Decision Maker: Executive Director Place Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The approved Adur and Worthing Growth Programme identified public realm improvements in Worthing town centre to support development and regeneration of the town’s economy. A £12m programme of up to eight public realm schemes between the station and the seafront was identified. The County Council committed £5m of growth funding to deliver the initial phases of the programme. Worthing Borough Council (WBC) identified developer contributions, such as the Community Infrastructure Levy to fund the later phases of the public realm improvement programme.
Portland Road and Railway Approach projects were identified within the first phases, with other sites to follow on when further funds become available. These projects will improve the quality and accessibility of public areas connecting Worthing station, the town centre and seafront, enhancing the resident and visitor experience. The Railway Approach project is due to come forward in the autumn. This decision concerns the Portland Road project. The Executive Director of Place Services is working closely with WBC Director of Economy to agree a partnership approach to progress the programme.
The Executive Director for Place Services has approved:
1. The appointment of Worthing Borough Council (WBC) as the delivery body for the Portland Road capital project; and the
2. Allocation of £2.91m from the remaining £4.60m within WSCC Capital Programme for Worthing Public Realm Improvement schemes, to deliver the first phase of the programme (Portland Road).
Publication date: 28/05/2020
Date of decision: 28/05/2020
Effective from: 09/06/2020