The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership (BHEP) has responded to the proposed amendments to the city's Core Strategy challenging a number of the proposals particularly around the delivery of housing targets.
BHEP felt that the Core Strategy was, to some extent, in danger of boxing itself into a corner by depending upon the deliverability of brownfield sites and windfall sites on which to build the houses required by government targets.
Some of the sites e.g. the Gasworks site are likely to be too contaminated to build on and others e.g. the inner harbour at the Marina have proposals for far fewer houses than they could comfortably accommodate.
The Partnership also questioned the blanket proposal to protect the urban fringe when some parts of it are simply not worth protecting and could actually be enhanced by partial development e.g. Toads Hole Valley.
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Click here to download BHEP response to Core Strategy proposed amendments June 2009
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