Regeneration consultation comes to end

S02712H12 Shoreham Harbour, looking east
S02712H12 Shoreham Harbour, looking east

THE ten-week public consultation on the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration draws to a close next Friday.

Carats Café Bar on Southwick Beach is the final venue to host the drop-in exhibition, which opened there today and runs until closing time on Easter Monday.

Consultation documents are also available to view at Adur Civic Centre, Nautilus House in Southwick, and libraries until Friday, April 25.

The consultation will help shape the framework for the regeneration of Shoreham Harbour over the next 15 to 20 years.

It also gives people the chance to have their say on how they use Southwick Beach and their thoughts for future use there.

The strategic objectives and policies in the Draft Joint Area Action Plan include new housing, employment and economy, and local environmental improvements.

The plans includes up to 1,450 new homes by 2031, with potential for a further 500 beyond the plan period.

Of these, 1,050 would be along the Western Harbour Arm in the Adur district and 400 in South Portslade and Aldrington Basin in Brighton and Hove.

In the business sector, the aim is to consolidate Shoreham Port operations into the Eastern Arm and Canal, creating approximately 21,500m2 of employment floorspace – 14,000m2 in Adur and 7,500m2 in Brighton and Hove.

This will help generate 1,500 to 1,700 new full-time jobs and create 500 jobs at the port.