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News - 30 March 2006

Businesses contribute to Local Development Framework consultation

At a lunch organised by the Economic Partnership on 29th March, businesses were given the opportunity to input into consultation on the Local Development Framework (LDF).

The LDF is the name for a set of planning documents that together will form the new development plan for Brighton & Hove.  The Brighton & Hove plan, adopted last year, will remain current for three years to allow the transition to the new planning documents.

The new system will herald a more flexible approach.  This will enable planning to respond to the development needs of the city and allow planning documents to be regularly updated without the lengthy process of the old local plan system.

A number of businesses and business associations, representing the retail, hospitality and tourism sectors attended the meeting facilitated by Helen Gregory, Liz Cannings and Tim Jefferies, Senior Planning Officers from Brighton & Hove City Council.

Attendees were asked to share their views on a number of issues including whether there should be a wider role for the city centre, how best to support growth and development within local shopping centres, the establishment of a 'cultural quarter' and identifying a tourism and hotel core area to focus new development and investment.

The discussion was wide ranging and covered issues such as the need to investigate future demand for hotels, the need to protect areas of unique identity such as The Lanes and the North Laine and the need to improve the image of the city and ensure Brighton & Hove is at the cutting edge of development.

The key issues, highlighted a number of times by contributors, were parking, congestion and access to the city.  Those present were in agreement that future development and growth in the city depends on providing solutions to the city's transport problems.

The first stage of consultation on the LDF comes to an end at the end of March and will be used to draft a preferred options document, which will be ready for public consultation before Christmas.

The LDF will shape the future look and feel of the city, looking forward to 2026 and will address city-wide matters such as housing, the economy, shopping, transport, tourism, urban design and regeneration.  If businesses want to have their say on the city's future it is vital that they contribute to any further consultation rounds.

Further information on the LDF, key documents and a consultation timetable is available on

If you have any queries or would like to make further comments contact Tim Jefferies on 01273 292 378 or



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