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.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: Worthing Pier;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/05/2019
Decision due: May 2020 by Executive Director Place Services
Lead director: Lee Harris
Contact: Nick Burrell, Strategic Manager (OPE and Growth), Place Services Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 033 022 23881.
Representation can be made to the Executive Director Place Services via the officer contact prior to the month in which the decision is due to be taken.
Cabinet Member for Economy and Corporate Resources. Local Business Design Workshop Sep 2018, Stakeholder workshop Oct 2018, Public Exhibitions and consultation January - February 2019. Worthing Public Realm Board Feb 2020 and A&W Growth Board March 2020.
Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel: 033 022 22551
West Sussex Plan Priority: A Prosperous Place