Fwd: Fw: Important message about the Local Plan - act before Nov. 6th
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>Subject: Important message about the Local Plan - act before Nov. 6th
> > IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT THE LOCAL PLAN
> > ***** ACTION NEEDED BEFORE NOVEMBER 6th *****
> > The Council's First Draft Deposit Local Plan has now
> > been published. This is a guide to development and
> > land use in Brighton and Hove over the next ten years.
> > It includes policies for the control of development,
> > for conservation, improving the physical environment
> > and traffic management, and also makes proposals for
> > the type of development it would like to see. It
> > claims that it 'has a key role to play in delivering
> > sustainable development and tackling social
> > exclusion'.
> > Members of the public and community groups have until
> > November 6th to register comments, which must be done
> > in writing. All comments will be considered before the
> > Second Deposit Draft Plan is published in early 2001.
> > In the event of a Public Inquiry (Autumn 2001),
> > objectors who are still dissatisfied have the right to
> > appear in person, although written evidence will also
> > have weight. The Public Inquiry is where developers
> > (with their highly paid lawyers) and local people have
> > a chance to argue their case, e.g. over whether
> > developments that are allowed for in the Plan will
> > damage local people's quality of life or fail to meet
> > their needs. IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND NOW YOU WILL BE
> > UNABLE TO HAVE ANY INVOLVEMENT IN THE LOCAL PLAN IN
> > THE FUTURE. THEREFORE REGISTERING YOUR VIEWS IS
> > CRUCIAL - YOU CAN DECIDE TO TAKE THEM NO FURTHER, BUT
> > YOU CAN'T DECIDE TO JOIN IN LATER!
> > It includes a section (EM13, p. 133) in Chapter 5,
> > Supporting the Local Economy and Getting People into
> > Work, on BRIGHTON STATION SITE, which summarises the
> > key elements of the Planning Brief - including, of
> > course, provision for a food/superstore. We would like
> > you to register an objection to this. You can use the
> > Council-provided forms or write a short letter. Points
> > need only be brief. You might want to object on
> > grounds of traffic generation, or the impact of the
> > supermarket on the London Road and hence on public
> > transport users, or because the objectives (of
> > regenerating the London Road, not adversely affecting
> > traffic conditions, etc) are impossible to meet. Or
> > because supermarkets cause unemployment (276 jobs lost
> > for each new out of town OR edge of centre
> > superstore.). The crucial thing is to register your
> > views - you can develop them subsequently.
> > The whole Local Plan can be viewed on the Council
> > website: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/ It is also
> > available on short term loan in all local libraries,
> > and one photocopy will be placed in Harvest Forestry
> > for reference, although please do not remove it
> > without letting us know where it has gone! You can
> > also download from the Council website a form in which
> > you can register your views very simply.
> > It is worth noting that there are other aspects of the
> > Local Plan that have given environmental groups cause
> > for concern. Friends of the Earth has produced a
> > useful briefing sheet mentioning amongst others, TR5
> > (Park and Ride), EM18 (Greenfield sites), SR25
> > (Football Stadium at Falmer), NC 7 (Areas of
> > Outstanding Natural Beauty). Contact Chris Todd to get
> > copies: 553044. Remember that you can also support
> > good policies, especially if the developers are likely
> > to try to undermine them.
> > If anyone is aware of other briefings - especially any
> > available online - please let us know.
> > Personally I would draw your attention to SR14, p. 153
> > in Chapter 6, on MARKETS AND CAR BOOT SALES. These
> > probably do more to help people on low incomes than
> > Sainsbury's ever has or will. Yet, although the Plan
> > briefly recognises their benefits, the policy is
> > almost exclusively concerned with controlling them,
> > rather than promoting them or seeking new sites,
> > especially for the Sunday market by the station once
> > the site is developed. (It's unclear what will happen
> > to it). There is no mention of farmers' markets.
> > Compare the dozen or more sites set aside for 'high
> > tech or business uses' in EM1 and EM2 in Chapter 5.
> > According to Doreen Massey, author of 'Cities for the
> > Many not the Few', just published, this neglect of the
> > unseen or 'underground' city and its 'informal
> > economy' in favour of a 'knowledge economy' reveals a
> > middle class bias that is central to the New Labour
> > project generally. We should encourage the council to
> > take a more positive approach to markets as well as to
> > the traditional forms of employment that still provide
> > a majority of jobs around the country.
> > The fact that Chapter 2, on DESIGN, is the longest of
> > 8, also suggests that (as in the 60s) the Council is
> > putting too much faith in design as a solution to
> > urban social and economic problems - a criticism
> > Massey makes of Lord Rogers and the Urban Task Force
> > Report.
> > Address letters to Brighton and Hove Council Local
> > Plan Team, Environment and Housing, Town Hall, Norton
> > Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ. If you can, please also send
> > copies to us or let us know that you have responded.
> > WE ARE UNABLE TO MAIL ALL BUDD SUPPORTERS ON THIS
> > ISSUE, SO YOUR INDIVIDUAL ACTION IS VERY SIGNIFICANT!
> > THANKS!
> > Sara Bragg
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