Brighton & Hove City Council
4th Floor Bartholomew House
Mr Rob Shepherd
FOI Reference: 1601633
Direct Dial: 01273 295959
Date: 2 August 2018
Dear Mr Shepherd Freedom of Information Act 2000
Please see below our response to your Freedom of Information request. City Plan Effectiveness 2012
Are there plans to take traffic measurements to see if the assumptions
about evolving traffic conditions in the City remained valid and possibly
engaging consultants to review the STA, a process which might take
years and should start in the near future?
When will data collection for the plan review start?
Is there a mechanism for updating the Plan prior to the statutory review in
How and when can local people ensure the plan evolves to take into
account changing circumstances?
Is there a schedule of dates for when the various assumptions in the City
Plan will be reviewed, including the Strategic Transport Assessment
whose assumptions appear not to have stood the test of time, and the
procedures, processes and key dates that local residents need to be
aware of in order to make sure their input is taken into account when the
assumptions are reviewed?
The council’s published Local Development Scheme sets out the council’s three
year forward plan for preparing local plan documents: https://www.brighton-
The Local Development Scheme covers the period 2017-2020. There are no
council plans to review the City Plan Part 1 within the published work
programme for 2017-2020 as work is focused on preparing and adopting the
City Plan Part Two which will support the implementation and delivery of City
Plan Part 1 as well as progressing the other planning documents listed in the
Local Development Scheme. Therefore there are no published work
programmes for reviewing City Plan Part 1.
The National Planning Policy Framework (published 24 July 2018) requires
local authorities within five years of adoption to assess whether the plans are up
to date and outline a programme for reviewing plans/ policies within plans
where the council consider them to be out of date/ no longer comply with
Therefore when the Local Development Scheme is next reviewed and updated,
the timetable for reviewing the City Plan Part 1 will be included (figure 1 in the
LDS sets out such a timetable for City Plan Part 2). This published timetable will
indicate the timetable for evidence gathering and key milestones including
public consultation stages including the issues and options stage of
consultation. At the evidence gathering stage of the review of City Plan Part 1,
the council would consider what background information it would require and
need to update, such as the Strategic Transport Assessment (STA), in order to
assist with the development of a new or revised plan. The council has no plans
to review the STA in advance of the review and development of a new land-use
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