HUNDREDS of people have been giving their views on ambitious plans to transform a town centre eyesore.

Two public consultations were held to showcase proposals for the Teville Gate site in Worthing, now renamed Station Square.

Site owner Mosaique says all feedback will be analysed before being incorporated in the planning application.

It is hoped it will be submitted to Worthing Borough Council early next year,

If approved, the development would include more than 370 homes, a gym, supermarket, restaurants and a car park.

Among the concerns raised by residents so far include the lack of a cinema on the site and whether enough car parking spaces have been included.

Mosaique chief executive Aized Sheikh said: “The amount of feedback we have received during this consultation shows how important this development is to Worthing.

“Hundreds took the time to comment at our consultation events, with a significant number also sharing their views online.

“We were asked a number of challenging questions at the consultations, which is exactly what we wanted.

“I am confident the overall direction for Station Square is something that the whole community is getting behind and we are now adjusting some of the details in light of the feedback. In the two years leading up to this moment we have been working closely with the borough council on their overall plan for Worthing.

“They have been very clear that they do not want a cinema in Station Square because it is better for the town to have a multiplex in Union Place.

“We have therefore changed our direction and strategy to accommodate this. The team accept that parking can raise some concerns, even with more than 300 spaces included on the site.

“Station Square will be one of the best connected and serviced sites in the town for public transport and our improvements to the road and underpass will encourage more walking and cycling around the town.”

A number of residents raised concerns about the extra pressures on schools and doctors’ surgeries caused by the new homes.

Mr Sheikh said: “Station Square is a more realistic vision for this part of the town centre than any other design which preceded it. We have taken advice from the council and other bodies throughout the development of the vision and we are confident this is a sustainable, deliverable project.”