Hove Station Neighbourhood Plan – Supplementary Regulation 16 consultation (3 November – 15 December 2022)


Brighton & Hove Council officer response


Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) notes the amendments that have been made to the Basic Conditions Statement (BCS) in response to the concerns raised by the Neighbourhood Plan examiner.


The amended BCS now includes an additional section setting out that the legal requirements in paragraph 8 of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) have been met.


In addition, it includes two tables which set out in detail how each of the Neighbourhood Plan policies has had regard to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and how the policies are in general conformity with policies in the Brighton & Hove City Plan Parts 1 and 2.


Under the terms of the relevant legislation, the Council is not required to reach a formal view on whether the draft Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions until after it has received the Neighbourhood Plan examiner’s report. However, in general terms officers consider that the information added to the BCS seeks to address the Examiner’s concerns and that the amended document now provides more comprehensive evidence to enable him to complete the Neighbourhood Plan examination.


15 December 2022