The Conservation Advisory Group (CAG), is a body formed of representatives of registered conservation societies, of which KTS is one, whose function is to screen planning applications for their impact on the existing heritage and environment before going to the council planning committee. One of the two joint chairs will normally attend the subsequent planning meeting.

CAG meetings, which take place monthly in Hove Town Hall, involve scrutiny and discussion of a range of applications from domestic extensions to major corporate housing developments. The range of skills and knowledge of those involved can have a significant impact on the council’s ultimate decision about developments that shape the city.