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

  • City Plan Part Two (Proposed Submission)

    The council has published 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... More

    Closes 30 October 2020

  • Commercial bins on the city’s roads, paths and pavements

    The council receives a lot of complaints and comments about commercial bins on the city’s roads and pavements. Including where they are, their condition and the amount of them. Despite trying to resolve these issues, people still have concerns about the cleanliness and... More

    Closes 24 November 2020

  • Admission arrangements for Brighton & Hove schools 2022/23

    Brighton & Hove City Council is consulting on future admission arrangements for the city’s community schools , Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA), and City Academy, Whitehawk. These arrangements will take effect from September 2022. The consultation runs from 5 October... More

    Closes 27 November 2020

  • Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme

    Each year, the council is required to review its Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme. Council Tax Reduction (CTR) is a system for low income households to help pay towards Council Tax. You may get CTR if you pay Council Tax and your income and capital (savings and investments) are... More

    Closes 1 December 2020

  • COVID-19: Temporary Changes to Transport and Travel in Brighton & Hove

    The way we move around Brighton & Hove has changed dramatically due to Covid-19. Physical distancing rules will remain a part of our lives for some time and whether we walk, cycle, drive or ride, we all need to make changes to the way we travel to keep safe and well. The council is making... More

    Closes 31 January 2021

Forthcoming Consultations

  • Queen’s Park Conservation Area Article 4 Direction Consultation

    Following recent informal consultation (Feb-Mar 2020) regarding the proposal to introduce additional planning controls (Article 4 Direction) to the Queen's Park Conservation Area, the council are now undertaking formal, statutory consultation. As part of the Article 4 Direction, certain permitted... More

    Opens 23 October 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Consultation on the proposed closure of the nursery class at Hertford Infant and Nursery School and raising of the lower age range of the school from three to four years

    Hertford Infant and Nursery School, Hertford Road, Brighton. BN1 7GF What are we consulting you on? Hertford Infant and Nursery School is a community maintained school with a nursery class which currently offers part-time free early... More

    Closed 16 October 2020

  • Statement of Licensing Policy (SoLP) 5 year review 2021

    The Council, as Licensing Authority, is carrying out a consultation exercise as part of the 5 year statutory review of its Statement of Licensing Policy (SoLP). The policy reflects national legislation and guidance and demonstrates how responsible authorities will... More

    Closed 4 October 2020

  • Beach Chalet Letting Policy

    The council would like to hear your views on the Brighton & Hove beach chalet letting policy. To clarify, this survey relates only to the council owned beach chalets which are rented and not privately owned wooden beach huts. Beach chalets are a very popular and much loved part of... More

    Closed 27 September 2020

  • Brighton & Hove Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy 2020-2025

    Welcome to the Brighton and Hove co-produced citywide strategy which has been developed to enhance the outcomes and life chances of children and young people with SEND and adults with Learning Disabilities across the city. Although the Local Authority (LA) and the Clinical Commissioning Group... More

    Closed 18 September 2020

  • Valley Gardens Phase 3

    In October 2018 we sought views on a preferred design for the Old Steine to Palace Pier area. Results from this consultation were used to develop this design which was then approved by the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee in February 2019. The key principles of the design... More

    Closed 18 September 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We Asked

After the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee on 25 June 2019, we agreed to write to all residents and businesses in the Coombe Road area.

We asked if the residents and businesses in this area would support a light-touch residents’ parking scheme. The proposed scheme would be active Monday to Friday from 10am to 11am and from 5pm to 6pm.

You Said

64% of respondents support the implementation of a residents parking scheme.

We Did

We included the residents’ parking scheme as a proposal in a Traffic Regulation Order which was open for comment in April and May 2020.

The committee approved the order in June 2020. The scheme is being implemented and will be in place for 1 December 2020 and this area will be parking Zone U.

Residents will be sent information with regards to permits in due course.

We Asked

Following requests from residents, we asked the people who live in the Hove Park area about a new residents’ parking scheme.

You Said

  • 68.4% were in favour of a residents’ parking scheme in the area
  • 7 in 10 (69.9%) were happy for the scheme to be active Monday to Friday from 9am to 10am and 1pm to 2pm


We Did

We included the residents’ parking scheme as a proposal in a Traffic Regulation Order which was open for comment in February and March 2019.

The Committee approved the order in June 2019. The scheme is now active, and this area has become parking Zone P. 

Apply for a permit in parking Zone P.

We Asked

Residents told us about parking issues in South Portslade, so in September 2019 we asked what they thought about having a resident parking scheme in the area.

Those who said they support a resident parking scheme were asked whether they would prefer a light-touch scheme or a full scheme.

You Said

60.5% of respondents support the idea of a resident parking scheme in the area based on a 36% response rate.

56.6% of respondents wanted a light touch scheme (11am to midday and from 6pm to 7pm). 

43.4% preferred a full scheme (9am to 8pm).

54.5% of respondents supported a Monday to Friday scheme while 45.6% supported a Monday to Sunday scheme.

We Did

We presented the results to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on 21 January 2020.

The committee decided to consult the whole area again about a light-touch scheme in June 2020, so residents can make a decision after seeing the detailed design of the scheme.

View the committee report.

Find out more about the next stage for South Portslade and respond to the consultation, which is live from 8 June to 17 July 2020.