THREE more multi-million bids for Government funding into regeneration have been revealed .

Arun, Adur and Worthing councils are the latest to reveal ambitious proposals to revive their seafronts as part of the national Coastal Communities Fund.

A dozen bids from Sussex councils and businesses are known to have been submitted for the latest round in funding which will see £36 million distributed around the country.

Bidders will be whittled down in mid-September when successful applicants will be asked to submit a more detailed application with a final decision made in spring next year.

Among the Sussex bidders are Brighton and Hove City Council who have submitted the maximum £4 million bid to kickstart the redevelopment of the Madeira Terraces while bids in excess of £3.5 million have been tabled by Saltdean Lido and Brighton Hippodrome community interest companies.

Adur and Worthing Councils have now revealed they have submitted two bids to the fund.

The first bid for £1.2 million made by Adur District Council is in support of developing ultrafast broadband infrastructure while the second bid by Worthing Borough Council is for £1.7 million to support the town’s “rapidly growing watersports offer”.

A council spokesman said: “We already have one of the best locations for windsurfing in the country, and the council is keen to maximise the potential for creating a hub for watersports in the South.

“Our broadband plan was an ambition set out in Surf's Up and which will benefit businesses and residents throughout the area."

Arun District Council has applied for the maximum £4 million to deliver a public realm scheme for Littlehampton town centre.

The proposal covers main transport routes in the city including the railway station to Arundel Road, High Street, East Street through to High Street junction and Beach Road, Road and New Road, Surrey Street to the Look and Sea Centre and the War Memorial Roundabout Pier

A council spokeswoman said: “This is a major opportunity for Littlehampton as the scheme will present significant economic regeneration for the town.

“Attracting new business investment will create a higher spend and provide employment opportunities.

“Creating an attractive and inviting environment aims to draw increased numbers of visitors into the town.

“The scheme will also improve the pedestrian experience and connectivity from the train station to the heart of the town centre, to the new riverside walkway alongside the River Arun and towards the expanse of open seafront greensward.”