17 February 2014

Have your say on Shoreham Harbour area

Residents, businesses and other organisations in Adur and Brighton & Hove are being invited to give their views on a Joint Area Action Plan for Shoreham Harbour.

The draft plan sets out proposals for the area’s regeneration over the next 15 years which includes around 1,450 homes, new employment space and upgraded flood defences. It also provides for improvements to transport infrastructure, public spaces, community and leisure facilities and conservation of environmental and historic features. The plan also recognises the importance of Shoreham Port as a major employer in the area and the role it will play in the local economy.

The area covered by the plan stretches from the new Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham to Hove Lagoon. The plan has been drawn up jointly between Adur District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council, working closely with Shoreham Port Authority.

Consultation begins on 17 February and continues for 10 weeks until 25 April.

Copies of the Draft Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan will be available in public buildings in Shoreham, Southwick, Fishersgate, Portslade and Hove and can be viewed online at http://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/shoreham-harbour-regeneration/consultation/ where people can also take part in the consultation and see where public exhibitions are taking place.

Responses received during the consultation will help the local authorities identify areas for further work and ensure that communities can influence plans for the future. The final plan will be submitted to the government next year.

Councillor Jason Kitcat, leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, said: “Shoreham Port is unique to our area and plays an important part in the local economy. We are working together to realise its potential for the benefit of residents and businesses. The Plan encourages high quality, sustainable development that will make best use of resources to provide homes and jobs.”

Councillor Pat Beresford, Adur District Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “This Draft Plan represents the future direction for the areas of traditional port land no longer required for Shoreham Harbour activities. It is a marvellous opportunity for the residents of Adur to shape the future use of this land to provide both new homes and new jobs. The Council Members have gone through the Draft Plan and now we look forward to hearing the views of our residents."

Councillor Pieter Montyn, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “It is vital we hear from members of the public, including businesses, about their views on this draft plan. Shoreham Port plays an important part in supporting and boosting the West Sussex economy and these views will help us to get this right.”

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