Residents are invited to find out how plans for West Hove’s Kingsway to the Sea scheme are progressing. The £10m project will rejuvenate run down and underused spaces on the seafront between King Alfred Leisure Centre and Hove Lagoon.
Improved green spaces and new outdoor sports facilities, including sand sports, padel tennis, a skatepark, pump track and roller skate area, are proposed. Following a public consultation last year, the council has been working with community groups to develop ideas based on the feedback given.
See plans and meet the team
Two drop-in sessions will take place at the Ballroom, King Alfred Leisure Centre, Hove on
- Friday 20 May from 2-5pm
- Saturday 21 May from 9.30am -12.30pm
The events will include information stands on the plans to-date as well as upcoming work and the project vision and timeline.
Although the information sessions are not part of any formal planning engagement, there will be an opportunity to give feedback. Members of the project team will welcome visitors and be on hand to answer questions.
Information will also be available to view on the council’s website, for those unable to attend the sessions.
New outdoor leisure facilities and landscaping
Councillor Osborne, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture committee says: “The Kingsway to the Sea project offers a whole range of new outdoor leisure facilities and landscaped park areas for the local community and visitors to enjoy.
“Local groups’ involvement from the start has been invaluable and is helping to shape a scheme that will greatly improve the look and feel of the area as well as providing something for all age groups.
“These sessions are a great opportunity to see how plans are progressing. I hope as many people as possible will come along, ask questions and give feedback to the project team so we can continue making good progress together”.
Working with the community
Work on the ‘Kingsway to the Sea’ project began back in 2018 when the West Hove Forum approached the council to work on plans to develop the area.
Since then, council officers have been working with the West Hove Seafront Action Group (WHSAG) group whose members include local residents and representatives from businesses, clubs and voluntary organisations.