An eight week public consultation on the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration project’s latest plans begins on Friday (December 16).
Residents, local businesses and community groups are encouraged to take part and discuss the plan, which will act as a guide to regeneration over the next 15 to 20 years.
It’s key that we can involve as many individual’s views as we canCouncillor Neil Parkin
Future opportunities for new housing and employment space in the harbour and surrounding areas are considered in the plan.
It also includes proposals and policies for adapting to climate change, upgraded flood defences, recreational and community facilities, sustainable travel and environmental improvements.
The 8 week consultation runs until Friday, February 10 and looks at the updates made to the project’s Joint Area Action Plan since a similar consultation in 2014.
The plan has been jointly prepared by Adur District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council working closely with Shoreham Port Authority.
Neil Parkin, leader of Adur District Council, said: “It’s important that as the project progresses, we undertake public consultations to engage with residents and businesses to produce a shared vision for Shoreham Harbour’s regeneration.
“The plan covers a wide range of issues that those living in the area take very seriously – such as managing flood risk, enhancing the natural environment and eco-friendly methods of transport.
“Therefore it’s key that we can involve as many individual’s views as we can.”
The plan has also been designed to complement the emerging Adur Local Plan (2016) and work alongside the adopted Brighton & Hove City Plan Part One (2016).
Julie Cattell, chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s planning committee, said: “This consultation is a way to involve everyone in a very important discussion about Shoreham Harbour.
“We want to do our best to accommodate local opinions in the project and so it’s important that as many people as possible take part in the consultation so that their voices can be heard and their views taken into consideration.”
Bob Lanzer, cabinet member for Highways and Transport at West Sussex County Council, added: “Shoreham Harbour plays an important role in the economy of the south east by supplying minerals for use in the construction industry.
“We welcome views on our plan to safeguard wharves for mineral transportation, while also meeting our aspirations for regeneration of the area.”
To take part or find out more about the project visit www.adur-worthing.gov.uk from Friday.
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