Decision details

Worthing Public Realm Improvements, Railway Approach: Endorsement Detailed Design Stage and Funding Arrangements OKD33 21-22

Decision Maker: Executive Director Place Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Adur and Worthing Growth Programme (2017) identified a

Worthing Public Realm Improvements programme in Worthing town centre to support the revival of the local economy by improving the quality and accessibility of public areas connecting Worthing station, the town centre and the seafront.


Leader key decision (LDR01 18/19) confirmed WSCC commitment of £5m of growth funding to deliver the initial phases of a £12m programme of up to eight public realm schemes between the station and the seafront. Worthing Borough Council identified developer contributions, including the Community Infrastructure Levy to fund the later phases of the public realm improvement programme.  Approval was delegated to the Executive Director of Place Services, in consultation with key partners and Cabinet Member(s) to progress the delivery of the project.  A key decision report in May 2020 ( OKD10 20/21) confirmed design options were being explored for Railway Approach, along with delivery of Portland Road, identified as priority projects within the programme.


The Executive Director Place Services will now be asked to confirm progression to the detailed design stage of the Railway Approach project and to endorse funding arrangements. 


A further key decision will be published, in due course to allow contractor procurement to begin and delegate authority to the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning to appoint a construction contractor to start work on site in 2022 for completion in 2023.



The Executive Director Place Services has

(1)          Agreed a Detailed Design Process is undertaken for Railway Approach as a priority within the WPRI programme; and

(2)          approved funding requirements to support Detailed Design processes of £0.296m as set out at paragraph 5 in the report.


Publication date: 16/12/2021

Date of decision: 16/12/2021

Effective from: 30/12/2021

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