Have your say on future of Brighton and Hove seafront

Brighton and Hove seafront consultation is open until March 8

Brighton and Hove seafront consultation is open until March 8

First published in News

Council chiefs are calling for bright ideas to spruce up one of the “prime attractions” in Sussex.

Brighton and Hove City Council has signed off on running a consultation on the stretch of the seafront from Hove Lagoon to Saltdean in October.

The local authority received dozens of comments after the issue was covered in The Argus.

Now it has launched its official consultation for people to submit ideas to improve the iconic stretch while attracting more investment to the city.

Geoffrey Bowden, the chairman of the council’s economic development and culture committee, said: “Everyone has an interest in the seafront, wherever they live in the city, and we hope as many people as possible will get involved in the consultation and have their say.

“The seafront is the best known and loved feature of the city and attracts millions of visitors from this country and across the world each year.

“However we can’t be complacent, we have to look to the future and ensure the seafront continues to thrive and the draft strategy identifies potential opportunities for improvements.

“We want to broaden and enhance its appeal for visitors and residents – widening the main tourist area beyond the two piers and providing more year-round appeal.”

Have your say

The local authority believes the seafront contributes about £732 million to the local economy each year.

The consultation runs until March 8.

A series of events will also be held in the new year at various seafront locations to give people further opportunities to comment.

Feedback will be used to develop the final version of the seafront strategy, which will then go before the council’s policy and resources committee for final approval.

People can give their views online at consult.brighton-hove.gov.uk/portal.

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11:01am Wed 19 Dec 12

Martha Gunn says...

Sorry but is this from the same bunch of clowns who have turned Madeira Drive into a ghost town and want to power the Volks with solar panelled palm trees?
Simply can't be taken seriously. More Green Party larking about.
Sorry but is this from the same bunch of clowns who have turned Madeira Drive into a ghost town and want to power the Volks with solar panelled palm trees? Simply can't be taken seriously. More Green Party larking about. Martha Gunn
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11:24am Wed 19 Dec 12

Resident in Hanover says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
Sorry but is this from the same bunch of clowns who have turned Madeira Drive into a ghost town and want to power the Volks with solar panelled palm trees?
Simply can't be taken seriously. More Green Party larking about.
I couldn't agree more.

I have voted for them on the epetition: a vote of no confidence

Green Party idealisms prevent the running of an efficient administration. I live in Hanover and suspect they'll suggest littering the sea front with unsightly communal bins
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: Sorry but is this from the same bunch of clowns who have turned Madeira Drive into a ghost town and want to power the Volks with solar panelled palm trees? Simply can't be taken seriously. More Green Party larking about.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more. I have voted for them on the epetition: a vote of no confidence Green Party idealisms prevent the running of an efficient administration. I live in Hanover and suspect they'll suggest littering the sea front with unsightly communal bins Resident in Hanover
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11:25am Wed 19 Dec 12

Kate234 says...

I've got two bright ideas.

1) Remove the Greens from the council.

2) Reduce the parking charges so they are on a par with Eastbourne, Worthing and Bournemouth so the council doesn't alienate all tourists and visitors to the city and they can afford to come here. This will encourage private businesses to open shops, restaurants, attractions. etc and help the rest not go to the wall.
I've got two bright ideas. 1) Remove the Greens from the council. 2) Reduce the parking charges so they are on a par with Eastbourne, Worthing and Bournemouth so the council doesn't alienate all tourists and visitors to the city and they can afford to come here. This will encourage private businesses to open shops, restaurants, attractions. etc and help the rest not go to the wall. Kate234
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11:51am Wed 19 Dec 12

bruce_ says...

I hope the seafront won't be "improved" with ferris wheels, observation towers and other gimmicks. Make it as natural as possible, and eschew the tarting-up, I say.
I hope the seafront won't be "improved" with ferris wheels, observation towers and other gimmicks. Make it as natural as possible, and eschew the tarting-up, I say. bruce_
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12:03pm Wed 19 Dec 12

deanaprior says...

