Consultations

Welcome to Brighton & Hove City Council's consultation portal. This site will show all consultations that are run by the council. Consultations enable you to have your say about how we work and what we plan to do. Your views help us make our policies, strategies and services better for everyone.

Open Consultations

  • Parent/carer feedback for Families, Children and Learning

    We’d like to know about your experience of Children’s Social Work. It’s important for us to hear your views so we can improve the support we offer to families in the city. This survey is anonymous. You can read the privacy notice about how we will use and store the information we... More

    Closes 8 February 2022

  • Mental health service - survey for professionals and clinicians

    Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) in partnership with NHS Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (BHCCG) are developing a Mental Health & Housing Plan for the city. The aim of this plan is to identify what works well and what we can improve on in the future. We would... More

    Closes 13 February 2022

  • Mental health service users survey 2022

    Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) in partnership with NHS Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (BHCCG) are developing a Mental Health & Housing Plan for the city. The aim of this plan is to identify what works well and what we can improve on in the future. We would... More

    Closes 13 February 2022

  • Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Brighton and Hove.

    Brighton & Hove City Council is seeking your views/experiences of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Brighton & Hove. Thank you for your interest in sharing your views with Brighton & Hove City Council on the important issue that is VAWG. ... More

    Closes 20 February 2022

  • Stanmer Park visitor questionnaire

    Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Brighton & Hove City Council, Plumpton College and South Downs National Park Authority, Stanmer Park is improving the way it looks after and shares its heritage. Now, we want to hear what you think about Stanmer Park. Find... More

    Closes 31 March 2023

Closed Consultations

  • Improving walking, cycling and accessibility on the A259 (seafront)

    The way we move around our city is changing. With more of us choosing to walk or cycle, and with funding from central government, we’re working to support active travel across Brighton & Hove. We’re taking action to help our city in both the short and long term by reallocating road space... More

    Closed 16 January 2022

  • Have your say on Public Space Protection Orders - barbecues, lanterns and balloons

    The use of single-use, disposable barbecues and the release of lanterns and balloons outdoors has caused an impact on the environment and increased clear up and costs for Brighton & Hove City Council. Following complaints and feedback we would like to hear your views on our plan to solve... More

    Closed 2 January 2022

  • Admission arrangements for Brighton & Hove schools 2023/24

    Brighton & Hove City Council is consulting on future admission arrangements for the city’s community schools, Moulsecoomb Primary School and City Academy, Whitehawk. These arrangements will take effect from September 2023. The consultation runs from 15 November 2021 to 2 January... More

    Closed 2 January 2022

  • Have your say on the draft domestic abuse accommodation and support strategy for Sussex

    We want to know what you think of the draft domestic abuse accommodation and support strategy for Sussex. Have we got the priorities right? Is there anything we have missed? How to take part You can complete the online survey or send us your feedback via email. The consultation closes... More

    Closed 19 December 2021

  • Developer contributions calculator for on-site public art provision

    The artistic tradition of Brighton & Hove is an important part of its identity. The provision of public art can create and enhance local distinctiveness in the public realm and help develop a desirable sense of place as well as improving legibility . Working with artists offers an... More

    Closed 8 December 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

To meet the requirements set out in the neighbourhood planning regulations, the Council undertook an 8-week period of public consultation on the applications between 9am on 26 August 2021 to 11:59pm on 22 October.

The consultation period was originally 6 weeks, but the consultation period was extended to allow for it to coincide with consultation by the South Downs National Park Authority.

You said

In total 22 responses were received during the consultation period. The representations received have been considered in determining the applications for the neighbourhood area and neighbourhood forum.  

We did

Based on the information provided with the neighbourhood area and forum applications and having considered all the consultation responses received, it was considered that the proposed neighbourhood area boundaries are appropriate and that the proposed neighbourhood forum would meet all the requirements set out in the legislation. 

