We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

We asked

The Council undertook a 6-week period of public consultation between 21 March and 7 February 2022 on the draft Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

The consultation enabled residents and stakeholders to tell us what they thought about the draft SPD. 

You said

A total of 19 responses were received. 

Overall, there was broad support for most aspects of the guidance. In particular, the biodiversity resource and biodiversity matters sections were considered accurate, the good practice examples were considered helpful, and the step-by-step guide for applicants was considered clear. There was also support for the Biodiversity Checklist to be a validation requirement for relevant applications.

A full summary of the comments and officer response can be found in the Consultation Statement. 

We did

The representations have been considered and various changes have been made to the SPD. The SPD and its Annexes were approved by Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee on 16 June 2022. The SPD is now a material consideration in determining planning applications. 

Biodiversity and Nature Conservation SPD

Biodiversity and Nature Conservation SPD Annexes

Adoption Statement

We asked

After residents presented a petition in 2019 to Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee, we agreed to write to residents in 2021.

The parking consultation let residents tell us if they feel there is desire for a parking scheme in this area.

You said

104 residents responded out of the 389 addresses we sent questionnaires to.

  • 80% of residents support a residents parking scheme
  • 80% or residents support a light touch parking scheme
  • 65% of residents would prefer restrictions Monday to Sunday 

Find more information in the March 2022 Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee report.

We did

Based on the consultation results and following Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee in March 2022, we agreed to write to residents with a detailed parking design drawing for this area.

We asked

After Zone W residents submitted a petition, we agreed to review this area in 2021.

The review let residents tell us if they think we need to make any changes to the parking scheme.

You said

414 residents responded out of the 1,557 addresses we sent questionnaires to.

  • 66% are satisfied with the current Zone W scheme
  • 71% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

Find more information in the March Environment, Transport and Sustainability  2022 Committee report.

We did

Based on the consultation results, we will not make any changes to Zone W.

We asked

After Zone L was put in place in 2018, we agreed to review this area in 2021.

The review let residents tell us if they think we need to make any changes to the parking scheme.

You said

443 residents responded out of the 2,833 addresses we sent questionnaires to.

  • 82% are satisfied with the current Zone L scheme
  • 88% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

Find more information in the March 2022 Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee report.

We did

Based on the consultation results, we will not make any changes to Zone L.

We asked

After residents presented a petition in 2018 to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee, we agreed to write to residents in 2021.

The parking consultation let residents tell us if they feel there is the desire for a parking scheme in this area.

You said

96 residents responded out of the 408 addresses we sent questionnaires to.

  • 73% of residents support a residents parking scheme
  • 74% or residents support a light-touch parking scheme
  • 54% of residents would prefer restrictions Monday to Friday 

Find more information in the March 2021 Committee report.

We did

Based on the consultation results and following Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) committee in March 2022, we agreed to write to residents with a detailed parking design drawing for this area.

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

After residents in Zone J presented a petition in 2018 at an Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee, we agreed to review this area in 2020/2021.

The review let residents tell us if they think we need to make any changes to the parking scheme.

You said

1,138 residents responded out of the 7,798 addresses we sent questionnaires to.

  • 54% are satisfied with the current Zone J scheme
  • 87.5% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

Read the full consultation report

We did

Based on the consultation results, we will not make any changes to Zone J.

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 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

The Committee approved the order in June 2020.

The scheme is now active and this area has become parking zone U.

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.

We held an initial consultation in autumn 2019 and followed up with a detailed design consultation in summer 2020.

A traffic regulation order was advertised in November 2020. After each stage a report was taken to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee for approval.

You said

The consultations showed a high level of support for a scheme within in a smaller area, while the other areas did not support the introduction of a scheme.

82% respondents within the smaller area supported the implementation of a residents parking scheme.

We did

The committee approved the traffic regulation order in March 2021.

The scheme is now active and this area has become parking zone X.

We asked

After parking areas B and D were put in place in June 2013 we agreed to review both these areas.

The review was an opportunity for residents to have their say and let us know if they feel any changes are required to the parking schemes.

A small section of residents were not sent the consultation by mistake. We’ve contacted these residents and have now included their responses below.

You said

Area B (Coldean area):

  • 296 residents responded out of the 1,186 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 78% are satisfied or very satisfied with the current area B parking scheme
  • 91.7% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

Area D (Moulsecoomb area):

  • 351 residents responded out of the 2,349 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 55.8% are satisfied or very satisfied with the current area D parking scheme
  • 70.5% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

In the area consulted later:

  • 43 residents responded out of the 471 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 30% are satisfied or very satisfied with the current area D parking scheme
  • 51.4% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

We did

Area B (Coldean area):

Based on the results of the consultation, there will be no changes made to area B.

Area D (Moulsecoomb area):

Although a small section wanted changes it was not practical to split the zone, so no changes will be made to area D.

Find out more about parking areas B and D.

We asked

Feedback updated 29 July 2022

We reviewed the resident parking scheme in the Hanover and Elm Grove area (Zone V) in June 2022, after the scheme had been changed from S to V following a previous review of 2018.  

Residents in a small number of streets, known as the ‘top triangle,’ requested a further review to find out if there is enough support in the area to revert to the original Zone S. 

The consultation has now closed, and results will be available as soon as the replies have been analysed.

 

We reviewed the resident parking scheme in the Hanover and Elm Grove area (Zone S) at the end of 2018, after the scheme had been in place for over a year. 

Residents in a small number of streets, known as the ‘top triangle,’ requested further consultation to find out if there is enough support in the area to join Zone V. 

Zone S is a light-touch scheme which is active Monday to Friday from 11am to midday and from 6pm to 7pm. 

Zone V is a full scheme which is active Monday to Sunday from 9am to 8pm. 

Top triangle streets include: 

  • Arnold Street 
  • Baxter Street 
  • Carlyle Street 
  • Cromwell Street 
  • Lynton Street 
  • part of Queens Park Road between Elm Grove and Carlyle Street 

You said

We received 174 valid responses, which is 44.7% of the total households in the proposed scheme area. 

Overall, 51.1% support joining Zone V, but after we looked at the results from each street separately, it’s clear that residents in Queens Park Road would prefer to stay in Zone S.  

If we remove the results from Queens Park Road, the support for joining Zone V increases to 54%. 

We did

We included the proposed change from Zone S to Zone V for all streets except Queens Park Road in a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). View the details of this TRO (TRO-31-2019).

No objections were received to the proposals so the committee agreed to make the changes. Zone S will become zone V in March 2020.

Find out more about parking zone V.

View the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee report.

We asked

Residents told us about parking issues in Freshfield Street and Queens Park Rise, so in July 2019 we asked whether they wanted to remain in Zone S or join Zone C.

Zone S is a light-touch scheme which is active Monday to Friday from 11am to midday and from 6pm to 7pm.

Zone C is a full scheme which is active Monday to Sunday from 9am to 8pm.

You said

We received 59 valid responses which is over half (55.7%) of the total households in the proposed scheme area.

52.5% of respondents said they’re in favour of joining the full scheme (Zone C).

We did

We included the proposed change from Zone S to Zone C in a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). View the details of this TRO (TRO-31-2019) on our website. 

No objections were received to the proposals, so the committee agreed to make the changes. Zone S will become zone C in March 2020.

Find out more about parking zone C.

View the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee report.