Brighton and Hove City Council are developing new guidance, entitled the ‘Urban Design Framework’, which seeks the opinion of Brighton residents in order to make the structure of our city more attractive and easier to use.
The council have acknowledged that in a busy yet compact city such as Brighton some people may not find public spaces as easy to navigate as others, or may find some areas in town unwelcoming, as we all all experience spaces differently.
With this in mind, the council are planning to use feedback from residents to develop our city centre. They want to know what areas you love, what areas you find difficult and where you really think needs some development, and will use this information to ensure that future developments are better suited to more people, as well as being more aesthetically pleasing.
The results of the survey, which all Brighton and Hove residents are invited to take part in, will shape the Urban Design Framework, and in turn assist the council, developers and landowners in making the future of Brighton more accessible to all of those who live, work and study in the city.
As part of this new framework, the council are also discussing future proposals with stakeholder groups within the city, which is intended to give locals another platform on which to voice their opinions on new developments, and further ensure that these developments suit the majority of people wherever possible.
Local community representatives, councillors, design professionals and developers are all invited to take part in this stakeholder consultation, and are advised to email the council for more information on the dedicated workshops for representatives of groups with a stake in the planning process.
Survey closes on the 13th September 2018. For more information please visit the council’s website.