A HUGE £9.5 million has been allocated to Brighton and Hove to help regenerate the seafront, it has been announced.

Brighton and Hove is among the areas to receive grants through the government's Levelling Up fund, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced in this year's budget.

Kingsway to the Sea, a project to regenerate the underused and run-down spaces on the seafront in West Hove, is one of the projects that has been allocated funding as part of the first round of bids for the fund.

The scheme aims to remodel the green spaces between the King Alfred Centre and Hove Lagoon, improving biodiversity and providing leisure and sports facilities.

Among the other Sussex areas that have been given the funding are:

  • £8m to improve Exceat Bridge near Seaford
  • £19.4m for Bognor's Alexandra Theatre and Littlehampton's seafront
  • £19.8m for Eastbourne town centre and transport links
  • £13m for Newhaven's West Beach

The total amount allocated for the fund across the country is £1.7 billion to “invest in the infrastructure of everyday life in over 100 local areas” said the Chancellor in the speech today.

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