Public consultation starts on flood management

Shoreham Harbour
Shoreham Harbour

VIEWS are sought on flood management plans for Shoreham Harbour.

The four-week public consultation starts tomorrow, September 18, and runs until Wednesday, October 15.

Residents, businesses and other organisations across Adur, Brighton and Hove are being asked to share their views about managing flood risk in Shoreham Harbour.

The key area for flood defence work is the Western Harbour Arm, which runs from Adur Ferry Bridge in the west to Kingston Beach in the east.

The proposals have been produced by specialist flooding consultants JBA Consulting and Baca Architects on behalf of the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Partnership.

The aim is to ensure new flood defences are fully integrated with planned improvements, including a riverside walkway and cycle route. The guide states they must be be attractive, of high design quality and fit the overall aim of improving the relationship between the land and the River Adur.

Visit or go along to Adur Civic Centre in Shoreham, the Shoreham Port Authority headquarters Nautilus House, Shoreham Library or Southwick Library.

The Flood Risk Management Supplementary Planning Document will help steer development and will be used by prospective developers, planners and decision makers.

Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Partnership is made up of Adur District Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, West Sussex County Council, and the Shoreham Port Authority.