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• JULY 2018 •

THE RENAISSANCE IS COMING Shoreham Harbour Quarter set to be transformed into a vibrant, thriving waterfront destination.

Building a Health Hub of the Future £18.5 million investment brings modern primary care facility to central Worthing

Artist impression of Shoreham Harbour Quarter

YOUR UPDATE ON DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS ADUR AND WORTHING


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CONTENTS

CONTENTS WELCOME PAGE 4 - 7

COVER STORY: THE RENAISSANCE AW talks to Rodney Lunn, CEO of Shoreham Port about Shoreham Harbour Quarter

An intro from Brian Boggis & Kevin Jenkins.

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THE SHOREHAM HARBOUR QUARTER An overview of the Harbour project

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SEAFRONT SHELTER & CONCESSIONS Plans to turn a Worthing seafront shelter into a bright new restaurant

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ADUR CIVIC CENTRE Work is underway at the new ADC funded office block in Shoreham

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COVER STORY: ONE-STOP HEALTH HUB WBC's £18.5 million investment in health hub of the future

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SUSSEX YACHT CLUB A Radical vision for Shoreham river front moves forward

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COLONNADE HOUSE Making space for the tech brains of the future

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HIGHDOWN GARDENS New plans for the 8.5 acre site following £100k Heritage Lottery Fund win

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ADUR; THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

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WORTHING; THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS Shoreham Port

BuildingAW is produced by Adur & Worthing Councils.


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WELCOME

WELCOME BY BRIAN BOGGIS AND KEVIN JENKINS

Brian Boggis, Adur's Exec member for Regeneration.

Kevin Jenkins, Worthing's Exec member for Regeneration.

Contrary to popular belief, the regeneration of

It’s an obvious truth that if you want to

places takes time.

rebuild you have to pull down before you can put up.

But after 20 years of talking about the renaissance of Shoreham Harbour, I’m

That is what we are doing in Worthing.

delighted to say that the pieces are falling into place.

You can all see now that the old Teville Gate multi-storey car, the part of the site

Developments are coming forward, the Tidal

owned by us, has now been demolished.

Walls flood defence scheme is nearing completion, the port itself is investing in new

We did so to help clear the way for site

commercial space - all of this feeds into our

owners Mosaic to bring forward their

wider Joint Area Action Plan vision which is set

plans for an office, homes and retail

to be finalised in the next few months.

development called Station Square.

The regeneration of the industrial riverside is

As with Teville so with other sites across

at the heart of bringing more investment into

the borough.

area. But it will also have big benefits to our residents too.

Gradually we are bringing forward plans to improve our town, replacing old, worn-

The creation of a new pedestrian and cycle

out sites with schemes for jobs, homes,

link along the riverside will tie the whole vision

leisure and retail, helping to secure our

together while opening up land which has not

future.

been publicly accessible for decades. Welcome to the latest edition of Building The end result will be a major step forward in

AW, part of our commitment to keeping

a renaissance of Shoreham and Southwick,

residents and businesses informed of our

which will transform the area and the lifestyle

progress on this path to a better

of the people that live and work in these

Worthing.

communities.


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In this issue, BuildingAW puts the spotlight on developments down at the Shoreham Harbour Quarter. A Joint Area Action Plan is in place to deliver nothing less than the renaissance of the Harbour with partners Shoreham Port, Adur District Council, Brighton and Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council.

THE RENAISSANCE IS COMING On pages 8 & 9 we outline the various projects that are in the pipeline, but first we talk to Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive of Shoreham Port.

Shoreham is a 'Trust Port', what does that mean?

You've now developed a Port Authority Masterplan. What are its main aims and objectives?

Being a Trust Port means that we are an independent statutory body controlled by an independent board and governed by its own

We published our Masterplan in 2010, and completed a review and revision in 2017. The Port Masterplan was prepared by Hyder

unique legislation/act of parliament.

Consulting and the Port Management team, and sets out a practical and realistic forward

The Port has no shareholders and any financial surpluses are reinvested for the benefit of our

strategy and for proposals for growth of up to 25% over the 15-20 year life of the plan.

stakeholders.

The main aim of the Masterplan is to:

The role of the board and management team

Clarify the Port’s strategic planning for the

is to maintain, manage and develop the Port

medium and long term

for all of its stakeholders. We are conscious of the role that the Port plays as an economic driver and firmly believe in involving our stakeholders in all of our activities.

