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’. For more information please visit the ‘Step-by-Step Guide’.

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.


BM Map


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

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, when vacancies arise.

Forum Steering Committee:
At the inaugural AGM on 27th June the forum steering committee members were elected and are as follows:
- Andrew Collumbell (worker)
- Andrew Knight (worker)
- Keith Malcolm (resident)
- Ken Sainty (resident)
- Kirsty Pollard (worker)
- Mary Pett (resident)

You can download the minutes of the AGM from 27th June here.

Dates for the Diary:
- First Steering Committee Meeting: 14/09/17 at 2:30pm at the Malmaison
- First Neighbourhood Forum Meeting: DATE TBC

Marina photo