Council wins coastal funding for the seafront

Plans to secure the long-term future of Brighton & Hove’s Madeira Terraces have moved a step closer with the announcement that the council has won £50,000 from the government’s Coastal Revival Fund.

The money will be spent on developing a long-term investment and regeneration plan for Madeira Terraces and the wider Madeira Drive area using specialist expertise.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s bid competed with 222 across the country for the £3 million fund.

Council leader Warren Morgan said: “We are delighted to have won this money against fierce competition. It will be put to good use, developing a viable, long-term plan to revive Madeira Terraces and Madeira Drive which are in desperate need of regeneration. It will play a key part in restoring the seafront, the city’s jewel in the crown.

“We have made progress on putting a project together to develop Madeira Terraces but there is no quick fix. This is a complex project that needs to be properly funded. The Coastal Revival funding will ensure there is a plan in place for investment and that the city will benefit from a workable and lasting scheme.”

Regenerating Brighton’s Grade II listed Madeira Terraces and Madeira Drive will also complement and help ensure the commercial success of other major developments on the seafront.