What is a Neighbourhood Forum?
Neighbourhood planning legislation, introduced by the Government under the Localism Act, gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood, to shape its development and growth, and to establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in the neighbourhood area. These are described legally as ‘neighbourhood development plans’.

Brighton Marina Neighbourhood Area
Brighton & Hove City Council formally designated the Brighton Marina Neighbourhood Forum and the Brighton Marina Business / Neighbourhood Area (shown in the plan below) on the 18th June 2015.


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Should I get involved?
If you want to have your views heard, then yes!

How can I get involved?
You can become a member of the forum. Membership of the Brighton Marina Neighbourhood Forum is open to: all residents living within the neighbourhood area; all individuals who work within the neighbourhood area; and elected members whose areas fall within the neighbourhood area. You can download a Member Application form here or request one from the Estates Office.

If you wish to get involved further you can also apply to be a member of the Forum Steering Committee, which will have a maximum of 6 people (minimum 5), consisting of at least 2 residents and 2 workers. The first committee will be elected at the inaugural AGM on Tuesday 27th June (details below). You can download a Steering Committee Application Form here or request one from the Estates Office.

What if I don’t have time to get involved?
You will still have your say during the public consultations and referendum

I’m not sure I have useful skills?
Neighbourhood planning requires a vast array of skills. Everyone working together will allow our community to have our say on how our area develops over time.

Dates for the diary:
Inaugural AGM: Tuesday 27th June 2017, 3pm at The Malmaison Hotel.

You can download the agenda here.

First Steering Committee Meeting: DATE TBC

First Neighbourhood Forum Meeting: DATE TBC

Marina photo