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Consultation on Shoreham Harbour

PLEASE NOTE: The councils are currently consulting on the Joint Area Action Plan for Shoreham Harbour. Please do not use this consultation to comment on specific planning applications. If you wish to comment on the proposed development by Southern Housing Group at Free Wharf, please visit the Free Wharf website. Adur District Council has not yet received a planning application for this site, representations received during consultation on the Joint Area Action Plan cannot be considered when determining a later planning application.

Shoreham Harbour RegenerationConsultation Statement

An 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 revised draft Joint Area Action Plan

What are we doing and why?

Adur District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council are holding an eight week public consultation on the plan. We are encouraging residents, local businesses and community groups to take part.

The consultation:

  • starts at 5pm on 16th December 2016
  • and ends at 5pm on 10th February 2017

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What is proposed in the plan?

The Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan is a strategy for the regeneration of Shoreham Harbour and surrounding areas. It includes proposals and policies for:

  • new housing and workplaces
  • adapting to climate change
  • upgraded flood defences
  • recreational and community facilities
  • sustainable travel
  • environmental improvements

The plan will set a framework to guide investment and development decisions within the harbour area. See the summary of proposals in the consultation leaflet:

Find out more about the proposals in the plan using the interactive map:

The regeneration area has been split into seven character areas. Find out more about the proposals for each character area in the information sheets:

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Where can I view the Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan?

View or download the full plan and the sustainability appraisal below:

View or download individual sections of the plan below:

The plan is also available at the following locations:

  • Bartholomew House,
    Bartholomew Square, Brighton, BN1 1JE
  • Hove Town Hall,
    Norton Road, BN3 3BQ
  • Portslade Town Hall,
    Victoria Rd, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1YF
  • Shoreham Centre,
    Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WU
  • Portland House,
    44 Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HS
  • County Hall,
    West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RQ
  • Hove Library,
    182-186 Church Rd, Hove, BN3 2EG
  • Portslade Library,
    223 Old Shoreham Rd, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1XR
  • Southwick Library,
    Southwick Street, Southwick, BN42 4TA
  • Shoreham Library,
    St Mary's Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5ZA

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What has changed since the last consultation?

We last consulted on the Joint Area Action Plan in 2014. We have made a number of changes in response to comments received during that consultation. We have also made some changes to make the document clearer and to reflect the latest supporting evidence. The summary of amendments sets out the main changes to the plan, and why we have made these changes.

You can also view the representations made during the last consultation:

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How can I have my say?

The consultation:

  • starts at 5pm on 16th December 2016
  • and ends at 5pm on 10th February 2017

The best way to have your say is to fill in the online comments form - please note that you CANNOT save this online form part way through and come back to it later:

Alternatively, download a response form:

type your comments and then email the completed form to:

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What happens to my comments?

All comments will be reviewed and considered by the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration team.

We will use your feedback to refine the plan before we publish it and submit it for independent examination in 2017.

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Who can see my comments?

As this is a public consultation, all comments will be published on the Councils' websites after the consultation period.

We will publish the name of agents, businesses, groups and other organisations that respond, but we will not publish the names of members of the public.

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How can I find out more information?

If you have any questions please email us at

or speak to a member of the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration team on

  • 01273 263000

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