Brighton Station Gateway: The next step forward

Besi Besemar January 14, 2013


Councillors will consider the next step forward to improve the area around Brighton Station at a meeting of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Transport Committee tomorrow, January 15

The council carried out a public consultation in November on a revised proposal for improvements around the city’s busiest transport hub. The aim is to make the Brighton Station gateway area more accessible and welcoming for the thousands of people arriving and departing from the station every day by different forms of transport, including car users, buses, taxis, pedestrians and cyclists.

While general feedback on the proposals has been positive, the consultation period has seen a number of concerns raised by North Laine residents and businesses regarding the proposed relocation of part of the station taxi rank to Frederick Place. Concerns include the localised impact on noise, traffic and air quality, and wider access and enforcement issues.

As a result, at this month’s Transport Committee, councillors will be recommended to allow additional time to look in more detail at the concerns raised by residents and evaluate the impact of any changes. This will enable members to make an informed decision on how to proceed at the March meeting of the Transport Committee.

Cllr Ian Davey
Cllr Ian Davey

Councillor Ian Davey, chair of the Transport Committee, said:

“There is general agreement that the situation at the station needs to be improved, but be assured we are all very aware of the importance of getting this scheme right for local residents as well as the city as a whole”.