Newhaven Port seeks planning permission to expand its harbour area, creating up to 150 jobs

Newhaven's port area

Newhaven's port area

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A KEY Sussex port is hoping to expand after years of decline, generating new jobs.

Newhaven Port has put forward proposals for new port facilities and set a date for a public exhibition.

One of its hopes is to increase the amount of marine traffic using the port but it has limited quayside space to support this.

To this end, Newhaven Port and Properties (NPP), the harbour authority, is submitting a planning application to build a new, multi-purpose, quayside of up to 300 metres in length at the southern end of the port.

It says this will also have the benefit of widening the current restricted access to the inner harbour and ferry terminal.

The new quayside, if approved, will be used for accommodating a variety of vessels and cargo.

NPP has also revealed it could potentially be a future replacement for the existing ferry terminal.

Building and running the new port is estimated to generate a further 150 jobs.

In tandem with this move, NPP also intends to move towards cleaner technology and renewable energy.

Associated with the new quayside, and part of the same planning application, NPP wants to clear and level some of the land behind it to provide a flat area for managing cargo and associated port activities.

The maximum area set to be cleared is about three hectares.

NPP says none of the proposed area is within, or adjacent to, the South Downs National Park or the Tide Mills archaeological site.

If the works go ahead, part of a footpath would need to be diverted, though NPP says the proposed new route will provide more direct access to the foreshore and the East Pier.

NPP hopes the move would bring another round of marine and renewable energy companies to Newhaven.

A public consultation on the proposal runs on October 14 at the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven from from 2pm to 8pm.

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8:55am Fri 5 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

That should out an end to the Beach protects once and for all, extending the restricted access area.... 150jobs..., no contest... Now...GET OFF THEIR LAMD YOU FILTHY UNEMPLOYED GETS
That should out an end to the Beach protects once and for all, extending the restricted access area.... 150jobs..., no contest... Now...GET OFF THEIR LAMD YOU FILTHY UNEMPLOYED GETS Valentinian
  • Score: -38

10:35am Fri 5 Sep 14

monkeymoo says...

Valentinian wrote:
That should out an end to the Beach protects once and for all, extending the restricted access area.... 150jobs..., no contest... Now...GET OFF THEIR LAMD YOU FILTHY UNEMPLOYED GETS
Wow...
You should have stayed in school...Might have learnt how to construct a sentence, as well as how to spell!!!
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: That should out an end to the Beach protects once and for all, extending the restricted access area.... 150jobs..., no contest... Now...GET OFF THEIR LAMD YOU FILTHY UNEMPLOYED GETS[/p][/quote]Wow... You should have stayed in school...Might have learnt how to construct a sentence, as well as how to spell!!! monkeymoo
  • Score: 45

10:47am Fri 5 Sep 14

Fight_Back says...

They'll be no need for expansion come the end of the year when Transmanche stop sailing from Newhaven.
They'll be no need for expansion come the end of the year when Transmanche stop sailing from Newhaven. Fight_Back
  • Score: 7

11:20am Fri 5 Sep 14

Man of steel says...

The new quayside, if approved, will be used for accommodating a variety of vessels and cargo.
I assume that this will either include, or perhaps consist of, rubbish from France for the incinerator.
The new quayside, if approved, will be used for accommodating a variety of vessels and cargo. I assume that this will either include, or perhaps consist of, rubbish from France for the incinerator. Man of steel
  • Score: 17

11:43am Fri 5 Sep 14

qm says...

Man of steel wrote:
The new quayside, if approved, will be used for accommodating a variety of vessels and cargo.
I assume that this will either include, or perhaps consist of, rubbish from France for the incinerator.
That's not a nice way to deal with those poor refugees who just want a better life . . . . ;)
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: The new quayside, if approved, will be used for accommodating a variety of vessels and cargo. I assume that this will either include, or perhaps consist of, rubbish from France for the incinerator.[/p][/quote]That's not a nice way to deal with those poor refugees who just want a better life . . . . ;) qm
  • Score: 4

2:05pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Valentinian wrote:
That should out an end to the Beach protects once and for all, extending the restricted access area.... 150jobs..., no contest... Now...GET OFF THEIR LAMD YOU FILTHY UNEMPLOYED GETS
Wow...
You should have stayed in school...Might have learnt how to construct a sentence, as well as how to spell!!!
My apologies monkeymoo, I was on thr train, and not wearing my glasses, autocorrect got the better of me. I would like to thank you for pointing it out though. Whist writing, may I enquire as to what you opinion on this matter is? I would also be very interested in knowing what school you attended that promtoed the
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: That should out an end to the Beach protects once and for all, extending the restricted access area.... 150jobs..., no contest... Now...GET OFF THEIR LAMD YOU FILTHY UNEMPLOYED GETS[/p][/quote]Wow... You should have stayed in school...Might have learnt how to construct a sentence, as well as how to spell!!![/p][/quote]My apologies monkeymoo, I was on thr train, and not wearing my glasses, autocorrect got the better of me. I would like to thank you for pointing it out though. Whist writing, may I enquire as to what you opinion on this matter is? I would also be very interested in knowing what school you attended that promtoed the Valentinian
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2:06pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

