Development Plans

Emerging Development Plans

For the latest updates on a number of planning policy documents please read the Planning Policy March 2019 Newsletter (PDF, 274KB)

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 (Adopted March 2016)

(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:

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

East Sussex County Council, the South Downs National Park and Brighton & Hove City Council are undertaking a review of the Waste and Minerals Local Plan. A consultation on the scope of the review and a call for minerals sites ran until 20 November 2017. The Authorities are now analysing the responses received. More information can be found on the consultation portal.

Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan

The Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP) will be a key planning document and will form part of the Development Plan for both Brighton & Hove and Adur. On 31 May 2018 the plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for public examination in summer 2018 by an independent inspector. Examination hearings have now taken place and consultation on modifications to the plan took place from 21 January to 4 March. Formal adoption of the JAAP will be considered at Full Council on 24 October 2019.

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

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