UPDATED plans for Brighton Marina have been revealed.

The proposals for phase two and three of the outer harbour development include about 970 new homes, waterside walkways and public gardens.

The Outer Harbour Development Company Partnership held a public exhibition of early designs in November, meeting members of the community and political and conservation groups to seek their input.

A spokesman said: “All their comments have been considered by the design team and we have sought to address them through our more detailed designs.

“The response to our scheme, which aims to replace the existing planning permission for this site, has been overwhelmingly positive and we received some very useful ideas from local people especially on how to design and improve the public space around the site, which includes public waterside walkways.”

Changes to the proposals include improved access to the site on foot and the addition of several public gardens which will feature children’s play areas and places to sit.

As well as this, there will be new communal workspaces and ground-level shops.

The original phase one plans featured a 40-storey tower, which developers said would “serve as a beacon within the new community”.

But, this has been significantly reduced in height and will now be 28 storeys.

The company said the development would be water and energy efficient, including a tidal lagoon to assist with drainage and support the scheme’s power plant and using environmentally friendly technology to draw heat from the sea water.

A spokesman said: “Our vision is to create housing and public spaces which set a benchmark for the future development of Brighton Marina.

“We intend to deliver high quality apartments as well as the amenities and infrastructure necessary to make a genuine and balanced community flourish.”

The designs are for a residential-led development with a mix of

one, two and three bedroom homes, including some affordable housing.

The developer said the buildings are designed to “reflect an architectural style that is more in keeping with Brighton and Hove’s Georgian townhouses, squares and crescents, facing back and linking with Brighton seafront”.

The proposals are available to view online until January 24.