The Regency Society has commented on the Proposed Submission City Plan Part Two. This is the Plan that the council intends to submit to the Secretary of State for independent examination.
The role of the City Plan Part Two is to support the implementation and delivery of the City Plan Part One (adopted 2016) by providing detailed development management policies to help determine planning applications and identifies and allocates additional development sites. The document, once adopted, will form part of the statutory development plan for the city and replace the remaining saved policies in the 2005 Brighton & Hove Local Plan.
We welcome the improvements which have been made in the document and the progress which has been made in implementing some of its policies, but not all the changes have been for the better and not all of our previous comments have been addressed. Policies alone are not sufficient: Council needs to act on them. We have indicated where we consider action is required, including the preparation of additional documents.
The consultation document can be found here.
The consultation remains open until 30 October. You can make your own comments here.