The government is making significant changes to the planning system via the National Planning Policy Framework [NPPF] so it is essential that the city has a clear, up-to-date and well evidenced Core Strategy in place to guide development. The City Council will be consulting on changes in October and November.
The statutory Core Strategy, renamed locally as The City Plan, will set the framework for future development in Brighton & Hove for the next 20 years. Both the protection of employment sites and the development of new high grade employment space are fundamental to the economic wellbeing of the city to allow businesses to prosper and grow and these key issues will be addressed in the City Plan.
Subject to approval by council’s cabinet on 13th October, the council will be consulting on 4 policy option papers to inform the preparation of the draft City Plan which will be ready for formal statutory consultation in March/ April 2012.
The Option Papers cover areas of the previous plan, which was withdrawn in July, that require significant change:
- Housing Targets and Housing Delivery
- Park and Ride (Transport) Policy
- Employment Policy
- Student Housing Policy
The consultation will run from 17th October to 2nd December 2011. The Economic Partnership will be organising opportunities for the business community to input into the consultation process. If you would like to be involved email Tony Mernagh on firstname.lastname@example.org
Read related items on:
National Planning Policy Framework
Brighton & Hove City Council