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News - 15 August 2008

Economic Partnership Responds to LDF Core Strategy

The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership (BHEP) has responded to the consultation opportunity to input into the revised Brighton & Hove Core Strategy.

The Partnership is broadly supportive of most of the changes but raises questions about the provision of infrastructure and facilities to reduce congestion in the light of the additional retail provision and office space that is proposed.

It also questions the value of protecting the urban fringe south of the A27 when the city has the  South Downs on its doorstep and may need these areas as "development sites of last resort" when all our brownfield sites are re-developed.

The BHEP response welcomes the proposals to develop a new commercial quarter centred around New England Street and the protection of accommodation for creative industries in that area and also around Hove Station.

The draft Core Strategy confirms that the route for the Rapid Transit System will include Edward Street, which means it can serve the expanding Royal Sussex County Hospital which is supported by the BHEP but questions are raised about the detail surrounding “improved” park and ride services.

 

Click here to download BHEP response to Core Strategy


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