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£80 million harbour plan with potential to create 1,500 jobs approved

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An £80 million plan to complete a harbour development has been given the go-ahead - with hopes it will create 1,500 jobs.

The plan will turn Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour into a “top visitor destination” with new employment opportunities, new homes and supporting community infrastructure.

The plan, which was proposed in November last year, has been unanimously approved by Eastbourne Council.

The agreed plan will bring forward employment-generating activity including offices and other commercial development, 150 new homes and a range of facilities including a community hall, a park and two further significant open spaces.

Sovereign Harbour Limited expect the investment generated by the approved plans to be in excess of £80 million and there to be potential for the creation of 1,500 jobs.

A spokesman for Sovereign Harbour Limited said: “We are delighted that the plan has been unanimously approved and we now look forward helping the vision come to fruition.”

The proposals were drawn up by Sovereign Harbour Limited and were consulted on by Eastbourne Council, the residents of Sovereign Harbour and a working group of local representatives.

The working group included the area's MP, war councillors and the Sovereign Harbour Residents' Association (SHRA).

Jan Weeks, SHRA chairman, said: "This consent is the result of a considerable amount of work by a number of people.

“I'm more optimistic about the future of Sovereign Harbour than ever before.

“The SHRA team is looking forward to working with the borough council and the developers to create the sustainable community that residents have been waiting so long for."

Stephen Lloyd, Eastbourne MP, said: "After two years of numerous meetings and negotiations I am delighted the group has come up with a vision for the Harbour which will provide local residents along with the whole of Eastbourne and beyond a wonderful place to live, work and relax, a good job well done."

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6:46am Tue 22 Apr 14

rogerthefish says...

I must say as a Brightonian that Eastbourne Marina makes Brighton Marina looks like an overpopulated industrial estate.
I must say as a Brightonian that Eastbourne Marina makes Brighton Marina looks like an overpopulated industrial estate. rogerthefish
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8:31am Tue 22 Apr 14

Valentine anne says...

More affordable homes then? (I think not.)
More affordable homes then? (I think not.) Valentine anne
  • Score: 1

9:34am Tue 22 Apr 14

Tallywhacker says...

Harbour? Don't they mean marina. Can't remember seeing many super tankers or freighters making port at Eastbourne.
Harbour? Don't they mean marina. Can't remember seeing many super tankers or freighters making port at Eastbourne. Tallywhacker
  • Score: 4

10:28am Tue 22 Apr 14

harbourguy says...

Tallywhacker wrote:
Harbour? Don't they mean marina. Can't remember seeing many super tankers or freighters making port at Eastbourne.
lots of supertankers in Pagham Harbour as too, not
[quote][p][bold]Tallywhacker[/bold] wrote: Harbour? Don't they mean marina. Can't remember seeing many super tankers or freighters making port at Eastbourne.[/p][/quote]lots of supertankers in Pagham Harbour as too, not harbourguy
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3:28am Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

Valentine anne wrote:
More affordable homes then? (I think not.)
ohh the image looks lovely " very european.." even the half invisible car seems to be driving on the wrong side of road.. was he avoiding the pavement where that cycle is ..
what they say in this article is " 1,500 jobs. " WOW is that builders or what ... the homes will be built in 6 / 9 months maybe by local skilled craftspeople and then what some shops like Brighton Marina ?? Pleased for the area if it gets the go ahead but really more thought please homes that look like really enviromental build and also as another commentator made .. I must say as a Brightonian that Eastbourne Marina makes Brighton Marina looks like an overpopulated industrial estate. NO ALUMINUM FAST BUILD MASSIVE SHEDS .. yes AFFORDABLE Eastbourne LOL no way
[quote][p][bold]Valentine anne[/bold] wrote: More affordable homes then? (I think not.)[/p][/quote]ohh the image looks lovely " very european.." even the half invisible car seems to be driving on the wrong side of road.. was he avoiding the pavement where that cycle is .. what they say in this article is " 1,500 jobs. " WOW is that builders or what ... the homes will be built in 6 / 9 months maybe by local skilled craftspeople and then what some shops like Brighton Marina ?? Pleased for the area if it gets the go ahead but really more thought please homes that look like really enviromental build and also as another commentator made .. I must say as a Brightonian that Eastbourne Marina makes Brighton Marina looks like an overpopulated industrial estate. NO ALUMINUM FAST BUILD MASSIVE SHEDS .. yes AFFORDABLE Eastbourne LOL no way Mr chock
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7:31pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Sussex jim says...

!500 potential jobs for local skilled tradesmen!
Or, 1500 temporary jobs for visiting Bulgars or Romanians; who will go back home to use their income build holiday flats for other Europeans to rent?
!500 potential jobs for local skilled tradesmen! Or, 1500 temporary jobs for visiting Bulgars or Romanians; who will go back home to use their income build holiday flats for other Europeans to rent? Sussex jim
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