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News - 27 June 2008

Local Development Framework (LDF)Core Strategy goes out to consultation

The LDF is the replacement for the Local Plan which is the city's most important planning document governing which sites can be developed over the next 20 years. Brighton & Hove City Council are consulting on the latest revised version of the Core Strategy until 8th August.

The LDF focuses on the city's priorities including housing, the economy, transport, community safety, leisure and regeneration.

Since 2005 residents, businesses, local groups and other stakeholders have contributed their views on the draft strategy and this feedback has led to revisions which are now open for consultation until August 8.

Brighton & Hove City Council leader, Councillor Mary Mears, said: “The Local Development Framework will play a major role in taking the city forward over the next two decades.

”The strategy sets out how the council will respond to local priorities, such as the need for more affordable family housing, creating new jobs, and protecting the environment.”

She added: “It is all about taking a co-ordinated approach as we look ahead, focussing on a whole range of things that can affect people’s quality of life.”

In response to feedback, the revised strategy sets out how the city will accommodate new development in the limited space available and says major new building must support the regeneration of the city whilst being environmentally friendly and sustainable - helping to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

The strategy will direct future development into seven broad areas, where there are potential opportunities for change or regeneration:

  • Brighton Centre and Churchill Square area
  • Brighton Marina and Black Rock
  • Lewes Road
  • New England Quarter and London Road
  • Eastern Road and Edward Street
  • Hove Station area
  • Shoreham Harbour and South Portslade

Other revisions include improving Valley Gardens to create an attractive park in the heart of the city; enhancing central Brighton’s regional role as a shopping, tourism, cultural and commercial centre; and increased emphasis on providing more family homes.

The Core Strategy - Revised Preferred Options document can be viewed or downloaded from the council’s website and viewed at the city’s libraries and Citydirect Centres at Hove Town Hall, Bartholomew House, Brighton and Victoria Road, Portslade.

For further information and how to obtain a copy of the document contact the Local Development Framework Team on 01273 292505.

The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership will be making a formal response to the LDF.

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