The Hove Civic Society Planning Advisory Group (PAG) is comprised of a nominal group of 4-5 committee members including the HCS Chairman and Vice-Chair. They review and track the Planning Applications listed weekly on the Brighton & Hove Council planning website to identify which applications are of interest to and in the purview of the Society.
The group is primarily concerned with medium to large scale construction or renovation projects which have an impact on the living conditions and environment of the residents of Brighton and Hove.
PAG looks at all projects consisting of 6 or more new residential accommodations, or which appear to present a significant change to the nature of the local surroundings, or contribute to improving cultural opportunities. These are reviewed to determine if HCS should comment to the Council, negatively or positively, on the desirability of the proposed alterations/expansions.
We tend not to comment on simple changes of use from office or warehousing to residential, as such changes currently constitute permitted development.
Using the current guidelines and objectives of the Council and the City Plan, the PAG seeks to provide or encourage input from concerned local organisations and residents to improve the quality of life, local experience and image of the area for local residents, businesses and visitors alike. This includes such issues as suggestions to include improvements to the artistic or environmental ambiance of the project sites.
Monitoring of planning applications:
September 2015 (PDF, 382KB)
June 2015 (PDF, 369KB)
May 2015 (PDF, 394KB)
April 2015 (PDF, 372KB)
January 2015 (PDF, 373KB)
December 2014 (PDF, 377KB)
November 2014 (PDF, 306KB)
October 2014 (PDF, 296KB)