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Brighton & Hove District Update November 2020

18th November 2020

Find out about CPRE Sussex activity in Brighton & Hove district.

Brighton Downland

Are you interested in helping shape what happens to the wonderful downland owned by the City Council?

There’s a great opportunity to have your say at some events coming up soon. Book quickly as they are proving very popular!

Please spread the word ASAP.

The Whole Estate Plan is essentially a blueprint for what the Downs around the city will look like for the next 100 years so it is an amazing opportunity.

Find out more and book here:


Brighton City Plan part 2

CPRE Sussex have submitted our response to the city plan.

We are very concerned about building allocations in the ‘urban fringe’

See our full response here:

CPRE Sussex Comments B&H City Plan part 2 proposed submission 2020

Plant Your Postcode

Despite lockdowns and the devastating spread of elm disease across the city this summer, we are continuing raise funds and helping neighbourhood groups with tree planting to help keep the City green and leafy.

At Sylvan Hall on Round Hill in Brighton, in mid January 2021 we plan to plant a Community Orchard and native hedge with volunteers from the Estate.

At the Bristol Estate in Whitehawk, between the downs and the sea in the East of the City, we are working with residents to develop a planting master plan. Helping us with this are David Archer Associates, locally based arboricultural and ecological services consultants, and we hope to have a plan in place for an area on Donald Hall Road ready to plant with the help of volunteers in February 2021.

At Hove Junior School we advised and supported planting an evergreen hedge along the Portland Road to screen and reduce pollution levels in the playground. We are waiting to hear if there’s a possibility of planting trees there too.


In January it’s hoped that a new member of staff whose role will include community liaison will be joining the city’s arboriculture department. This should help us, with the Council, to drive forward local people’s aspirations to get planting!