We’re holding three extra ‘Planning for Real’ drop-in sessions on Thursday 13 February to talk to residents about proposals to build a new neighbourhood hub and redevelop a number of underused sites in Moulsecoomb.
The three drop-ins are taking place at:
- 12 noon to 2pm at St George’s Hall, 140 Newick Road, Brighton, BN1 9JG
- 3pm to 4pm at Moulsecoomb Primary School Dining Hall, The Highway, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4PA
- 5pm to 7pm at Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre entrance, Moulsecoomb Way, Brighton, BN2 4PB
Please come along to see our 3D map of the neighbourhood and discuss the proposals. Everyone welcome!
We’ve talked to around 200 residents at the 'planning for real' sessions held so far, and they have given us valuable feedback on the proposals.
What’s being proposed…
The aim is to create a new community building to improve the services and facilities available for residents of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean.
Services and facilities that could be located in the hub include a GP Surgery, Moulsecoomb Library, adult learning and a community café.
Proposals would also include new centre for youth services – either within the hub or in a separate building on the wider site.
Bringing services together into a new purpose-built centre also frees up a number of sites to build up to 250 much-needed new homes.
The proposals are to develop a neighbourhood hub building on land next to the Moulsecoomb Sports Centre, and redevelop the sites currently used by the Moulsecoomb north and south hubs and the 67 Centre.
The homes would be delivered through the New Homes for Neighbourhoods scheme building new council-rented homes across the city. We’re aiming to build as many new council homes as we can.
We’ve been discussing the proposals with local residents and community groups over the past year, and are holding the ‘planning for real’ sessions to give residents a hands-on way to have their say in what needs to be done to improve their neighbourhood.
There are a number of stages to go through to progress the plans but, if approved, the development is expected to take around four years.
Plans for the neighbourhood hub will be developed following feedback from the planning for real sessions.
A business case will go to the council’s Policy & Resources for approval later in the spring.
If approved, a planning application for the neighbourhood hub is likely to be submitted later in the year.