People across Brighton & Hove are being given the chance to have their say on plans to create the city’s first ‘Liveable Neighbourhood’.
A nine-week consultation on the Hanover & Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood Project begins today and runs until 11 September.
Information leaflets have been sent to the more than 6,500 addresses inside the project boundary, while postcards inviting people to access the plans online have been sent to over 10,000 addresses on edges of the project boundary.
We have also organised a series of public drop-in sessions where residents can see the design and ask council officers questions.
White Room, Phoenix Art Space, 10–14 Waterloo Place, BN2 9NB
- Tuesday 19 July 1pm-5pm
- Monday 15 August 12pm-4pm
- Tuesday 30 August 2pm-5pm
Hanover Community Centre 33 Southover Street, BN2 9UD
- Thursday 18 August 4pm-7pm
- Wednesday 24 August 4pm-7pm
- Saturday 27 August 11am-2pm
Those who cannot access online can contact us for a paper version of the consultation at email@example.com or by calling 01273 292480 and leaving us a message with your details and quoting the ‘Hanover and Tarner project’.
A Liveable Neighbourhood (also known as a Low Traffic Neighbourhood) can transform areas dominated by vehicles and open up streets for community use. They enable more people to travel actively and sustainably on foot, by bike and on public transport.
They also provide the opportunity to create new green spaces, and have been shown to increase physical activity, benefit local businesses through increased footfall and higher spend, reduce local crime, improve air quality, increase social interactions between neighbours and strengthen communities.
The Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood will introduce measures to cut rat running and support active and sustainable travel while maintaining access for residents and businesses.
Councillor Elaine Hills, member of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee said: “This is a project I’m very passionate about and believe will have huge benefits for the people of Hanover and Tarner.
“This isn’t just about tackling rat-running. The Liveable Neighbourhood Project is a chance to us to change how people live and travel in the area. We want to improve air quality and health for residents and make it easier and safer for people to travel actively and sustainably.
“We’ve already had a lot of useful feedback from people living and working within the project area and on the roads bordering the scheme.. This has helped inform the current plans and we’d now like to hear people’s thoughts on them.
“This is a chance for everyone to have their say and I would urge as many people as possible to take part in the consultation. Input from residents is key to making this a scheme that works for us all.
“I look forward to seeing the results and taking this project forward in 2023.”
The ‘creation of healthier low traffic/pedestrianised communities’ was one of the top recommendations from the city’s Climate Assembly in 2020. The council also declared a climate emergency in 2018 and is aiming to become a carbon neutral city by 2030.
Our Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee agreed to pilot a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) in Hanover following a deputation presented by Hanover Action (Group) in June 2020.
Following two engagement periods in October 2021 and March/April 2022, which included workshops, stalls and an online engagement tool, as well as traffic surveys and an accessibility audit of the area, we have developed a proposed design for the project.
Last month, members of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee agreed that this design should go out to public consultation before being brought back to committee, most likely in November 2022 or January 2023.