SUPPORT for a new slipway in Shoreham has been shown by county councillors.
Adur County Local Committee agreed on Thursday to include provision of a slipway in its new highways and transport priorities list.
It means a new slipway could become part of planned schemes for the future, probably around 2016 to 2018, if funding is approved.
Principal community officer Annette Harrison told the committee a new slipway would help improve tourism and trade.
Mike Wooldridge, from Shoreham Slipways Group, said they had been working towards a new slipway for ten years, ever since Ropetackle was made unusable because of the lack of parking.
He added: “We are delighted to see slipways mentioned. It is important for developing tourism and trade but it is also important for Sussex boat owners to be able to launch their boats like they used to be able to from Ropetackle.”
Adur CLC chairman Janet Mockridge said the committee wanted to show its support for the Shoreham Slipway Group and its efforts.
Mr Wooldridge said: “We are coming up to the selection of the site.
“The existing slipways don’t have parking provided, so we are looking at new sites and there are three available.”