PEOPLE are being urged to have their say on the future of the area surrounding Hove railway station.

Brighton and Hove City Council is currently drawing up a "masterplan" for the site and is seeking input from residents to "guide future development".

A public consultation on the matter was launched on December 14 and will continue until February 7.

It is hoped the plan will provide homes, jobs, community facilities and improved public spaces, while also connecting neighbourhoods on either side of the railway line.

"Carbon neutrality is at the core of planning guidance," a council spokesman said.

The Argus: The area included in the Hove Station 'masterplan'The area included in the Hove Station 'masterplan'

Councillor Marianna Ebel, joint chairwoman of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee, said: “We hope as many people as possible, especially those living and working in Hove, take part in this consultation so we get the best possible plan for the area.

"There is a fantastic opportunity to provide well-designed housing, improved community facilities and accessible public spaces.

"The guidance sets out ways that building and design can make the area more resilient to climate change and enhance biodiversity.

"This includes a low-carbon heat network, wildlife-friendly planting, and food growing opportunities."

There will be online public meetings tomorrow and on Saturday to discuss the "masterplan".