Assist regional and local planning bodies and transport network providers, in preparing and revising their own development strategies

Inform port users, employees and local communities of how they can expect to see the Port develop over the coming years


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Artist impression of Free Wharf

The objectives of the Masterplans are:

Be fit for purpose – efficient, flexible and

Rodney Lunn, Shoreham Port CEO

"THE PORT PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE AS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER..." Rodney Lunn, CEO of Shoreham Port

sustainable; meet the changing needs of

One of the properties purchased recently is

existing and new customer; safeguard

Maritime House, a 20,000 square foot serviced

essential port operations e.g. importing

office centre at Aldrington Basin. The property

aggregates; enhance the Port’s role in the

was put on the market as a residential

local community especially in terms of jobs;

development opportunity.

improve the environment and protect valuable local amenities.

With the assistance of a grant from Coast to

How are you making most effective use of your land to create new employment opportunities?

Capital we bought it to prevent residential units adjacent to operational terminals and the eviction of 36 tenant companies and potential loss of many jobs. The building provides 55

In line with our Masterplan, we are doing this by buying and letting out privately owned

lettable office suites and adds a new flexible offering for growing local businesses.

property in the eastern arm of the port to add to our commercial portfolio. This year we have started developing appropriate sites to create new business units.

After growing the estate by buying property, we will continue to add further units to accommodate new tenants. Lady Bee Enterprise Centre will be a new


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contd... commercial estate of 14 units at

On the land between the two we intend to

Southwick, north of the lock gates. The units

build new commercial units for local small

will have a versatile layout to attract local

businesses. We can provide an extensive

industrial and office occupiers.

range of unit types and sizes. Maritime House is an incubator for fledgling businesses that

In keeping with our sustainability and

grow and move into larger premises within

environmental ambitions the roofs are designed to maximise the number of solar panels and the centre will feature a separate

our estate. We hope to add to our reputation for such success stories.

building for recycling and bike storage. The second element of our comprehensive

The only disused area of land within the Port

improvement plan for the Lady Bee Marina

is Britannia Wharf. We hope an agreement

area is to invest in the currently empty units

can be reached this year and the Britannia

fronting the A259.

will become operational and a base of employment once more.

They will be reroofed and clad and will add another four occupiers to our tenant portfolio.

Tell us about the whole plan, your schemes and the overall Joint Area Action Plan? We have worked closely with the local authorities in the development of the Joint Area Action Plan through our membership of the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Partnership. The aims of the JAAP and our Masterplan reflect one another, meaning that decisions support the aims of all parties.

Nowhere is this teamwork more apparent than the Western Harbour Arm. This area was earmarked for significant change with the relocation of existing industrial uses and Artist impression of Free Wharf

The surrounding buildings will then be

the redevelopment of the land for substantial new residential and employment uses.

improved, public areas and lighting upgraded and new pontoons are planned for the marina. Lady Bee Marina will be revitalised as an attractive waterfront destination for Southwick.

Our second development site will link Maritime House to the adjacent Hove Enterprise Centre, creating a significant business hub.

"LADY BEE MARINA WILL BE REVITALISED AS AN ATTRACTIVE WATERFRONT DESTINATION FOR SOUTHWICK"


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Our involvement in this project to provide

We are on track to create new commercial

much needed housing and business space

space, invest in port facilities and infrastructure

consists of the sale of Kingston Wharf and our

and generate jobs within a relatively short time

interest in Free Wharf. Free Wharf is leading the way so far, with a successful application for 540 homes and commercial space by

frame. As well as contributing to wide scale regeneration, our work will develop the increased capacity required to achieve 25%

Southern Housing Group.

"PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE FASTER THAN ANTICIPATED"

growth in trade over the Masterplan period.

What are your own personal ambitions? One of the challenges we have is recruiting youngsters into the Maritime Industry, thus one

This Masterplan accomplishment provides a

of my ambitions has been to raise awareness in

domino effect for other targets. Funds

the local schools about what happens in the

received from the sale of our land will be used to acquire property, develop new commercial

Port and get them enthused about trade and Ports.

units and make other improvements within the core Eastern Arm of the Port, thus maintaining/increasing our overall land bank.

