6 August 2018

Hangleton residents bid for neighbourhood planning powers

Comments are invited on a proposal to create a neighbourhood forum and neighbourhood area for the Hangleton & Knoll area of the city.

The proposed neighbourhood area covers the whole of Hangleton & Knoll ward except for a part which lies within the South Downs National Park.

Hangleton & Knoll Community Action has submitted applications to the council and the public can view the proposals here or at Hove Town Hall.

You can send comments by email to neighbourhoodplanning@brighton-hove.gov.uk or by post to Neighbourhood Planning, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, BN3 3BQ.

Neighbourhood planning is a way for local people to take a lead in planning for the future of their area. It can be led by a parish council or by a neighbourhood forum set up for the purpose. Neighbourhood forums are open to anyone who lives or works in the area they cover.

Once designated, neighbourhood forums can prepare a neighbourhood plan, setting out local planning policies for their area. Neighbourhood plans must take account of the City Plan, but once approved neighbourhood plan policies will be used to help decide the outcome of planning applications in the area.

If agreed, it will be the fourth neighbourhood forum approved in the city, following previous successful applications from the Hove Station area, Hove Park and Brighton Marina. Rottingdean Parish Council has also gained approval as a neighbourhood planning body.

The closing date for representations is Monday 17 September.

Background

‘Neighbourhood Planning’ was introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and enables parish councils or resident-led forums to draw up a plan for their neighbourhood. Once a Neighbourhood Plan is approved it will be used to help decide the outcome of planning applications in the area. The Neighbourhood Plan will sit alongside the adopted City Plan Part One and emerging City Plan Part 2.

Consultation is currently open on the City Plan Part 2.