For people arriving in Brighton by coach, Pool Valley will provide a first and lasting impression of the city. However, this run-down and semi-derelict area is not at all representative of the vibrant city that Brighton has become. Thankfully this is about to change.
Brighton & Hove City Council and National Express have put forward plans to give Pool Valley a facelift. An outline of the proposed new scheme will go to the city council’s environment committee on 15 March and if they give it their approval then council officers will draw up more detailed plans and begin consulting the public.
If the plans get the go-ahead then the streets leading to Pool Valley will be improved, new street lighting will be installed, new seating built, trees planted, tourist information boards erected, the way buses use the space will be reorganised and the effect that the semi-derelict buildings have on the area will be examined.
Chair of the environment committee Cllr Gill Mitchell said: “I’m pleased these plans have come to the committee for consideration. I think people would like to see Pool Valley improved and made a generally more pleasant, friendly place to be. It’s in a fantastic location and has great potential to be a welcoming, useful public space.”
The scheme is a partnership project between the city council and National Express, with National Express responsible for providing a new ticket office with a waiting room and toilets.
If the environment committee approves the plans then work will begin immediately to produce a design that will form the basis for the consultation.
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