Neighbourhood Forum - Brighton Marina



The next full meeting of the forum is on 15th November 2018 at 6pm, in the Oriel Suite at the Rendezvous Casino, Brighton Marina. All forum members are welcome to attend. Marina residents and people who work at the Marina may attend and join the forum at the meeting.

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.


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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.

Latest Updates:
1. Forum Vision Statement. Following consultation at the Annual General Meeting held on 16th May 2018, a Vision Statement for the forum was adopted at the Steering Group meeting held on 24th September 2018.
2. Brighton & Hove City Council Community Infrastructure Levy Consultation. The forum has responded to the City Council consultation. Here is the letter
3. Forum Constitution. At the AGM on 16th May amendments to the constitution were put to a vote and unanimously accepted.
You can read it here.
4. Brighton & Hove City Plan Part 2 Consultation. The Forum Steering Group has responded to the City Plan Part 2 consultation. A meeting of the Steering Group was held to formulate the response. The meeting was not formally minuted and the content of the meeting is captured in the consultation response. You can read the response here.

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 2017 here,
the Minutes of the Steering Group for 14th September 2017 here
the Minutes of the Steering Group for 12th October 2017 here
the Minutes of the Steering Group for 23rd November 2017 here
the Minutes of the Steering Group for 8th January 2018 here
the Minutes of the Steering Group for 13th April 2018 here
the Minutes of the Forum AGM held on 16th May 2018 here
Presentation by Brighton & Hove City Council at Forum AGM, 16th May 2018 here

the Minutes of the Steering Group for 2nd July 2018 here
the Minutes of the Steering Group for 24th September 2018 here

Future Meeting Dates:
Future Meetings of the Forum Steering Group are planned for 15th November 2018, 14th January 2019 and 11th March 2019. If you wish to attend as an observer please email for details of time and location. A full meeting of the forum is planned for 15th November 2018 at 6pm.

Further Information:

If you have any questions regarding the forum and for details of meetings please contact  For general information about Brighton Marina, please go to

Data Protection:
All membership information supplied will be held by Brighton Marina Neighbourhood Forum, and will remain secure and confidential. Members details will only be used for the purposes of notifying members about forum meetings and activities and other legitimate use in the promotion and general running of the Forum and of the development of the neighbourhood plan. Details will not be passed on to any third parties or used for marketing purposes in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Marina photo