95% of the goods we import come by ship, yet very people appreciate this. Hence, we run a

Can you tell us your vision for the Port what will it look at feel like in 10 years time?

week of boat tours in July for school children in the morning and the general public/business groups in the afternoon and everyone is

The next ten years will be as busy as the last. At this stage we have an excellent track record of success and progress has been made faster than anticipated.

CGI impression of Lady Bee Marina

amazed what goes on behind the scenes.

BAW.

More from Shoreham Harbour Quarter continues on pages 8 & 9


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HARBOUR OVERVIEW Adur District Council’s long-term ambition to

Shoreham Port Authority is consolidating

regenerate Shoreham Harbour Quarter and create

operations and improving facilities in the eastern

new high-quality residential and commercial area

end of the harbour. This creates an opportunity

with riverside promenade and cycle path is now

to redevelop vacant and underused sites to

moving forward at pace.

provide new workplaces and homes. The largest area of development is at the Western Harbour

The Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan is

Arm, between Shoreham town centre and

intended to guide development in the area and has

Kingston Beach.

seen the council working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, West Sussex County Council and Shoreham Port Authority to bring forward proposals for delivering the regeneration of the Harbour.

There are also development sites at Southwick, and across the Brighton & Hove boundary at South Portslade and Aldrington Basin.

In December 2017 the Council’s Local Plan was adopted and this identified Shoreham Harbour as a broad location for over 1,000 new homes. In May 2018 the Action Plan was was presented to the government - and even though it has yet to be approved by Whitehall, work on transforming the area is making real progress.

CASE STUDIES

As well as the new development, proposals include new flood defences along the river and coast; new and improved routes for cyclists and pedestrians (see page 13);

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MARITIME HOUSE Maritime House is a fully serviced business centre, made up of 1,100m2 offices and 500m2 workshop and studio space. The thriving centre is home to over thirty small and medium enterprises. These businesses and the jobs they provide were under threat as the building could have been converted to flats.

Shoreham Port Authority purchased Maritime House in 2017 with the support of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The Port Authority is investing in improvements to the building and facilities to secure its future as a successful centre for business.

LADY BEE ENTERPRISE CENTRE AND MARINA Adur DC has approved a proposal by Shoreham Port Authority to develop 14 light, versatile industrial units suitable for a range of business types. A few minutes from Southwick station, these units will provide jobs close to connections for commuters.

The development of Lady bee Enterprise Centre is one of the main priorities in the Port Masterplan, and in the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan.

Roof mounted solar panels will further increase the generation of energy at the harbour. Further plans in the area are to upgrade the lock gates and crossing to Southwick Beach, and to improve and extend Lady Bee Marina.


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renewable energy generation to provide low

Flood defences lasting more than 100 years will

carbon and affordable energy and heat; new

also be provided at the former Minelco site.

green spaces and wildlife corridors; and transport improvements to roads and junctions.

Further towards the town work on transforming the former Parcelforce site is nearing completion.

£30 million scheme will see 132 flats created

Southern Housing has permission, subject to a

The

legal agreement, to build 540 homes - 162 of

in a six storey development.

which will be affordable - on a site known as Free Wharf in Brighton Road.

In the other direction, revised proposals for the Howard Kent site near the Kingston lighthouse

The former aggregate-processing site on

and the Stamco site next to it are being

the western arm of the harbour will become a

developed for more homes, retail and

collection of ten buildings

restaurant/cafe space.

and will also include commercial spaces that will provide 200 new jobs, as well as amenities and facilities

PORT FACTS

that will positively benefit Adur’s existing local community.

In 2017 there were 1,626 commercial shipping

In addition to the riverside pedestrian and cycle route, the developers will create mooring platforms and an observation

movements including 330 fishing vessels and 781 commercial ships

platform at the end of Humphrey's Gap.

11,819 leisure vessels went

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

out to sea and returned to

Shoreham Harbour is already a significant hub for renewable

the port in 2017

energy. The port is home to over 9,000 solar panels, and an aim to increase this to 15,000. In 2016, two wind turbines were installed to power the port’s pump house. These have significantly reduced the port’s carbon footprint.

1,600 people are employed within the footprint of the port

The councils are working to ensure that new development meets high standards of sustainability. As part of this commitment, the councils are considering the development of a district heat network to provide affordable, low cost and low carbon heating

Shoreham Port employs 105 people, up 28% since 2016

to new development at Shoreham Harbour and the town centre.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Protecting and enhancing the natural environment is a very important part of the regeneration project, with two new pocket parks already completed in Southwick and Fishersgate.

