Consultation now open – supporting nature in building developments in Brighton & Hove

14 February 2022

Have your say on Brighton & Hove City Council's newest planning guidance.

Brighton & Hove City Council have been developing their latest planning information to help make sure that nature and wildlife are supported across the city whenever changes are being made to buildings or infrastructure or new developments are being planned.

This guidance information is called a Supplementary Planning Document.  Brighton & Hove City Council have recently published the draft version of their Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Supplementary Planning Document and are now asking for feedback from the public, local community groups and regional organisations.

The Supplementary Planning Document outlines Brighton & Hove’s local biodiversity, highlighting important sites and special habitats and the importance of protecting local wildlife. It provides advice on ways to integrate biodiversity into the design of new development. It identifies key biodiversity matters that need to be considered during the planning process and includes a step-by-step guide of how and when biodiversity should be considered from the very early design stages through to the construction and operational stages of the development.

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Brighton & Hove City Council are asking for your feedback on the draft Supplementary Planning Document that, once adopted, will guide decisions on planning applications.

The consultation is running from Friday 7 Febraury until Monday 21 March 2022.

You can access the draft Supplementary Planning Document via the Council’s website.

Paper copies of the Draft Supplementary Planning Document are also available to view in all libraries across the city.

The Council are collecting comments and feedback on the draft document via the Council’s online consultation portal.

Consultation Events

As part of the consultation, the council will be holding some consultation events for stakeholders. The event will consist of a presentation on the draft Supplementary Planning Document followed by a Questions and Answers session.

The consultation events will be run online delivered via Microsoft Teams and are open to the public but you need to register to attend.  The events are being held on:

  • Wednesday 23rd February, 6-7pm OR
  • Friday 25th February, 12-1pm

Places will be limited due to restrictions on maximum numbers that can be held on Microsoft Teams and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 
If you are interested in attending, please book your place by emailing by Wednesday 16th February.

When signing up to attend please remember to state:

  • your name and email address;
  • the name of the organisation you are representing; and
  • the date of the event you would like to attend.

Views put forward in the consultation will feed into the final version of the guidance that will be submitted to the council’s Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee for adoption later in 2022.

Submit your responses to the consultation here.

For any further enquiries regarding the consultation, please email


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