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News - 26 June 2004

The people have had their say about the Brighton Centre

Brighton & Hove City Council has received a good response from the public about the future of the Brighton Centre and surrounding area. During a six-week consultation period ending on 4 June the council received 240 responses from a range of groups, individuals and organisations.

The public were asked about potential development of the site and what improvements they would like to see to the urban landscape.

There was strong support for securing a high quality landmark building for the new international conference centre and for the council to promote excellent design for all new buildings and public spaces covered by the site.

New and improved pedestrian link s from the main shopping area to the seafront; better public transport links, particularly from the railway station and a safer and more secure environment for pedestrians were also high on the agenda with the public.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee, said, "The council has worked hard to spread the word about the consultation and we are delighted with the response. We have received a wide range of views and suggestions that have helped to frame planning guidance for the site. There was enthusiastic support to improve this area of the city, especially Kingswest and its surroundings and the environment of West Street, Russell Road and Cannon Place."

Concerns about the height of new buildings have been incorporated into the draft planning guidance to reflect the sensitivity of surrounding buildings. Any proposals for a tall building on the site would have to comply with the city's tall buildings policy.

As well as public exhibitions in Churchill Square and both town halls, details of the consultation were published in all local newspapers and on the council's website. The council has also held meetings with local landowners, businesses and other interest groups.

The draft planning guidance "Brighton Centre: Area Planning and Urban Design Framework" is recommended for approval at the environment committee on 1 July. If approved it will help guide the planning process and ensure that any detailed designs correspond to the overall vision for the site.

Policy & Resources committee will consider how to market the Brighton Centre site at its meeting on 21 July.

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