0.5% of our revenue is donated to charitable causes by our CSR committee

Improvement to the embankments next to Hove Lagoon is underway with a landscaping and public art project.

Over the coming months the councils will be developing an action

Shoreham Power Station supports enough solar panel

plan for green infrastructure. Green spaces alongside the A259

and wind turbine energy to

and other roads will be improved and connected to provide new

supply over 800 homes

open space, wildlife corridors. These can also help to manage the noise and air quality impacts of this busy road.


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SEAFRONT SHELTERS & CONCESSIONS Below is the first image of plans to turn a Worthing seafront shelter into a bright new restaurant.

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James Morse, director of Nextcolour, said: "We are delighted to be part of the rejuvenation of Worthing seafront. Worthing is a great town and we hope our development will be seen positively as making it a great regional destination."

Councillor Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Regeneration, said: "As a council we are determined to drive

Bistrot Pierre, who have premises in south Wales, Birmingham, Nottingham and Bath, have been granted a long-term lease by Worthing Borough Council to convert and expand the structure

through significant improvements to our seafront offer. We will not sit still but want to modernise our offer while not forgetting its traditional delights."

opposite West Buildings into a restaurant overlooking the beach.

A second shelter - near Steyne Gardens - was also offered to would-be-developers last

The image was released as developer Nextcolour Ltd presented plans to the public last month at St Paul's in Chapel Road, Worthing.

Residents and businesses were among those to view the proposals. The next step is for a planning application to be submitted.

The event, which was run by Worthing-based ECE Planning, also allowed members of the public to ask questions about the scheme.

Artist impression of how Bistrot Pierre could look

year. An announcement on the winning bidder is expected in the coming weeks.

"WE HOPE OUR DEVELOPMENT WILL BE SEEN POSITIVELY AS MAKING [WORTHING] A GREAT REGIONAL DESTINATION."


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ADUR CIVIC CENTRE Work is underway on a new Adur District Councilfunded office block in Shoreham which will generate a return for the taxpayer and see hundreds of private jobs retained in the area.

In a bid to boost the local economy, the local authority is creating a new

Plans for new office block at Adur Civic Centre site

£9.5 million

development on the former Civic Centre car park in Ham Road.

In what is a rare move, the council will then lease the four-storey building to growing communications company Focus Group, who will relocate from their current base in Southwick.

"GOOD NEWS FOR LOCAL BUSINESS, GOOD NEWS FOR TAXPAYERS AND GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITIES"

Groundworks have been ongoing since the project started in March and a steel frame began to be erected in June as construction teams begin to push on with the scheme.

Councillor Neil Parkin, Leader of Adur District Council, said: “I’m delighted to see this project move forward so quickly. It underlines our commitment of looking at innovative ways to

support local businesses while providing value for money for taxpayers.

“This move not only is good news for a local business and good news for taxpayers; it is also good for our communities. People need places to work as well as places to live and keeping a growing national company like Focus in our area is a big boost to our local economy.”

The development will bring back into use the car park site which has been largely vacant since the Civic Centre closed in 2013.

The project, which has been supported by

£1.8

million of funding from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and is being overseen by Wilmott Dixon, will be complete by early 2019.

Focus will then move into the office block, ensuring the retention of 250 jobs in the area while allowing it to continue to grow - with Councillor Neil Parkin, Leader of Adur District Council, on site at Adur Civic Centre

hopes of a further 200 posts created in the first 18 months of occupation.


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ONE STOP HEALTH HUB PLANS FOR A NEW HEALTH HUB IN THE CENTRE OF WORTHING ARE SET TO BE FINALISED AND SUBMITTED IN A MATTER OF MONTHS. Plans for a new health hub in the centre of Worthing

“Worthing needs new, modern health facilities that

are set to be finalised and submitted in a matter of

are large enough to cater for our growing

months.

population and will ensure residents receive the best possible public services.”

In a bid to make best use of its land and improve the quality of care received by patients, Worthing

The 1.5 hectare site on the corner of Stoke Abbott

Borough Council is working with NHS providers to

Road and Christchurch Road is currently used for

develop a proposal to create a one-stop hub on the

parking by town hall staff.

town hall car park in Stoke Abbott Road.

