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Consultation on Shoreham Harbour

Shoreham Harbour RegenerationAn important part of the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Project is consultation with the community. Key stakeholders include local residents and community groups, businesses and landowners.

The Consultation Statement sets out our approach to consultation:

If you would like to be added to the consultation database and receive regular updates and newsletters please email your name and contact details to:

Public Consultation on the Flood Risk Management Guide Supplementary Planning Document for Shoreham Harbour

Adur District Council and Brighton & Hove City Council are holding a four week period of public consultation until 15th October 2014 on a Draft Flood Risk Management Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Shoreham Harbour and its accompanying Technical Report:

What is the Flood Risk Management Guide SPD?

This draft document sets out proposed guidance for decision-makers, landowners and developers about flood defences and flood mitigation measures at Shoreham Harbour. It has been produced by specialist flood consultants on behalf of the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Partnership (comprising Adur District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council, West Sussex County Council and the Shoreham Port Authority) and in close collaboration with the Environment Agency.

This guide will sit alongside the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP) which is currently being produced by the partnership to identify a set of locally supported and sustainable proposals for Shoreham Harbour over a 15 year period.

Why is Managing Flood Risk Important?

Flooding can have significant environmental, social and economic impacts causing damage to property, disruption to community and business activity and in extreme cases, lead to injury and loss of life. Providing comprehensive flood defences will ensure that existing and future residents, businesses, community assets and essential infrastructure (such as the A259 coast road) will be protected.

This guide and accompanying Technical Report will identify costs and outline designs for flood defences enabling the Partnership to bid for funding to help protect the area. The document will also ensure that flood defences form part of a high quality public realm environment with improved access to the river and promote improved connections through the development sites.

We want to hear what you think

We've recently undertaken consultation on the Draft JAAP which has identified the need for further guidance on flood defences and mitigation measures for the Shoreham Harbour area. You may have already been involved through earlier workshops, commenting on other documents or this may be the first time you’ve heard of the project. We welcome ideas and comments from everyone in the community and all the feedback we receive is extremely helpful in furthering the plans

Where can I view the documents?

The documents can be downloaded from this page. A hard copy of the Flood Risk Management Guide SPD will also be held for viewing in the following public venues throughout the period:

  • Adur Civic Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Bartholomew House
  • Hove Library
  • Hove Town Hall
  • Nautilus House, Shoreham Port
  • Shoreham Library
  • Southwick Library
  • Portland House, Worthing
  • Portslade Library

How do I submit my comments and by when?

It is most cost-effective to respond by completing the feedback form electronically and emailing it back.

Please submit all comments by 5pm on 15th October 2014 to:

  • Email:
  • Post:
    • Shoreham Harbour Regeneration (Consultation)
      FREEPOST BR1575
      Adur & Worthing Councils
      Town Hall
      Chapel Road
      West Sussex
      BN11 1HA

If you have any further questions or problems downloading the documents please contact us. If you would like to speak to a member of the team or arrange a meeting to discuss the project in more detail, please contact:

  • 01273 263243 / 263250

A Consultation Statement outlining how we have  involved the community in preparing the Draft SPD is available here:

Public Consultation on Draft Joint Area Action Plan

Between 17th February and 25th April 2014 ten weeks of public consultation were held on the Draft Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP):

185 written representations were received with many indicating support for the regeneration vision and proposals. The team also spoke with many local people, businesses and community groups at the public exhibitions.

Key issues raised include:

  • Support for improvements to access and connections for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Support for improvements to the public realm, built environment and beach areas.
  • Support for improvements to flood defences.
  • Impacts on transport infrastructure and increased congestion.
  • Impacts on social and community infrastructure such as schools and health centres.
  • Impacts on existing businesses in the area
  • The need to protect future port capacity.
  • The need for sufficient green infrastructure and open space.
  • The need for better facilities for boat-users and need for a public slipway.

Note: Representations were also received in relation to a planning application for a Lidl food store on the north side of Brighton Road. These have been shared with Development Management and will be considered as part of the planning application process.

A copy of all the representations is available in the document below:

A summary report of the main issues raised and how these issues have been addressed will be made available on this page in due course

Each chapter of the Draft JAAP can also be downloaded separately:

A leaflet summarising the key proposals in the JAAP is also available:

A summary document of proposals and policies has also been produced:

A Draft Transport Strategy has been prepared to support the JAAP. This sets out a package of measures that will need to be put in place to support new development at the harbour.

A Sustainability Appraisal (including Strategic Environmental Assessment) of the JAAP has been prepared in accordance with Section 39 (2) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. This aims to ensure the JAAP takes account of environmental, social and economic issues. This document is also subject to consultation between 17th February and 25th April 2014:

A non-technical summary of the Draft Sustainability Appraisal is also available:

Drop-in exhibitions

Drop-in exhibitions were held at a number of locations during the consultation period. Please view the flyer for details:

Seafront Survey

We are also carried out a Seafront Survey about the use of Portslade and Southwick beaches.

What will you do with my comments?

All the comments will be reviewed and considered by officers and will be made available to view following the consultation period. Organisation names will be published; individual names and contact details will be anonymised. All the feedback received will be used to refine the document through to the next stage.

What happens after the consultation?

Depending on the issues raised, a further round of consultation may be required. Following this, the 'Pre-Submission' version of the JAAP will be published for final comment (likely to be in 2015) before the JAAP is submitted to the Secretary of State to be considered by the Inspector at an independent Public Examination.

How can I find out more information?

Visit the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration website for more information. If you have any further questions please:

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