Development Plans

Emerging Development Plans

Public consultation on the City Plan Part 2 is now proposed to start on Monday 7th September 2020 and will run until 23.59  Friday 30th October 2020. A formal statement - the Notice of Publication and Statement of Representations Procedure - will be published on the council website on the 7th September and will set out how to make comments and where to view the consultation documents.

Please note that there will be some changes to the way we normally make the City Plan Part 2 available as a result of the effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and we will set this out in the formal statement.

For the latest updates on a number of other planning policy documents and how the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have impacted on the progress of preparing them please read the Planning Policy Newsletter, May 2020 (PDF, 90.6KB)

City Plan Part Two

The draft City Plan Part Two (CPP2) was available for a 10 week period of consultation from 5 July to 13 September 2018. More information can be found on the City Plan Part Two webpage.

Adopted Development Plans

City Plan Part One (adopted March 2016)

 Annexes to the City Plan Part One

​​More information on the City Plan Part One.

Brighton & Hove Local Plan Adopted 2005

Adopted Policies Map (2020)

(Please note some layout and also factual errors relating to Heritage designations present in the Committee Document maps were corrected and agreed on 12 April 2016 under the delegated powers of the Acting Executive Director Environment, Development & Housing)

For ease of use the following is a 1:5,000 scale map of the Brighton central area:

Adopted policies from the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste & Minerals Local Plan are shown on this map:

South Downs Local Plan (South Downs National Park Authority)

The South Downs Local Plan was formally adopted by the South Downs National Park Authority on Tuesday 2 July 2019. The Local Plan Policies Map is available to view here.

East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Local Plan

The Waste and Minerals Local Plan (WMLP) is the name for the set of planning documents that together form the statutory plans for waste and minerals developments in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

Waste and Minerals Local Plan Review Consultation

The Authorities are reviewing some of the policies in the adopted Waste and Minerals Local Plan and are seeking representations from all stakeholders and members of the public on the contents of the Draft Revised Policies of the Waste and Minerals Local Plan over a period of twelve weeks from 11 May to 3 August 2020. Further details are available on the consultation portal.

Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan

The Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP) was formally adopted by Brighton & Hove City Council on 24 October 2019. It replaces the Shoreham Harbour Interim Planning Guidance, Western Harbour Arm Development Brief and South Portslade and Aldrington Basin Development Brief. The plan forms part of the development plan for Brighton & Hove alongside the City Plan Part 1 and Waste and Minerals Plans.

More information is available on the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration page.


Planning applications are considered against the policies set out in The National Planning Policy Framework, policies in the City Plan Part One (adopted in March 2016) and the remaining retained policies in the Brighton & Hove Adopted Local Plan (adopted 2005). Minerals and Waste matters are dealt with jointly by East Sussex County Council, South Downs National Park Authority and Brighton & Hove County Council.

A version of the Brighton and Hove Local Plan (as at March 2016) is available to view which contains those retained policies which were not replaced by policies in the City Plan Part One.

Work is currently underway on The City Plan Part Two. This part of the City Plan will contain the remaining development management policies and site allocations. When adopted this will replace the Brighton & Hove Local Plan in its entirety.

Other useful links

Staying in touch with the Policy, Heritage and Projects Team

If you would like the Policy, Projects and Heritage team at Brighton & Hove City Council to continue to occasionally contact you with news of their documents and consultations then please fill in your details here