A BAN on cars in the city centre, a new seafront railway and a homeless bill of rights are all part of Momentum’s plan for Brighton and Hove.

The hard-left activist group, which holds great influence within the local Labour party, has revealed its vision in an unpublished manifesto seen by The Argus.

The 210-page document remains unfinished with some areas of policy only containing rough notes.

The vision includes a railway from Brighton Marina to the King Alfred in Hove, an introduction of a “homeless bill of rights” and bringing nearly all services and social housing into council control.

Bailiffs would be abolished and travel would be free for under 25s.

The document indicates the plans would be paid for with a greater tax on the city’s highest earners, a tax increase on empty homes, and a potential “tourism tax”.

It also suggests that those who cannot afford to pay council tax would not have to under a “can’t pay needn’t pay” scheme.

The draft manifesto, called the “Many-festo”, has been distributed to Labour group members and prospective candidates ahead of the May local elections.

The document is what the Momentum group wants from a Labour council should it control Brighton and Hove City Council after the election.

Included within it is a proposed wage raise for bin workers to “improve morale” and a compensation scheme for residents, though it does not say exactly what for.

It takes aim at bus companies and wants to campaign for a council-run service, which is currently not allowed under UK law.

All council contracts including Mears, Hyde and the Madeira Terrace Fund would be reviewed and “checked for corruption”.

Developers would be required to produce 50 per cent affordable housing on every major project or the council would find someone else.

This is part of a plan to increase the housing stock with 800 new council homes and 1,600 affordable homes every year.

Along with this, the council would buy back “right to buy” properties as they become available.

The document comes as a leading Labour member of Brighton and Hove City Council defected to the Tories – a move which made them the largest party.

Councillor Anne Meadows said Momentum has changed the Labour party and its activists “don’t have common-sense policies for the good of the residents in the city.”.

Momentum says in its manifesto that it wants the entire city carbon neutral within ten years.

Cars in North Street Western Road, Queen’s Road and West Street would be banned.

And it will “consider options” to achieve a car-free seafront from Hove Lawns to Brighton Palace Pier.

New taxi licences would be given for “clean vehicles” and all taxis should be

“emission-free” as soon as possible.

It plans to eliminate youth unemployment and stimulate all employment.

The manifesto’s vision sees the council building strong links with local employers and other stakeholders.

But the council would not build a relationship with Jobcentre Plus as it is “too toxic”.

Also included in the document is more money for the city’s “gay quarter”, a pledge to end youth poverty, and a “Brighton Living Wage” in all contracted services.