Residents voted in favour of the Hove Station and Rottingdean Parish Neighbourhood Plans being adopted by the council in separate referenda for each area on Friday 9 February 2024.
Following the public votes, the plans will now be formally ‘made’ at the next Full Council meeting and will then become part of the city’s planning policies in their respective areas, alongside the City Plan.
Councillor Alan Robins, Chair of the Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Economic Development Committee said: “Neighbourhood plans sit alongside other local planning policies to guide development and to help decide the outcome of planning applications in the area.
“We would like to thank both the Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum and Rottingdean Parish Council who have developed these plans in consultation with their local communities. And, of course, the residents in each area whose votes will help shape the future of their community.
“These are the first neighbourhood plans to compete the process and become part of our planning policy. Consultation is currently underway on the Brighton Marina Neighbourhood Plan and we hope other areas of the city will soon follow suit and bring forward their own plans.”
Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan result
In the Hove Station area 93% of the votes were in favour of the plan which has been prepared by the Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum.
The turnout was 15.13%.
Rottingdean Parish Neighbourhood Plan result
In Rottingdean 89% of the votes were in favour of the plan, which has been prepared by Rottingdean Parish Council. The Rottingdean Neighbourhood Area includes parts of the South Downs National Park and therefore the National Park Authority will also be required to formally ‘make’ the Neighbourhood Plan.
The turnout was 20.94%.
Read more on the Neighbourhood Plan Referendums web page.