Planning for real to shape proposals in Moulsecoomb & Bevendean

More than 50 residents came along to our first 'planning for real' session on Wednesday 22 January to discuss proposals for a new neighbourhood hub and the redevelopment of a number of sites using a 3D model of the area.

There are two more chances to see the model and help shape the proposals.

  • Planning for real community event
    12 noon – 7pm Friday 24 January at the Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF
  • Coffee morning & afternoon drop-in
    9.30am – 12 noon & 2pm – 6pm Wednesday 29 January at the Foodbank & Advice Centre, Holy Nativity Community Hall, Norwich Drive, Bevendean, BN2 4LA

We're also holding a session for young people aged 11-18 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Thursday 30 January at the 67 Centre, Hodshrove Lane, Brighton, BN2 4RW.

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.

What’s being proposed…

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 running 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.

Next stages

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 in the spring. 

If approved, a planning application for the neighbourhood hub is likely to be submitted later in the year.

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