Consultation on Further Proposed Changes to the City Plan

From Carly Dockerill, Principal Planning Officer

The council is proposing a number of further changes or ‘Further Proposed Modifications’ to the submitted City Plan Part One in response to the Inspector’s further Matters and Issues published in April 2015 as part of her examination of the Plan.  The Inspector has asked the City Council to undertake public consultation on these further proposed changes.

 The further proposed modifications are primarily focused on ensuring the following policies are consistent with recent changes in national policy:

  • DA7 Toads Hole Valley
  • SA6 Sustainable Neighbourhoods
  • CP8 Sustainable Buildings
  • CP3 Employment Land
  • CP9 Sustainable Transport
  • CP12 Urban Design
  • CP19 Housing Mix
  • CP20 Affordable Housing

 The Inspector also asked the council to re-assess its objectively assessed housing need in light of the government releasing 2012-based Household Projections in February 2015.

Further changes to the City Plan have been proposed to reflect the increased objectively assessed housing need including CP1 Housing Delivery

 The schedule of further proposed modifications include changes resulting from general updates, corrections and in response to consultation at the proposed modification stage (November 2014). These are listed in the guidance note. The schedule, supporting documents and evidence base (published with the further proposed modifications) can be viewed electronically on the council’s website;

 Hard copies of the documents are held for viewing in the following locations during normal opening hours:

 How to Comment

Public consultation starts Monday 29 June until 5.00pm Monday 10 August 2015.  Comments should be made no later than 5.00pm on Monday 10 August 2015.

 All comments made must be submitted in writing. This can be done by using one of the following methods:

Online: via the Council Consultation Portal:

or by using the MS Word Consultation Form and sending this back to us via

 Email: or

Post:      Planning Policy Team, Brighton & Hove City Council, Room 201 King’s House, Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 2LS

A guidance note on the further proposed modifications and on making representations is available to assist you.

The representations will be considered by the planning inspector conducting the Examination and will be published on the council’s website. Please note that representations at this stage can only be made on the Further Proposed Modifications and not on the other parts of the Submission City Plan Part One.

f you have any questions or problems downloading the documents please do contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,                                                           

 Planning Policy Team

Carly Dockerill, Principal Planning Officer

Planning Policy Team, Planning & Building Control

Brighton & Hove City Council
Room 201 Kings House, 
Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 2LS

T: 01273 292382


Please note that I work Tues, Weds (all day) & Thurs (am)