Madeira drive should be turned into a pedestrian zone with cafes, restaurants.
I don't know who designed the Terraces or which council granted them planning permission but they could work emptying the dog bins.
Madeira drive should be turned into a pedestrian zone with cafes, restaurants. I don't know who designed the Terraces or which council granted them planning permission but they could work emptying the dog bins. deanaprior
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12:39pm Wed 19 Dec 12

bug eye says...

The Greens need to get the basics right first, cleaning would be good to start, new matching paving, get rid of all the clutter and resurface the road taking out the ridiculous amount of traffic lights. Clean and pick up litter, clear out the street drinkers and druggies, improve the planting, lighting and seating, and make all the shops and hotels clean up their frontages. Now you can start with an art gallery.
The Greens need to get the basics right first, cleaning would be good to start, new matching paving, get rid of all the clutter and resurface the road taking out the ridiculous amount of traffic lights. Clean and pick up litter, clear out the street drinkers and druggies, improve the planting, lighting and seating, and make all the shops and hotels clean up their frontages. Now you can start with an art gallery. bug eye
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1:00pm Wed 19 Dec 12

mustaphaLeeko says...

Well they probably will ask for opinions, then do what they want to anyway!

I voted to get them out on the e-petition too!!

I suggest everyone does the same, so long Green Muppets!
Well they probably will ask for opinions, then do what they want to anyway! I voted to get them out on the e-petition too!! I suggest everyone does the same, so long Green Muppets! mustaphaLeeko
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1:02pm Wed 19 Dec 12

fredaj says...

deanaprior wrote:
Madeira drive should be turned into a pedestrian zone with cafes, restaurants. I don't know who designed the Terraces or which council granted them planning permission but they could work emptying the dog bins.
The Terraces were built in the 19th century as a way of stablising the cliff so you are going to have a bit of a job finding out which council granted the planning permission and persuading them that they need to empty dog bins.
[quote][p][bold]deanaprior[/bold] wrote: Madeira drive should be turned into a pedestrian zone with cafes, restaurants. I don't know who designed the Terraces or which council granted them planning permission but they could work emptying the dog bins.[/p][/quote]The Terraces were built in the 19th century as a way of stablising the cliff so you are going to have a bit of a job finding out which council granted the planning permission and persuading them that they need to empty dog bins. fredaj
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2:37pm Wed 19 Dec 12

ripmaxman says...

Council chiefs are calling for bright ideas to spruce up one of the “prime attractions” in Sussex. This just shows how inept the council is when they have to ask the residents what to do!!!

Instead of spending £50,000 on a plinth they should replace all the broken bulbs, put some planters on the seafront, replace the paving with new matching paving, get rid of all the clutter and take out the ridiculous amount of traffic lights.

Shelve the idea of powering the Volks railway with solar panels because if we continue to have future summers like the last one no one will be able to use it.

The best idea is to remove the Greens from the council!!!
Council chiefs are calling for bright ideas to spruce up one of the “prime attractions” in Sussex. This just shows how inept the council is when they have to ask the residents what to do!!! Instead of spending £50,000 on a plinth they should replace all the broken bulbs, put some planters on the seafront, replace the paving with new matching paving, get rid of all the clutter and take out the ridiculous amount of traffic lights. Shelve the idea of powering the Volks railway with solar panels because if we continue to have future summers like the last one no one will be able to use it. The best idea is to remove the Greens from the council!!! ripmaxman
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4:05pm Wed 19 Dec 12

minnie&teddy says...

the greens are completely selfish and care only for themselves,they have no idea how to run the city at all,when we go to Eastbourne or Worthing its a different world Brighton is a pig sty streets are filthy none of the shops or eating houses take a pride in the look of their places my mum kept her front step cleaner than any of the shops etc.
the greens are completely selfish and care only for themselves,they have no idea how to run the city at all,when we go to Eastbourne or Worthing its a different world Brighton is a pig sty streets are filthy none of the shops or eating houses take a pride in the look of their places my mum kept her front step cleaner than any of the shops etc. minnie&teddy
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7:26pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Morpheus says...

