Brighton & Hove City Council’s Local Plan Policies, which control the shaping of the city for economic and housing development sitings, will be replaced by the City Plan. There are “saved policies” from the Local Plan going into the City Plan; but Government demands for massive amounts of overdevelopment here have made it hard for council officers to comply where finding “identified sites” for housing was concerned. It has slowed up agreement of the City Plan, Part 1. Today, however, BHCC informs saveHOVE and others of the following:
City Plan Part One
The Inspector has published her report following the examination of the City Plan Part One. The report provides the Inspector’s findings, recommendations and conclusions. The council is now publishing the Inspector’s report on the council’s website: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/planning/planning-policy/city-plan-part-one-examination . A public notice is also available on the website which indicates where paper copies of the document can be viewed. The Inspector’s Report will be presented to Policy & Resources Committee on 17 March and to Full Council on 24 March 2016. At the Full Council meeting a decision will be made on the adoption of the Plan.
City Plan Part Two
Work has started on Part 2 of the City Plan which will contain the remaining site allocations and development management policies. An outline scoping paper is being prepared which will explore the range of policy issues to be included and to consider different options / approaches to the development management policies and site allocations. Consultation is expected to start later this year.
The Waste and Minerals Sites Plan
The Waste and Minerals Site Plan is jointly prepared with East Sussex County Council and the National Park Authority and allocates specific areas of land where it is considered that the management of waste and production of minerals could take place in the future to meet identified needs. Following Consultation on the Waste and Minerals Site Plan (October – December 2015) a report will be taken to the 17 March Policy & Resources Committee providing feedback on the consultation and recommending a number of changes to the Plan. Further details on the Waste and Minerals Plan can be found: http://consult.eastsussex.gov.uk/portal/wmsp
Toad’s Hole Valley Supplementary Planning Document
Agreement is being sought at the 10 March Economic Development and Culture Committee to start focused consultation with stakeholders to seek views on the type of guidance required to support the successful development of Toad’s Hole Valley (a strategic housing and employment site for the city). This Issues and Options stage will inform the preparation of a Draft Supplementary Planning Document. If agreed, consultation will start late March.