plan and supporting documents. Where possible, please provide any comments using the Consultation Portal.

Go to the consultation portal.

A Word version of the response form is available on request. If you'd like a Word version of the form, send an email to

Copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available to view Consultation Portal. 

Documents cannot be made available at deposit locations due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. If you can't access any of the consultation documents or submit comments through the Consultation Portal please send an email to

How we process your information

Brighton & Hove City Council will process the information you provide in a manner that is compatible with the General Protection Regulations (GDPR), 2018. Please be aware that all representations received by the authority will be made publicly available (in due course). Get a copy of the council’s Neighbourhood Planning Privacy Statement.

Regulation 16 Consultation documents 

Please use these links to view the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents on the Consultation Portal:

Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum Renewal Application Approval September 2019

The Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum redesignation was approved on 18 September 2019.  

The forum applied to the council to formally renew its designation in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 the Localism Act 2011 and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

The neighbourhood area boundary remains identical to the original boundary that was designated in 2014. Renewal enables the Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum to continue to prepare the Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

Consultation on the renewal of the Hove Station Forum Designation took place for a period of 6 weeks starting on 4 July 2019 and closing on 15 August 2019.

Consultation documentation

Regulation 14 Consultation (23 March until 11 May 2019)

Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum undertook their Regulation 14 Pre-submission Consultation on their draft neighbourhood plan 23 March 2019 to 11 May 2019.

The Draft Plan is available to view:

Background to Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum and Area

Hove Station neighbourhood forum submitted applications in December 2013 for the designation of a neighbourhood area and to have their forum formally designated. These were open to public consultation from 6 January to 17 February 2014. Both applications were considered at Economic Development & Culture Committee on 18 September 2014. The area sought was refused, however, a smaller area was designated as the Hove Station Neighbourhood Area. To view the neighbourhood area decision and designation document please click on the following respectively:

The Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum designation was therefore subject to the submission of amendments to accord with the smaller area.  Following the submission of the necessary details the Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum was designated on 23 December 2014.  In accordance with the Regulations, the following information is provided along with a link to a copy of the decision note:

Name of neighbourhood forum Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum
Written Constitution (as amended to accord with designated area) Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum Written Constitution (259KB PDF)
Name of neighbourhood area Hove Station Neighbourhood Area (1.14MB PDF)
Contact Details for Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum

Mike Gibson 
Tel: 07552690361

Forum Designation Decision Note Designation of Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum  Decision Note (55KB PDF)

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Brighton & Hove City Council has carried out a screening exercise to determine whether the Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan will require a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The screening exercise indicates that an SEA will be required covering a number of issues. This has been confirmed following consultation with the statutory environmental bodies, as required by the Strategic Environmental Assessment Regulations (Environmental Assessment of Plan and Programmes Regulations 2004). 

Final SEA Screening Report for Hove Station Neighbourhood Area (PDF 3.5MB)


Hove Station Area and Forum Application Documents 2014

These documents were submitted with the application for the area (please click on the title to view the document):

These documents were submitted with the application for the forum (please click on the title to view the document):

Once a forum is approved, no other organisation can be designated to draw up a neighbourhood plan for the area (unless the designation expires or is withdrawn).