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  • The Brighton & Hove area includes the following special designations:

    • Conservation Areas: These include historic and architecturally significant areas like Kemp Town, Regency Square, Brunswick Town, North Laine, and others​ (Brighton & Hove City Council)​.

    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI): Notable SSSIs include areas such as Castle Hill and Brighton to Newhaven Cliffs​ (Parks & Gardens)​.

    • Local Nature Reserves: Designated areas for the protection of local wildlife and habitats.

    • Registered Parks and Gardens: Include Preston Park and the Royal Pavilion Gardens.

  • Woodland Drive   Tongdean   Engineerium   Preston Park   Preston Village   Carlton Hill   Benfield Barn   Kemp Town   East Cliff   College   West Hill   Old Town   Valley Gardens   Montpelier and Clifton Hill   North Laine   Regency Square   Brunswick Town   Sackville Gardens   Old Hove   Pembroke and Princes   Cliftonville   Hove Station   Denmark Villas   Hangleton   The Willett Estate   The Drive   Round Hill   The Avenues   Patcham   Portslade Old Village   Ovingdean   Queen's Park   Rottingdean

  • Brighton & Hove area is covered by the postcode districts BN1, BN2, BN3, and BN41.

Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove, located on the southern coast of England, is a city celebrated for its unique blend of historical landmarks, cultural vibrancy, and urban planning. The city’s town planning has successfully integrated its rich architectural heritage with modern developments. Brighton's iconic seafront features the famous Brighton Pier and the historic Brighton Marina, both of which attract millions of visitors annually. The Royal Pavilion, with its Indo-Saracenic architecture, serves as a striking landmark, highlighting the city's royal history. The Lanes and North Laine areas are known for their narrow, winding streets filled with independent shops, cafes, and boutiques, reflecting the city's emphasis on preserving its historic urban fabric while promoting local businesses. The city's urban planning includes extensive green spaces like Preston Park and Stanmer Park, which provide residents with ample recreational opportunities. Brighton & Hove's coastal geography and its proximity to the South Downs National Park offer stunning natural landscapes, making it a desirable location for both living and tourism.

Local Authority at a glance

Brighton & Hove

Planning Policy & Housing Delivery

Brighton & Hove

  • Adopted Local Plan: City Plan Part Two, adopted in October 2022.

  • Neighbourhood Plans: 7 designated areas, with 2 adopted plans (Hove Station, Rottingdean Parish).

  • Five-Year Housing Supply: Yes.

  • New Plan: City Plan Part One review ongoing, with adoption expected in 2025.

  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs): Yes, includes SPDs on Biodiversity and Nature Conservation, Parking Standards, and Sustainable Drainage.

  • Housing Delivery Test 2022: 130% - Acceptable

2023 Statistics & Performance

  • Applications Received: 1,200

  • Applications Decided: 1,100

  • Appeals Allowed: 22

  • Appeals Dismissed: 36

  • % of Applications Determined Within Statutory Period: 82%

  • Analysis: Brighton & Hove City Council processed a higher number of applications and appeals compared to the national average. The percentage of applications determined within the statutory period was satisfactory, indicating efficient handling of planning applications. The appeals allowed were proportionate, suggesting balanced decision-making practices.

For further and detailed information, please refer to the statistical data published by the UK Government on planning applications and performance tables (GOV.UK)

Address: Hove Town Hall, Hove, BN3 3BQ

Phone: 01273 292 222

Email: planning.applications@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Website: Brighton & Hove City Council

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