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

  • Gambling Policy 2022-2024

    The council, as a licensing authority, is carrying out a consultation exercise as part of the review of its Gambling Policy 2020-2024 (opens a pdf in a new window) The council would like local stakeholders, residents and members of the public as well as statutory consultees and... More

    Closes 29 August 2021

  • Have your say on a change to planning applications

    We're asking for comments on a proposal to make a minor change to the information we need to ‘validate’ planning applications. The documents you have to submit as part of a planning application are put on a local list. We publish these as checklists for the different types of... More

    Closes 5 September 2021

  • Area J Review

    This is your opportunity to have your say and let us know if you feel any changes are required to improve how the parking controls operate. If support is shown for potential changes to the residents parking scheme in your area, we will carry out a further consultation with details of... More

    Closes 6 September 2021

  • The Future of Secondary School Places in Brighton and Hove.

    The number of children due to start secondary school within Brighton & Hove are forecast to drop significantly over the next 10 years. The council wants to understand what residents think are the key areas to consider when reviewing ways to address the impact of fewer children... More

    Closes 30 September 2021

  • Future arrangement of the Home to School Transport service

    Purpose of the consultation The council has begun to consider the process of commissioning the new Home to School Transport (HTST) contract from August 2023. This consideration will involve a consultation with all stakeholders, including parents and carers, young people,... More

    Closes 30 September 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation (Regulation 16)

    Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the Hove Station Neighbourhood Area and includes planning policies which will be used to help determine planning applications locally. They undertook their initial... More

    Closed 15 July 2021

  • Moulsecoomb Housing and Community Hub Skate Consultation

    Following a resident consultation held in 2020, proposals have been reshaped for a new community hub and more than 200 council homes on a number of underused sites in Moulsecoomb, close to Hodshrove Lane. The latest details of how the proposals are developing, along with the... More

    Closed 12 July 2021

  • Queen’s Park Conservation Area Article 4 Direction Consultation

    Following previous consultation regarding the introduction of additional planning controls (known as an Article 4 Direction) to the Queen's Park Conservation Area, the council is now undertaking formal, statutory consultation on the Article 4 Direction as made on 26 May 2021 . Under this... More

    Closed 4 July 2021

  • Libraries Survey 2021 - Library users and non-users aged 0-12 years

    What do you think about Brighton & Hove Libraries Services? We want to know your views so that we can provide the books and other things you want to borrow or use in the library, and to hold the events and activities you enjoy. The su r v e y will take about 10 mi... More

    Closed 4 July 2021

  • Libraries Survey 2021 - Library users and non-users aged 13-19 years

    What do you think about Brighton & Hove Libraries Services? We would like to know your views on Libraries Services and libraries stock in general, as well as your experience of using Libraries in Brighton & Hove, both before and during the Covid pandemic. We need your views... More

    Closed 4 July 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

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

Coomment 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 1st July by email to 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.

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.