Further details of a regeneration plan for an area surrounding a train station have been revealed.

The Railway Approach scheme aims to "transform a major gateway into Worthing" with wider pavements, tree-lined streets and more.

Public engagement on the scheme is set to start next week, on Monday, March 29, with residents able to view an online "interactive exhibition room". Within this, Adur and Worthing Councils say people will be able to "move around" the regenerated area, click on areas of interest, see visualisations of the finished plans and access further information on the project.

This will run until April 30.

A council spokesman said: "The Railway Approach scheme is connected to both the regeneration at Teville Gate and a partnership programme of town centre public realm improvements, including Portland Road - all representing a major investment in the Worthing economy.

Further details of regeneration plans for the area surrounding Worthing train station have been revealed

Further details of regeneration plans for the area surrounding Worthing train station have been revealed

"...The proposals aim to provide accessible and attractive spaces for residents and visitors alike, including pedestrians, cyclists, and train, bus, and taxi users.

"Improvements include a new-look pavement area in front of the town’s central railway station, with a new pedestrian crossing and planting, and a boulevard effect at the eastern part of scheme, with wider pavements, a tree-lined area and planting."

A letter is being sent to 14,000 people who live in the area, as well as businesses operating nearby, inviting them to comment on the proposals.

Councillor Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council's executive member for regeneration, said: "Railway Approach plays an integral role in welcoming thousands of people every day to our town which is why this planned investment is so important to the wider regeneration of Worthing.

"It forms part of our ambitious joined-up approach to make it easier, safer and more inviting for people to walk and cycle between the station and seafront. With lots of new planting, seating areas and Citizen WiFi, they will become places where people will want to spend time.

"I want to thank county colleagues for working with us so closely on this and the other multi million pound public realm schemes. Work is already underway at Portland Road and we have identified Montague Place as the next location for investment. All will help support our town and our local businesses post-lockdown."

The Railway Approach scheme is being carried out by Adur and Worthing Councils, in partnership with the county council and Coast to Capital LEP.