"WORTHING NEEDS NEW, MODERN HEALTH FACILITIES THAT ARE LARGE ENOUGH TO CATER FOR OUR GROWING POPULATION"

A conceptual view of what plans for a new NHS hub on land at Worthing Town Hall could look like

The

£18.5 million investment in public services could

The plan was given initial backing by councillors in

see brand new facilities providing primary care, such

December 2016, who released funding received

as GP surgeries, alongside mental health and

through the Cabinet Office's One Public Estate

community services.

programme.

It is part of an ongoing project by the council to work

Since then officers have been working with partners

closely with health providers in the town to deliver

in the NHS and the community to investigate the

better services and help them enjoy healthier and

feasibility of a proposed development.

longer lives. Initial plans were presented at a public consultation Councillor Dan Humphreys, Leader of Worthing

earlier this year. Comments are being used to help

Borough Council, said: “This is an excellent example

shape the final development before a planning

of how the council is using its resources and excellent

application is submitted to Worthing Borough

relationships with health sector partners to invest in

Council later this year.

our town.

Work could start in spring 2019 with the building complete by the end of 2020.


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SUSSEX YACHT CLUB A RADICAL VISION TO OPEN UP SHOREHAM’S RIVERFRONT TO CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS WHILE REDUCING THE RISK OF FLOODING WILL TAKE A MAJOR STEP FORWARD THANKS TO ADUR DISTRICT COUNCIL AND SUSSEX YACHT CLUB. As part of a wide-reaching plan, the local

The local authority will then demolish the

authority wants to transform the industrial units

existing building, which is at the northern end of

along the River Adur’s Western Harbour Arm into

the Adur Ferry Bridge, and build new flood

new homes and workspaces with an expansive

defences along with a riverside cycle and

waterfront promenade.

pedestrian route.

However, one of the obstacles in delivering this

The project, which is costing up to

has been the location of the current Sussex

will transform the surrounding area for

Yacht Club (SYC) building in Brighton Road,

thousands of residents and visitors to the town.

£4.7 million,

which is regarded as a key weakness in flood defences.

The project will be funded by

£3.5 million from

the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise To reduce the risk of flooding to the town and

Partnership and up to

neighbouring properties while encouraging

Environment Agency.

£1.2 million from the

private investment in the area, Adur District Council has now struck a deal with the club. This

The flood prevention work, along with footpath

will see the local authority buy some of the

and cycleway, could be complete by 2021,

club's and with the proceeds being used by SYC

subject to planning permission being granted.

to construct a new clubhouse.

Proposed new club house for Sussex Yacht Club


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EXPAND & PROSPER AT COLONNADE HOUSE A THRIVING CREATIVE HUB IN THE HEART OF WORTHING COULD BE EXPANDED TO HOUSE THE TECHNOLOGY BRAINS OF THE FUTURE UNDER PLANS UNVEILED BY WORTHING BOROUGH COUNCIL. Artists, musicians, innovators and designers are

“We want to build on that success and expand

among those to have blossomed after

our offer to nurture some of the amazing

Colonnade House opened to the public in

creative and digital talent in our town. By

October 2016.

blending digital and creative spaces in a single project we hope to be able give these growing

In order to build on the success, the Council has

sectors a base from which to expand and

developed six-figure plans to expand the

prosper.

complex to also accommodate digital businesses.

“As well as creating jobs for the future, our plan also has the added benefit of refurbishing two

The proposal would see the purchase and

town centre buildings which have historic and

refurbishment of two neighbouring buildings in

architectural interest.”

High Street, with works potentially starting next year.

The three-storey building would be connected to top-of-the-range gigabit broadband infrastructure before the flexible office space is rented out to burgeoning businesses in both the digital and creative sectors, which council leaders believe will generate jobs and growth in

"THE BENEFITS TO OUR CREATIVE AND ARTISTIC SECTOR HAS BEEN IMMEASURABLE." Martin Randall, Adur & Worthing Councils' Director for the Economy

priority industries for the town. Councillors have backed an

£800,000

Martin Randall, Adur & Worthing Councils'

partnership bid to the European Regional

Director for the Economy, said: “Since we

Development Fund which would pay for the full

opened Colonnade House, the benefits to our

refurbishment. A decision on the funding bid

creative and artistic sector has been

would be made next year with work potentially

immeasurable.

starting soon after.


