A PUBLIC consultation on a 15-year harbour regeneration plan will launch later this month.

Last night’s meeting of the city council agreed to consult on the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP).

The plans for the area, which are a joint venture between Brighton and Hove and Adur and Worthing councils, include proposals to build 300 homes and 7,500 sq m of office space in the South Portslade and Aldrington Basin sections of the harbour which fall within the Brighton and Hove authority.

The councils first consulted on a draft of the JAAP in 2014.

Responses to early consultations included broad support for better housing and employment opportunities but also concerns over the nheight of buildings.

The JAAP statement says: “By 2032, Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Area will be transformed into a vibrant, thriving, waterfront destination comprising a series of sustainable, mixed use developments alongside a consolidated and enhanced Shoreham Port.

“The redevelopment of key areas of the harbour will provide benefits for the local community and economy through increased investment, improved leisure opportunities, and enhanced public amenities.”

The consultation will run from November 10 to December 21.