Littlehampton Seafront Scheme unveiled
Proposals to transform Littlehampton seafront using a grant of £7,234,201 from the government’s Levelling Up Fund have been unveiled at a council meeting.
The designs show how the site could look once revitalised with highlights of the project including new social spaces for activities such as water play, boules and volleyball, as well as new concessions units to increase the range of food on offer and an area for visiting market events.
Further enhancements are set to include new toilets and beach showers, improvements to the car park, including EV charging points, walkways and new, sustainable planting matched to its coastal setting.
In addition, funding has been made available to include a Changing Places facility at the site, a larger accessible toilet for disabled people that has specialist equipment, such as hoists and support rails.
Consultants, Mace Consult Ltd, have been appointed to support the council in delivering the scheme throughout the design and construction phases.
Their design team has already started surveying the site, looking at areas like ecology and underground utilities, and will use their findings to shape the development of the final design.
Councillor Shaun Gunner, Leader of Arun District Council, said: “This is amazing news for Littlehampton. The seafront and our greens are the jewel in the crown of Littlehampton and this project is going to make the area a real destination. Seven million pounds of government investment is going into the town to level up Littlehampton and make it an even better place to live, to work and to visit.”
The draft concept was endorsed by Arun District Council’s Policy and Finance Committee last night (Tuesday 6 September) and will go to public consultation in the near future so that you can help to shape the plans.
The committee also agreed for a budget increase of £6,684,844 to £6,756,144 to incorporate the costs of providing a Changing Places toilet.
It is anticipated the work will begin next year and be completed in 2024.