Comments invited on Hove Station Area neighbourhood plans
There’s still time to comment on Hove Station area residents’ plans to set up a Neighbourhood Forum and a Neighbourhood Area.
The sites around Hove Station are set to see a lot of change and local people are grasping the opportunity to take control over how this should be done. The council’s planning team has been supporting residents through the process and the application for a Neighbourhood Forum is the first in Brighton & Hove.
View the applications at Hove Town Hall or online at: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/hovestation. Send comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Neighbourhood Planning, Room 407-410, Hove Town Hall, BN3 3BQ.
Closing date for representations is Monday, 17 February.
If approved, residents will have the power to draw up their own Neighbourhood Development Plan through their Neighbourhood Forum. The Plan would become a formal part of the planning system, and would be taken into account when the local planning authority is deciding planning applications for the area.
The proposed Neighbourhood Area is an extended area north and west of Hove Station and includes schools, Hove Park, Hove Recreation Ground and allotments, the Engineerium, Goldstone retail park, Sackville Trading Estate, the Conway Street bus depot, greyhound stadium, and smaller industrial and commercial areas centred on St Joesph’s Close and Amherst Crescent. It also includes the whole of the Poet’s Corner and the residential area further west to Bolsover Road.
In 2012 when over 70 residents came together to discuss proposals to redevelop the Conway Street area, the community around Hove Station also signed up to producing a Neighbourhood Plan. Hove Station Neighbourhoods Forum welcomes new members from people in the plan area. Contact them at email@example.com or visit http://www.hovestationforum.co.uk/