Is it possible to improve something that is already "iconic"? What about returning it to nature?
Is it possible to improve something that is already "iconic"? What about returning it to nature? Morpheus
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7:28pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Hove Actually says...

How much is this cost US?
How much is this cost US? Hove Actually
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2:33am Thu 20 Dec 12

BenUk says...

this is what Brighton & hove need to do to get better,
1) Lower Council Tax and all Taxes
2) Get Rid of Bike Lanes off the roads put them on pavements let them share with pedestrians not vihicles.
3) Get Rid of Bus Lanes - who has a vehicle pays road tax so we all equally own the roads no one has priority.
4) Make parking a lot cheapier like £1 for 24 hours and have more parking.

follow these steps and you will bring in more people to the city meaning more money.

think about it council you might be geting less tax per person then used to but there be more people wanting to live here if things cheaper then you will earn just as much of not more thought mass population. but no you wont do that you just want to increase money and still want more!!

and yes do what everyone is saying REMOVE THE AWFUL GREENS OUT OF THIS CITY THERE MAKING IT WORSE!!!!
this is what Brighton & hove need to do to get better, 1) Lower Council Tax and all Taxes 2) Get Rid of Bike Lanes off the roads put them on pavements let them share with pedestrians not vihicles. 3) Get Rid of Bus Lanes - who has a vehicle pays road tax so we all equally own the roads no one has priority. 4) Make parking a lot cheapier like £1 for 24 hours and have more parking. follow these steps and you will bring in more people to the city meaning more money. think about it council you might be geting less tax per person then used to but there be more people wanting to live here if things cheaper then you will earn just as much of not more thought mass population. but no you wont do that you just want to increase money and still want more!! and yes do what everyone is saying REMOVE THE AWFUL GREENS OUT OF THIS CITY THERE MAKING IT WORSE!!!! BenUk
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10:37am Thu 20 Dec 12

Joshiman says...

Too many out of sequence traffic lights causing gridlock/chaos/frust
ration/carbon emmissions.
Too many bus and cycle lanes causing gridlock/chaos/frust
ration etc
Too many Communal bins/street drinkers/druggies.
Parking charges astronomical.
New street lights not lighting up our streets at night.
KA should be transformed into a state of the art LEISURE centre.Maybe a cinema complex as well.Bowling alley/swimming/etc Definately Not flats.
Too many out of sequence traffic lights causing gridlock/chaos/frust ration/carbon emmissions. Too many bus and cycle lanes causing gridlock/chaos/frust ration etc Too many Communal bins/street drinkers/druggies. Parking charges astronomical. New street lights not lighting up our streets at night. KA should be transformed into a state of the art LEISURE centre.Maybe a cinema complex as well.Bowling alley/swimming/etc Definately Not flats. Joshiman
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11:25pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Brighton Living says...

Joshiman wrote:
Too many out of sequence traffic lights causing gridlock/chaos/frust

ration/carbon emmissions.
Too many bus and cycle lanes causing gridlock/chaos/frust

ration etc
Too many Communal bins/street drinkers/druggies.
Parking charges astronomical.
New street lights not lighting up our streets at night.
KA should be transformed into a state of the art LEISURE centre.Maybe a cinema complex as well.Bowling alley/swimming/etc Definately Not flats.
Too many out of sequence traffic lights causing gridlock/chaos/frust ration/carbon emmissions.

Agree the traffic lights all work against each other and there is nothing Green about it!

Sort it .........
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Too many out of sequence traffic lights causing gridlock/chaos/frust ration/carbon emmissions. Too many bus and cycle lanes causing gridlock/chaos/frust ration etc Too many Communal bins/street drinkers/druggies. Parking charges astronomical. New street lights not lighting up our streets at night. KA should be transformed into a state of the art LEISURE centre.Maybe a cinema complex as well.Bowling alley/swimming/etc Definately Not flats.[/p][/quote]Too many out of sequence traffic lights causing gridlock/chaos/frust ration/carbon emmissions. Agree the traffic lights all work against each other and there is nothing Green about it! Sort it ......... Brighton Living
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