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Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum

By Jennifer Drury

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Hove Station

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Statutory right to involvement

Residents in Hove have successfully gained approval from Brighton & Hove City Council for a Neighbourhood Forum. The move will enable them to have a bigger say in plans for their area. The Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum is the first to be established in the city and it means that residents and businesses have won the statutory right to draw up their own Neighbourhood Plan which will be taken into account when deciding planning applications.

Local development

It is the first time a community has applied to take forward local development in Brighton & Hove through a Neighbourhood Forum. Applications to develop neighbourhood areas are usually produced by parish or town councils – in 2013 Rottingdean Parish Council successfully gained approval for the first neighbourhood area in the city.

You can be involved

Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum will be working on the Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan in 2015. Once approved, their plan will become a formal part of the planning system and will be considered alongside other policies when the local planning authority decides planning applications for the area. Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum welcomes new members from people in the plan area. Contact them at or visit their website.

This page was added on 03/01/2015.

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