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Tell us about the places in your neighbourhood

From Paula Goncalves – 

The council is developing new guidance – the Urban Design Framework – to help shape buildings and spaces around the city. The aim is to make them easier to use and more attractive to people.

As the city grows we will be presented with proposals to develop and build new buildings and places. This provides the opportunity to improve existing areas as well as making sure we get usable, flexible and high quality new buildings and attractive public spaces.

To help us achieve this aim, the council wants to learn about your experience of the city to help create more welcoming buildings and public spaces through design.

Everyone in Brighton & Hove is invited to take part in a survey to share their views about the places they use and how they think these places could be improved.

All over the city there are close-to-home places that people have access to and enjoy spending time in. These can include parks, streets, squares, common areas of schools (eg playgrounds and playing fields), transport facilities and shopping areas.

Please fill in the survey at The survey is open until 13 September 2018.

The information you provide will help shape the Urban Design Framework which the council, developers and landowners will use to make sure buildings and spaces fit the needs and aspirations of everyone who lives, works, studies in and visits the city.

Paula Goncalves
Planning Policy, Projects & Heritage Team
Brighton & Hove City Council



Reported Crime Statistics May 2018

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for April 2018, the latest figures available.

Click on the map for detailed information:

Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

April 2018 May 2018
All crime 79 63
Anti-social behaviour 23 17
Bicycle theft 1 6
Burglary 6 5
Criminal damage and arson 11 4
Drugs 5 3
Other crime 0 1
Other theft 3 4
Possession of weapons 1 1
Public order 7 1
Robbery 3 0
Shoplifting 1 0
Theft from the person 0 0
Vehicle crime 8 10
Violence and sexual offences 10 11

Please visit for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

Consultation on the Draft City Plan Part Two

Consultation on the Draft City Plan Part Two. 5th July – 13th September 2018.

What is the Draft City Plan Part Two?

City Plan Part 2 will support the implementation and delivery of the adopted City Plan Part 1 and builds on previous consultation and stakeholder engagement on City Plan Part Two undertaken in 2016.

The Plan includes:

Site allocations for new housing, student housing and employment sites.
Tougher controls on houses of multiple occupation (HMOs).
Policies for minimum internal space standards, usable outdoor space, self-build housing, homes for older people and wheelchair-friendly properties.
A new policy to help protect public houses as community benefit.
Recognition of important shopping parades in neighbourhoods.
Policies for the protection of town centres, business space, and leisure development.
A policy for encouraging new and safeguarding community facilities.
Transport, design, heritage, and environmental themed policies.

Your comments at this stage are important in helping to inform the final version of the City Plan Part Two.

How do I submit my comments?

In order for us to handle your comments efficiently we recommend that you make your comments using the council’s online consultation portal

Responses can also be submitted using our MS Word representation forms:

By email to
By post to Draft CPP2 Policy Projects & Heritage Team, Brighton & Hove City Council, First Floor Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Grand Avenue, Hove BN3 3BQ
All comments must be received by the Council no later than 5pm on Thursday 13 September 2018. Please kindly note that we cannot accept responses received after this time/date.

Where can I view the Draft City Plan Part Two and its supporting documents?

Electronically via:

Hardcopies of Draft City Plan Part Two and its supporting documents can also be viewed during normal opening hours at: –

Brighton Customer Service Centre, Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square Brighton BN1 1JE
Hove Customer Service Centre, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road BN3 3BQ;
Jubilee Library, BN1 1GE
Hove Library, BN3 2EG
Portslade Library, BN41 1XR.

The Draft City Plan Part 2 and a small selection of its supporting documents will also be available to be viewed at all other city libraries.

Petition about car parking In Zone J South of the railway line

From London Road Area Local Action Team – Could this affect our area?

“Since it first started between Ditchling Rise and Viaduct Road, Zone J has increased in area hugely and now people from far away can park their cars in local streets in order to visit the cinema, or pub, or leave their car for long periods while they fly away on holiday. This prevents locals from parking in their own streets overnight. This was not the original deal.

There is a petition to complain about this – if you agree please sign here before noon on 26th June 2018 when the complaint with be brought to the Council Environment Committee.

The petition says:

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to make it so that residents in Zone J south of the railway line are once again able to park our cars near our homes at night. e.g. by dividing the zone at the boundary of the railway line.

We are concerned about the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) zone J south of the railway line (i.e. between Viaduct Road and Ditchling Rise). The original advantage of the CPZ was that the residents could park during the day, and overnight within reasonable walking distance of their homes. When the CPZ was introduced there was a massive benefit.
Zone J is now huge. Since the extension of zone J north of the railway line we have found that if we go out in the car, particularly in the evening, we again find ourselves unable to park within the area when we return. We believe that movement within zone J is a significant factor in this.
When we voted for this CPZ we thought it was just for us residents, we were never told that other people from other neighbourhoods were also going to be able to park here in future, and we have never been consulted on this matter.
Please can the Council take steps either to divide zone up into smaller areas along the railway line, or use some other method to bring back the benefit that we voted for.

Started by: Philip Wells (London Road LAT)”

Reported Crime Statistics April 2018

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for April 2018, the latest figures available.

Click on the map for detailed information:

Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

March 2018 April 2018
All crime 69 79
Anti-social behaviour 17 23
Bicycle theft 7 1
Burglary 1 6
Criminal damage and arson 5 11
Drugs 4 5
Other crime 0 0
Other theft 3 3
Possession of weapons 1 1
Public order 5 7
Robbery 1 3
Shoplifting 1 1
Theft from the person 0 0
Vehicle crime 9 8
Violence and sexual offences 15 10

Please visit for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

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Brighton and Hove bids to be Channel 4’s new home

From Brighton and Hove News

Channel 4 is being urged to relocate to Brighton and Hove as it looks for premises outside London.

The state-owned television company invited pitches from across the country last month as it started its search for three new “creative hubs”.

Brighton and Hove City Council, working with the local television sector, put in a bid on Friday 11 May.

The bid also involves the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, Sussex University and Brighton University.

It outlines Brighton and Hove’s “distinctive offering as a major digital and creative centre”, the council said.

It said: “In April, Channel 4 launched its ‘4 All the UK’ strategy and invited pitches from cities and regions across the UK.

“The company plans to open three new creative hubs, including a national HQ, bringing 300 jobs to the regions.

“The Brighton and Hove bid highlights the city’s established success in media, digital innovation and the arts, its unique character as a location known for its quality of life and independent spirit, and its excellent transport links nationally and internationally, including its close proximity to Gatwick Airport.

Visit Brighton has said it’s delighted to support the bid, as the city’s reputation for digital innovation and the arts, and its excellent transport links would make it an ideal destination for Channel 4.”

Click here for the full story.