This is how Brighton's famous West Pier could look if developers are allowed to transform a section of the seafront.

The images show how the pier could be restored with two new pavilions on either side at the shore end.

The shell of the pier, as it stands, would be brought back to its former glory but part of the plan has met with opposition from residents who fear the pavilions could spoil views from the seafront.

Plans, which have been submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council, are on display on the pier daily between 10am and 5pm until Tuesday.

More than 100,000 leaflets have been put out by developers St Modwen and the Brighton West Pier Trust outlining the proposals and inviting a response.

Trust chief executive Dr Geoff Lockwood said more than 1,000 replies had been received. They will be analysed fully later.

However, he said broadly 25 per cent of people were against restoration of the pier, saying the money would be better spent on other things such as schools and hospitals.

Fifty per cent supported the restoration and the enabling development, which is proposed for either side of it containing leisure uses such as bars and restaurants.

St Modwen and the trust said a development of this size was needed to make pier restoration viable and provide for future maintenance.

The remaining respondents were concerned about the shoreline development. About 15 per cent of people said that it was a price not worth paying for the restoration of the pier.

Another ten per cent said they accepted some development was necessary but had some reservations about the design.

Dr Lockwood said: "We are pleased only about 15 per cent of people are taking the view put across by the Save Our Seafront campaign."

He said the response was encouraging but many more responses were expected before the exhibition closes.

Meanwhile, the Save Our Seafront campaign is mounting its own exhibition of alternative proposals for an enabling development at the Granville Hotel in King's Road, also until Tuesday evening.