21 November 2014

Have your say on how the council consults on planning

Brighton & Hove City Council is keen to hear the views of people across the city on the process it follows for planning consultations.

From today, Thursday, 20 November, there will be an opportunity to comment on the draft ‘Statement of Community Involvement.’ Take part online at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sci or see printed copies at the council’s customer service centres and libraries.

The draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how the council will seek public views on the preparation of local plans (such as the City Plan) and planning policy documents. It also looks at the process for making sure residents have their say on individual planning applications. The revised document updates the SCI adopted in 2006.

Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, chair of the city’s planning committee, said:

“Planning affects all communities in the city, whether they are involved in submitting planning applications or being invited to give views on new schemes. Planning can also be emotive so it is only right that we are asking you how we involve you more in the planning process.

"It is so important that we make sure people have opportunities to have their say, so they can shape the future development of our city. It is equally important that the council plays its part and listens to our communities and properly considers their views.”

Closing date for comments is 16 January 2015.

Comments can submitted by

  • through the council online consultation portal at:
  • www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/portal  or
  • in writing to: SCI Consultation, Local Development Team, Room 201, Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 2LS