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HIGHDOWN GARDENS Work to preserve the future of Worthing's world-famous gardens at Highdown continues at great pace with the help of a successful lottery bid.

The gardens, internationally important because they are home to hundreds of rare and exotic plants and trees uniquely grown on chalk soil, are visited by tens of thousands of people every year.

Worthing Borough Council, which owns and maintains the gardens, has successfully applied for Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money to develop a long-term survival plan for the landmark which is open free to the public. The Council now has a year to bring together more research and costing for the projects, involve partners and then submit a full second round application for the full cost of the scheme.

A project leader has now been appointed and he will work with consultants develop a new visitor experience for the thousands of people that visit Highdown each year.

The Fund has awarded almost ÂŁ100,000 to the Council to develop a new plan for the 8.5 acregardens which will include; Action to preserve plants which could be crucial to stopping extremely rare specimens becoming extinct

The establishment of breeding processes to ensure the survival of the rare plants.

The building of a new visitor centre to tell the story of the gardens and its surrounding landscape

Plans to tell the fascinating story of the originator of the gardens, Sir Frederick Stern, and his contribution to worldwide horticulture

Proposals to develop community ownership of the gardens through a full volunteer programme

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SUNBEAM & LUXOR SUNBEAM FLATS, LANCING The Sunbeam apartments are a collection of 32 modern two and three-bedroom homes, situated only a stone’s throw from the seafront in Lancing. Developer Roffey Homes is behind the plans for the site in South Street which used to be the Bell and Sunbeam residential home.

WHAT'S NEW? The concrete frame is now complete and teams are working towards completing the redevelopment in the coming months.

LUXOR The former cinema in the heart of Lancing has been saved after Adur Council worked with developers to preserve the facade of the Art Deco building in South Street. A proposal to convert it into 12 flats and a ground-floor shop was approved by planners in October 2017.

WHAT'S NEW? Work on the redevelopment is underway with new retail tenants already approved.

The concrete frame of Sunbeam Apartments


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BEACH GREEN & ADUR TIDAL WALLS

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BEACH GREEN Adur District Council struck a deal last year with internationally-renowned firm Boxpark, working in conjunction with Big Beach Cafe in Hove Lagoon, to create a new community cafe at the derelict toilet block in Shoreham’s Beach Green.

WHAT'S NEW? An exclusivity agreement has been signed between the local authority and the Boxpark team. Plans are being developed with a consultation in the coming months. ADUR TIDAL WALLS The Environment Agency is leading on 7.2km of defences along the River Adur between Shoreham Fort and the A27.

Once complete, the scheme will will significantly reduce flood risk to more than 2,300 properties in Shoreham and East Lancing, as well as protecting important local infrastructure including roads, the railway line and Shoreham Airport.

WHAT'S NEW? The scheme is separated into 10 reaches, or lengths of the estuarine bank. Work has started on eight of these sections. River Adur Tidal Walls project in progressÂ


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POND ROAD & ALBION STREET

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POND ROAD, SHOREHAM The Burrscrofte care home, which is owned by West Sussex County Council, was closed in 2007. Since then, plans to redevelop the site as part of a wider redevelopment with the library and health centre have stalled.

WHAT'S NEW? The site is included in the county council’s One Public Estate programme. It is working with Adur District Council to create a new and enhanced health, library and other public services. Any surplus land will be redeveloped for housing. ALBION STREET, SOUTHWICK Adur District Council is working with a private company to redevelop a stretch of local authority owned properties in Southwick which are no longer fit for purpose.

It will see 53 modern and energy efficient one and two-bedroom properties created on the land. 14 of these will be affordable, becoming the first new council homes to be built in Adur for more than 20 years. Underground and ground-level parking will also be provided.

CGI impression of Albion Street

WHAT'S NEW? A public consultation on the plans took place in March and a planning application is due to be submitted in the coming weeks.


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ROPETACKLE NORTH & WEST SOMPTING

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ROPETACKLE NORTH Hyde Housing bought the 2.69 hectare site north of the railway bridge along the River Adur in Shoreham in July 2015. Planning permission has been secured for 120 new, high quality homes, a focal point riverside café, a food convenience store and new flood defences along with a river walk.