Valentinian wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Valentinian wrote:
That should out an end to the Beach protects once and for all, extending the restricted access area.... 150jobs..., no contest... Now...GET OFF THEIR LAMD YOU FILTHY UNEMPLOYED GETS
Wow...
You should have stayed in school...Might have learnt how to construct a sentence, as well as how to spell!!!
My apologies monkeymoo, I was on thr train, and not wearing my glasses, autocorrect got the better of me. I would like to thank you for pointing it out though. Whist writing, may I enquire as to what you opinion on this matter is? I would also be very interested in knowing what school you attended that promtoed the
Ah! Argus site reload! 'promoted the use of multiple exclamation marks? '
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: That should out an end to the Beach protects once and for all, extending the restricted access area.... 150jobs..., no contest... Now...GET OFF THEIR LAMD YOU FILTHY UNEMPLOYED GETS[/p][/quote]Wow... You should have stayed in school...Might have learnt how to construct a sentence, as well as how to spell!!![/p][/quote]My apologies monkeymoo, I was on thr train, and not wearing my glasses, autocorrect got the better of me. I would like to thank you for pointing it out though. Whist writing, may I enquire as to what you opinion on this matter is? I would also be very interested in knowing what school you attended that promtoed the[/p][/quote]Ah! Argus site reload! 'promoted the use of multiple exclamation marks? ' Valentinian
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3:58pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Handy-ish Andy says...

Fight_Back wrote:
They'll be no need for expansion come the end of the year when Transmanche stop sailing from Newhaven.
There is plainly more to a port than ferry services.

Newhaven port would continue to exist even when the ferry service is ended.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: They'll be no need for expansion come the end of the year when Transmanche stop sailing from Newhaven.[/p][/quote]There is plainly more to a port than ferry services. Newhaven port would continue to exist even when the ferry service is ended. Handy-ish Andy
  • Score: 4

6:56pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Nikski says...

Man of steel wrote:
The new quayside, if approved, will be used for accommodating a variety of vessels and cargo.
I assume that this will either include, or perhaps consist of, rubbish from France for the incinerator.
In addition to the rubbish which currently comes mainly from Brighton and Hove!
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: The new quayside, if approved, will be used for accommodating a variety of vessels and cargo. I assume that this will either include, or perhaps consist of, rubbish from France for the incinerator.[/p][/quote]In addition to the rubbish which currently comes mainly from Brighton and Hove! Nikski
  • Score: 4

6:57pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Nikski says...

Fight_Back wrote:
They'll be no need for expansion come the end of the year when Transmanche stop sailing from Newhaven.
Always look on the bright side....
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: They'll be no need for expansion come the end of the year when Transmanche stop sailing from Newhaven.[/p][/quote]Always look on the bright side.... Nikski
  • Score: 0

7:44pm Fri 5 Sep 14

openthebeach says...

moving to cleaner technology would be good as that will result in an even cleaner Village Green Beach for members of the public to enjoy once the court of appeal case is won in November. Can't wait for the interruption in public access to the sandy west beach coming to a permanent end so that once again this wonderful amenity can be enjoyed in safe and peaceful harmony with a working port.....
moving to cleaner technology would be good as that will result in an even cleaner Village Green Beach for members of the public to enjoy once the court of appeal case is won in November. Can't wait for the interruption in public access to the sandy west beach coming to a permanent end so that once again this wonderful amenity can be enjoyed in safe and peaceful harmony with a working port..... openthebeach
  • Score: 5

7:53pm Fri 5 Sep 14

openthebeach says...

"In tandem with this move, NPP also intends to move towards cleaner technology and renewable energy". Could be worrying if this means bringing in garbage to feed the incinerator. on the other hand if the cleaner technology relates to water craft that would help to ensure a clean and unpolluted beach for families to enjoy once the court of appeal clears the way for the sandy west beach to be registered as a Village Green that would be a positive development.
"In tandem with this move, NPP also intends to move towards cleaner technology and renewable energy". Could be worrying if this means bringing in garbage to feed the incinerator. on the other hand if the cleaner technology relates to water craft that would help to ensure a clean and unpolluted beach for families to enjoy once the court of appeal clears the way for the sandy west beach to be registered as a Village Green that would be a positive development. openthebeach
  • Score: 5

8:38pm Fri 5 Sep 14

makoshark says...

Strange that no one has yet mentioned the new admin and maintenance facility to be built by E.ON for the Rampion wind farm ... as I understand it E.ON are preparing to renovate / rebuild substantial tracts of the port area and bring a number of new direct and indirect jobs to the area. Also, everyone keeps mentioning waste transfer sites... has this been confirmed or has the waste plan simply identified an area (amongst others in East Sussex) for potential waste use but with no specific activity determined as yet?
Strange that no one has yet mentioned the new admin and maintenance facility to be built by E.ON for the Rampion wind farm ... as I understand it E.ON are preparing to renovate / rebuild substantial tracts of the port area and bring a number of new direct and indirect jobs to the area. Also, everyone keeps mentioning waste transfer sites... has this been confirmed or has the waste plan simply identified an area (amongst others in East Sussex) for potential waste use but with no specific activity determined as yet? makoshark
  • Score: 3

6:54am Sat 6 Sep 14

Boloney-marshal says...

Can something be done about the very stupid fishermen who park on the pavement and leave the gates open to the access their craft which also blocks the pavement....shellfis
h people
Can something be done about the very stupid fishermen who park on the pavement and leave the gates open to the access their craft which also blocks the pavement....shellfis h people Boloney-marshal
  • Score: 1

1:14pm Sat 6 Sep 14

her professional says...

Handy-ish Andy wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
They'll be no need for expansion come the end of the year when Transmanche stop sailing from Newhaven.
There is plainly more to a port than ferry services.

Newhaven port would continue to exist even when the ferry service is ended.
It's not stopping anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Handy-ish Andy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: They'll be no need for expansion come the end of the year when Transmanche stop sailing from Newhaven.[/p][/quote]There is plainly more to a port than ferry services. Newhaven port would continue to exist even when the ferry service is ended.[/p][/quote]It's not stopping anyway. her professional
  • Score: 0

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