Proposed Coldean neighbourhood area and forum

Closed 22 Oct 2021

Opened 26 Aug 2021

Feedback updated 11 Jan 2022

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


The Coldean community have submitted an application to establish a neighbourhood area and neighbourhood forum for the Coldean Area.

What's being proposed

The Coldean community submitted two applications to the council that relate to the area shown on the accompanying map.

One seeks to designate the area as a Neighbourhood Area and the other seeks to designate a Neighbourhood Forum.

If they're approved, the Neighbourhood Forum will be able to draw up a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the area.

How it affects you

Neighbourhood planning gives local people who live, work, or are elected representatives in an area, the right to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan. This sets out a vision for future development in the area.

If the Forum designation is made, no other organisation can be designated to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

How to get involved

The consultation runs from 9am 26 August 2021 to 11:59pm 22 October 2021.

Alternatively, a response form in Word is available on request by emailing

Paper copies of the submitted documents are available in Coldean, Jubilee and Hove libraries. Large print copies of the documents are available on request. Further information is available by emailing  

Telephone enquires can be made to 01273 291580 (although this is an answerphone service and the response may take several days).

How we process your information

Brighton & Hove City Council will process the information you provide in a manner that is compatible with the General Protection Regulations (GDPR), 2018. Please be aware that  comments received by the authority will be made publicly available although no personal details will be published. Get a copy of the council’s Neighbourhood Planning Privacy Notice

We welcome your comments.