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This section includes details about planning policy, issues and particular applications affecting the Round Hill area.

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Brighton and Hove City Council's Planning Register

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1. Taking part in the planning process


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Planning applications are best supported or opposed -  not through petitions, but by online comment after accessing proposals via the The Council's Planning Register. Don't forget that you can also email members of the planning committee 7-10 days before the proposals come before them. Use links (below) for further detail:



10 Multiple Choice questions on the planning process

2. Progress towards a liveable neighbourhood

Round Hill Green Spaces News Latest Update: March 2022

Call for Officers' Report into making Round Hill a low-traffic neighbourhood

The Council's Environment, Transport & Sustainability (ETS) Committee, meeting on 16th November 2021, has called for an officer's report into making Round Hill a low-traffic neighbourhood, under its Liveable Neighbourhood scheme. Read more.

See https://hanoverandelmgrove.net/home/liveable-neighbourhoods/ - Brighton and Hove City Council is piloting the city’s first liveable neighbourhood scheme between Elm Grove, Albion Hill, Queen’s Park Road, Edward Street and Richmond Terrace/Grand Parade –transforming the area into Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood. This is a wonderful opportunity to optimise our outdoor space, increase opportunities for active travel and create safer, calmer streets for everyone.

See street representatives and what they would like to see. These are volunteer 'liveable Hanover' representatives. Hanover was chosen as the Council's first pilot for its liveable neighbourhood scheme following pressure from Hanover Action a community group formed in 2010 with several achievements to date.

3. Petitions and Consultations

CONSULTATION ON COMMUNAL BINS DELAYED

The expected consultation on Communal bins for Round Hill has been delayed. Those in favour argue that communal bins can bring cost savings since CityClean would no longer need to collect individually from each property. This releases money to improve recycling rates. However, click here to read the arguments against them.

4. Planning applications

7 RICHMOND ROAD BRIGHTON BN2 3RL

Application to build in a garden REFUSED, but now subject to an APPEAL. The consultation period is now over.

Appeal Statement and the appeal correspondence.

Click here for a a sample objection in response to the Appeal Statement.

Click here for bullet point objections and the three main reasons for refusal.

 

28A CRESCENT ROAD BRIGHTON 28B 28C 28D 28E

BH2021/04390 | Application to remove condition 12 of planning permission BH2018/00433 which states 'The development shall be implemented in accordance with the scheme for the restriction of resident's parking permits in accordance with the approved application'. 

Questions & Answers on this intended car-free development.

Sample Objection to removal of car-free condition.

Freedom of Information request to ascertain whether BHCC's commitment to sustainable transport is getting stronger or weaker.

NOTES:

  • SPD 14 Parking Standards has been formally adopted (since Monday 3 October 2016) as an SPD for the purposes of determining planning applications. Pages 5 - 7 are on Car Free Housing. The application site is within a key public transport corridor i.e. the accessibility of bus and rail transport makes the car-free condition reasonable.

    In application BH2021/04390, the applicant fails to demonstrate (as SPD14 requires) capacity for on-street parking in the immediate vicinity of the site and in the surrounding area through an on-street parking survey. So comments claiming ample parking space are entirely subjective.
  • Appeal decision (15th October 2019) on last attempt to remove car-free condition on Crescent Rd development. Points 12 to 24 provide the planning inspector's reasons for dismissing the appeal on behalf of the government inspectorate.
  • Car free roads and properties in Brighton and Hove A massive number.
  • Use of planning conditions (revised 23rd July 2019) This government guidance is quoted in application BH2021/04390 as the argument for removing the car-free condition. However, the appeal decision of 15th October 2019 from the government's planning inspectorate supports the retention of the condition imposed in 2016 (BH2016/00862 see Decision point 13).
  • See Residents seek to lift car-free planning condition but neighbours object [Brighton and Hove News]

APPLICATIONS TO INCREASE PARKING STRESS

Details of THREE SITES in Round Hill where car-free conditions have been imposed on new development and arguments in favour of the retention of these restrictions.

5. Environmental & Safety concerns

NUISANCES FROM HOLLINGDEAN WASTE TRANSFER STATION

Letter to residents about the causes of odour nuisance from The Environment Agency. Phone 0800 80 70 60 to report odour.

Click here for notes from the public meeting held on 26th February 2020 following the fire at the Waste Transfer Station on 25th & 26th August 2019 which raised safety concerns among local residents.

See also: Demand for answers after Waste Depot fire
The Argus 6th September 2019.

The fire they're hoping everyone will forget [The Argus 7th Sept 2020]

A second fire in September 2020.

See Fire at Brighton Waste Transfer site reignites neighbours safety concerns [Brighton & Hove News 5th Oct 2021] and
Safety fears after fire at Veolia waste site in Hollingdean [The Argus 6th Oct 2021] for reports of a third fire.

UPPER LEWES ROAD: NEED FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

ACT TO REDUCE RAT-RUNNING IN ROUND HILL:

This asks Brighton and Hove City Council to
(1) introduce traffic-calming measures, such as speed bumps;
(2) review the 20mph road markings and signage along Prince’s Crescent and Wakefield Road;
(3) station a mobile vehicle-activated warning sign along the route; and
(4) deliver the report into the narrowing of the junction of Crescent Road with Prince’s Crescent, promised by the ETS Committee in October 2019 in response to a request by Round Hill residents to improve pedestrian safety.

NARROWING CRESCENT ROAD

6. Conservation & Planning rules

WHAT REQUIRES PLANNING PERMISSION?

Additional town planning controls have been introduced for single dwelling houses in the Round Hill Conservation Area, after public consultation.

PLANNING PERMISSION FOR DOORS & WINDOWS HOUSE

PLANNING PERMISSION FOR DOORS & WINDOWS FLAT

RULES FOR HMOs HOUSES OF MULTIPLE OCCUPATION

The Council applies the new rule by drawing a 50metre radius circle around the proposed new student house (HMO) and checking to see if 10% of the houses in the circle are already registered as HMOs. If it is already 10% or more, then the current applicant will not be granted permission to operate as an HMO.

CONSERVATION AREA PROTECTION: This article looks at both National and Local policies, which could be used to conserve what makes Round Hill truly distinctive.

This page was last updated by Ted on 04-May-2022
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