WHAT'S NEW? Demolition of the current site was completed in 2016 and construction is underway. WEST SOMPTING Persimmon Homes and the Sompting Estate Trustees are behind the proposals which is on land earmarked for development in the Adur Local Plan. Plans to create 520 homes on land west of Sompting were presented to the public last year.

WHAT'S NEW? Developers hope to submit a planning application to Adur District Council shortly. The proposed application will consist of a hybrid application, which will include an outline application for the full site and a detailed proposal for the first 100 new homes. Artist impression of Ropetackle North. The Hyde Group©


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Updates from Worthing


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PUBLIC REALM & UNION PLACE

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PUBLIC REALM Up to ÂŁ5 million has been allocated to redesign Worthing town centre from the station to the seafront. Led and initially funded by West Sussex County Council, it could see more open continental-style boulevard walkways, pedestrianisation, tree plantings, new contrasting paving designs, courtyards and a new piazza to soften the streetscape of the town.

WHAT'S NEW? The county council, working in partnership with Worthing Borough Council, will pursue the most adventurous options for South Street and Portland Road from last year's options appraisal. Detailed design work is taking place over the summer with a public consultation expected in the Autumn. UNION PLACE For years, the prominent town centre site, which used to house a police station, has sat dormant as viable schemes to revamp the area failed to materialise. Worthing Borough Council bought the land in January, adding it wants to bring forward major plans within the next 12 months. snalp mlaeR cilbuP ,noisserpmI tsitrA

WHAT'S NEW? The council has joined forces with prestigious governmentbacked development company LCR to bring a development forward. The land-pooling arrangement will see the council retain ownership of the majority of the land and continue to operate the car park. Detailed plans are being drawn up.


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DECOY FARM & WEST DURRINGTON

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DECOY FARM The 7.7 hectare site off Dominion Way in east Worthing used to be a landfill site. It is designated for employment use, with the hope of creating space for existing firms within the local area to relocate.

WHAT'S NEW? The Council has appointed specialist consultants to assess the best strategy to bring the contaminated site back into use and list off-site highway improvements to redevelop the site for industrial purposes. In the short-term the council is helping local businesses in the area to relocate.

WEST DURRINGTON The West Durrington Consortium – made up of Heron, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes – is behind the plans for more than 1,000 homes along with a community centre and extensions to local medical facilities.

A planning application for 340 dwellings (Phase II) was approved in December.

WHAT'S NEW? Construction on the first phase of 700 homes continues. Plans for a new church on land near Tesco were approved by councillors in June. Artist impression of new homes in West Durrington


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TEVILLE GATE

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For years, the privately-owned multi-storey and surrounding buildings at Teville Gate have been an eyesore for residents and visitors to the town. To save taxpayers money in the long run, the local authority is stepping in to demolish the outdated and expensive-to-maintain 1960s car park which it leases on the land.

WHAT'S NEW? Work on demolishing the site is well underway. The car park has been fully dismantled and reduced to rubble. Meanwhile, the private developer Mosaic is looking to bring forward firm plans for the wider redevelopment of the site. GIGABIT Adur & Worthing Councils is working with West Sussex County Council to bring full fibre technology - which provides data at speeds approaching one gigabit per second - to public services across the area.

Businesses, schools and hospitals in the pilot area will be the first to try out the technology.

WHAT'S NEW? West Sussex, with Adur and Worthing at the forefront, was chosen as one of six areas in the UK to try out the country's fastest broadband by the government last year.

The Teville Gate site

A contract has now been signed with CityFibre, the UK's leading provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure with work building the infrastructure beginning from August.


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BROOKLANDS PARK Five Rivers Environmental was awarded a contract to carry out the environmental work to revitalise the lake at the heart of the park in Brighton Road last summer. The aim was to dredge the lake and create new banks and an extra islands which will encourage wildlife to return to the area.

WHAT'S NEW? The work to drain and relandscape the lake is now complete with wildlife already returning. Fencing will remain in place until autumn to allow the banks and planting to reestablish. The Council has also employed landscape architectural consultants Chris Blandford Associates to produce a masterplan for the entire landmark park. Full plans will follow. BUNCE'S, CHAPEL ROAD Plans to turn the former hardware shop site into 32 homes were approved by planners last year. Developer Rocco Homes is behind the scheme while Bunce’s has relocated to Portland Road, with a trade counter in East Worthing.

WHAT'S NEW? Work on demolishing the site is well underway with construction to start in the coming months. Brooklands Park