The Coldean Forum and Area were formally designated by Brighton & Hove City Council on 25th November 2021.

The South Downs National Park Authority also approved the designation on 23 December 2021

We asked

Your view on British Telecom's proposal take out 14 on-street payphones in various locations in the city which have low use or are not being used.

You said

Comments received concluded that there are no objections to the removal of the Kiosk and Telephony at all 14 locations.

We did

Outcome of consultation on BT proposals to remove phone boxes

Comments are welcome on our draft decision to remove all 14 phone boxes from;

  • Junction of Wish Road and Kingsway, Hove, BN3 4LJ
  • Elm Stores, 82 Elm Drive, Hove, BN3 7JL
  • Circle K, 5 The Parade, Hangleton Road, Hove, BN3  7LU
  • West Way, Hove, BN3 8LD
  • Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5BA
  • Preston Resort Hotel, Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6UU
  • Opposite 124 Stanmer Villas, Brighton, BN1 7HN
  • Near to 2 Roedale Road, Brighton, BN1 7GB
  • Junction of Lewes Road and Coombe Road, Brighton BN2 4EA
  • Junction of Grove Street/Southover Street, Brighton, BN2 9NY
  • Junction of Queens Park Road, opposite 34 Egremont Place, Brighton, BN2 0GA
  • Cranleigh Avenue, outside 149 Marine Drive, Rottingdean, BN2 7GU
  • Outside 61 Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, BN2 8LG
  • Junction with Coldean Lane and Park Road, Brighton, BN1 9AB

Please send your comments by Thursday 1 July by email to planning.comments@brighton-hove.gov.uk marked ‘Phone box removal 07/2021.’ Please also identify the phone box you are commenting about.

You can also write to the Head of Planning, City Development and Regeneration, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ.

It’s your opportunity to say if you agree or disagree with the phone boxes being removed and the reasons why. 

The council is co-ordinating residents’ responses on behalf of BT. It doesn’t take long to provide your opinion and your views will help us provide a picture to BT of what people in the city think about their proposals.
 

Want to keep a phone box?
With payphones being used less, communities are looking at new ways of using them. Modern glass boxes can be adopted if communities want to house a defibrillator. Visit BT's adopt a kiosk web page for more information.

 

Use of payphones
Overall use of payphones has declined by over 90 per cent in the last decade and the need to provide payphones for use in emergency situations is diminishing all the time, with at least 98 per cent of the UK having mobile coverage.

 

Ofcom’s research into consumer views on the importance of communications services and their affordability found that most people no longer view payphones as essential for consumers in most circumstances.

We asked

After Zone P was put in place in September 2019, we agreed to review this area.

We also agreed to ask residents in Hazeldene Meads and The Beeches whether they would want to join either the existing Zone P (light-touch parking scheme) or join a full scheme.

The review let residents have their say and tell us if they feel any changes are required to the parking scheme.

You said

Hove Park Zone P

  • 322 residents responded out of the 1,308 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 64% are satisfied with the current Zone P scheme
  • 66% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

Hazeldene Meads and The Beeches

  • 39 residents responded out of the 53 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 95% of respondents support the idea of a residents parking scheme
  • 5% of respondents did not support the idea of residents parking scheme

Of the responses from Hazeldene Meads and The Beeches:

  • 57% supported the idea of being included in Zone P
  • 43% supported the proposal of being included in a full scheme

Find more information in the Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) Committee report - agenda item 89.

We did

Based on the consultation there will be no major changes made to Zone P.

We're looking into some small amendments. We'll include these on a Traffic Regulation Order which we'll advertise by the end of August.

Any objections to the proposed changes will be taken to ETS Committee in November 2021.

The majority of the respondents from Hazeldene Meads and The Beeches wanted to be included within Zone P.

We'll consult on a detailed design from 16 July to 6 August 2021. You can find documents about this in the 'related documents' section on this page.

A report with the comments received to this consultation will go to ETS Committee in September 2021.