Sussex

Views sought on proposals for Newhaven's Railway Quarter

Newhaven port
Image caption Proposals include an improved entrance to Newhaven Port and a new riverside boardwalk

Detailed plans have been unveiled for a new ferry terminal, supermarket and other improvements to a Sussex port.

Developers behind plans to regenerate the Railway Quarter in Newhaven also want to build a riverside boardwalk and restore listed marine workshops.

Arrowcroft is now seeking people's views before it submits a detailed planning application to Lewes District Council in the new year.

A public exhibition will also be staged within the next few months.

Arrowcroft said the project would boost economic growth, bring hundreds of new jobs and revitalise the town centre and Newhaven Town railway station.

'Positive future'

The development will also include an improved entrance to the port and improved passenger and freight vehicle stacking facilities.

Daniel Carter, development director for Arrowcroft, pledged it would "provide a new gateway" to Newhaven and be "a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the town".

The scheme has received the support from local Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker.

He said: "I have always believed that the town has great potential and it is about time that Newhaven received the right sort of investment, the type of investment that can create jobs, businesses and better infrastructure.

"Things are looking positive."

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