Shoreham port's redevelopment blueprint drawn up

The Argus: Shoreham port's redevelopment blueprint drawn up Shoreham port's redevelopment blueprint drawn up

REDEVELOPMENT plans to transform the area around one of the county’s biggest ports are to move a step closer.

Shoreham Port, which stretches from West Hove to the mouth of the River Adur, is seen by leaders across Sussex as a key place to build much-needed homes and office space.

As part of wider redevelopment of the area, Brighton and Hove City Council is to draw up a blueprint which will guide developers in producing firmer proposals.

Guide investment Locals have cautiously welcomed the news, adding they hope any plans will be realistic and not harmful to the current area.

The planning brief ’s aim, which covers the Aldrington Basin, off Kingsway, and the South Portslade industrial area, is to guide investment and interest from developers.

On the council’s wish-list are 400 homes and the creation of about 10,000sqm of employment space.

The council also wants to see Aldrington Basin, which starts at Hove Lagoon, become a “gateway” to the port and improve the A259 coastal road, cycle routes and connections with Hove seafront and the lagoon.

However, the local authority said the brief was “not prescriptive”.

These targets could alter as the City Plan, which will guide development in Brighton and Hove until 2030, will not be drawn up by councillors until the end of this month.

Ward councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn said: “It’s essential that whatever is proposed has to be realistic and has to have a realistic chance of success.”

Mike Sharman, chairman of Kingsway and West Hove Residents’ Association, said it was aware of the brief and had submitted a response.

Within this, the group, which was set up to oppose the Portzed ecodevelopment three years ago, said it was keen to ensure the character of its area is respected, adding it was currently undervalued.

Approval for the planning brief is expected to be granted by the council’s economic development and cul- ture committee next week.

This will spark six weeks of public consultation before the brief is finalised.

The Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Partnership includes Adur District Council, the city council, West Sussex County Council and Shoreham Port Authority.

Adur District Council is to create a separate planning brief for the Western Harbour Arm.

This has been identified as the other key area for growth in the area.

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9:51pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Hove Actually says...

Isn't most of it already full of in use business units or in West Sussex?
Isn't most of it already full of in use business units or in West Sussex? Hove Actually

11:34pm Fri 4 Jan 13

twigley says...

The council will draw up a blueprint which will be so prescriptive that nothing will be commercially viable - as the the Hove station 'development'.
The council will draw up a blueprint which will be so prescriptive that nothing will be commercially viable - as the the Hove station 'development'. twigley

8:50am Sat 5 Jan 13

john5001 says...

yet more bloody little flats
yet more bloody little flats john5001

10:14am Sat 5 Jan 13

Mrs Newcastle says...

If you look back in history you will see that in the past the south coast has a few tsunamis and great storms. I don't think building homes below the natural cliff line is a good idea.
If you look back in history you will see that in the past the south coast has a few tsunamis and great storms. I don't think building homes below the natural cliff line is a good idea. Mrs Newcastle

10:33am Sat 5 Jan 13

plantwoman says...

As it seems to be the norm to rename everything to include the word 'Brighton' these days - are we now going to see Brighton and Hove harbour? I do hope not!
As it seems to be the norm to rename everything to include the word 'Brighton' these days - are we now going to see Brighton and Hove harbour? I do hope not! plantwoman

3:18pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Ted-Kelly1 says...

Since moving to Shoreham 13 years ago, I have accumulated a box-file of brochures of planning-proposals for the Shoreham Port area. The combined cost of the feasability-studies, consultancy-fees, brochure design-and-productio
n and public-consultation for these proposals has run into many millions of pounds. The two big problems causing difficulties for these grandious schemes are 1/: Transport links and 2/: I understand that the Port Authority is legally bound to maximise use of and income from, the Port. Apparently, that means any harbour-side land lost, even at a considerable financial gain, must be replaced elsewhere. One proposal was to reclaim land outside the Harbour, immediately east of the harbour-mouth. Having witnessed the doubling (at the very least!) of traffic on the A259 since we moved here, a transport-link to the A27 is a major pre-requisite before any plans are considered.
Since moving to Shoreham 13 years ago, I have accumulated a box-file of brochures of planning-proposals for the Shoreham Port area. The combined cost of the feasability-studies, consultancy-fees, brochure design-and-productio n and public-consultation for these proposals has run into many millions of pounds. The two big problems causing difficulties for these grandious schemes are 1/: Transport links and 2/: I understand that the Port Authority is legally bound to maximise use of and income from, the Port. Apparently, that means any harbour-side land lost, even at a considerable financial gain, must be replaced elsewhere. One proposal was to reclaim land outside the Harbour, immediately east of the harbour-mouth. Having witnessed the doubling (at the very least!) of traffic on the A259 since we moved here, a transport-link to the A27 is a major pre-requisite before any plans are considered. Ted-Kelly1

6:07pm Sat 5 Jan 13

bug eye says...

a new lorry road link to and from the harbour must take place before any development, you cannot have hgvs 24/7 travelling up and down Kingsway around the lagoon and loop back to the harbour and develop the area for leisure and homes. the lorries are noisy, stink, dangerous, cause congestion and pollution. aldrington basin could be nice if they do not treat it like brighton marina with too many ugly boxy flats and terrible corporate retail units, no asda or mcdonalds, this should be for independents only like the current FISH shop. the harbour would also need to get rid of skip it and tidy up the ugly old sheds. that end with millionaires row so close should be a desirable high end development homes and leisure to be any different from anywhere else and to contrast the marina at the other end of the seafront.
a new lorry road link to and from the harbour must take place before any development, you cannot have hgvs 24/7 travelling up and down Kingsway around the lagoon and loop back to the harbour and develop the area for leisure and homes. the lorries are noisy, stink, dangerous, cause congestion and pollution. aldrington basin could be nice if they do not treat it like brighton marina with too many ugly boxy flats and terrible corporate retail units, no asda or mcdonalds, this should be for independents only like the current FISH shop. the harbour would also need to get rid of skip it and tidy up the ugly old sheds. that end with millionaires row so close should be a desirable high end development homes and leisure to be any different from anywhere else and to contrast the marina at the other end of the seafront. bug eye

11:05pm Sat 5 Jan 13

rightback says...

Brace yourself Shoreham, you're in for buildings that resemble crushed cans, more boxes....oops, sorry I meant new homes and other "iconic buildings". And isn't it high time we recreated the biggest, lunatic idea ever proposed for an area and that is to turn Shoreham Airport into Brighton International Airport, capable of accomodating jumbo jets!!! Now all that should keep the planning departments in employment and the Argus letters page fit to burst!
Brace yourself Shoreham, you're in for buildings that resemble crushed cans, more boxes....oops, sorry I meant new homes and other "iconic buildings". And isn't it high time we recreated the biggest, lunatic idea ever proposed for an area and that is to turn Shoreham Airport into Brighton International Airport, capable of accomodating jumbo jets!!! Now all that should keep the planning departments in employment and the Argus letters page fit to burst! rightback

10:15am Sun 6 Jan 13

paul fish says...

what of public opinion will anyone really have a say.
what of public opinion will anyone really have a say. paul fish

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