Rottingdean and Hove residents to vote in planning referendum Brighton News

Neighbourhood plans for Hove Station and Rottingdean will be put to a vote on Friday, February 9.

The plans sit alongside other local planning policies, such as Brighton and Hove City Council’s City Plan, to guide development and to help decide the outcome of planning applications in the area.

Each referendum will ask: “Do you want Brighton and Hove City Council to use the neighbourhood plan to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Residents in each of the neighbourhood plan areas who are eligible and registered to vote will be able to have their say at polling stations on the day or by postal vote.

Voters that live near Hove railway station and Aldrington railway station, as well as in parts of Wish ward and Central Hove ward will be able to vote in the referendum on the Hove Station neighbourhood plan, while those living within the boundaries of Rottingdean Parish Council will be able to vote on the Rottingdean neighbourhood plan.

If more than 50 per cent of those voting support the plan, the council will formally adopt it at its next meeting.

As parts of the neighbourhood plan area for Rottingdean include parts of the South Downs National Park, the National Park Authority will also be required.

Councillor Alan Robins, chairman of the culture, heritage, sport, tourism and economic development committee, said: “These are the first two neighbourhood plans in the city to have reached this final stage.

“We hope that as many residents as possible in each area will help shape the future of their community by taking part.”

Details about how and where to vote in each referendum, as well as details of each plan and supporting documents, can be found on the council’s website at

Paper copies of the documents relating to the Hove Station Area Neighbourhood Plan are available to view at Hove Town Hall’s customer service centre, Hove Library and Jubilee Library.

Paper copies of the documents relating to the Rottingdean Parish Neighbourhood Plan are available to view at Bartholomew House’s customer service centre, Rottingdean Library and Jubilee Library.

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