The Labour and Co-operative Group have voted in favour of a six-week period of public consultation on changes to City Plan Part One for Brighton and Hove. Tory planning policies mean that the council has had to look at green spaces on the edge of the city. Labour believes it is important that as many people as possible let the Planning Inspector and the council know their views on these proposals during the consultation period from 4 November.
Without an agreed plan, the city would face a development free-for-all, risking the city’s future and its economy.
Councillor Warren Morgan, the Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group, said:
I voted today to put the changes to the City Plan out to public consultation so that residents of Brighton and Hove can tell the government planning inspector what they think. The Labour and Co-operative Group is firmly opposed to building on allotments and parks. The Tory government is watering down planning controls and we need a plan to be able to stop uncontrolled developments on open spaces around the city that Tory planning policy allows
The Tories chose today to take a NIMBY and populist approach ahead of the election in the hope that resident will not realise it would have the opposite effect: allowing a developer free-for-all on every allotment, park and open space in the city.