Adur and Worthing Growth Deal

This programme will unlock opportunities for new homes and employment in the Adur and Worthing regions.

1 Overview

The Adur and Worthing Growth Deal is an ambitious programme of regeneration focusing on key priority projects across the area.

Find out more about the Adur and Worthing Growth Deal (PDF, 5.8MB)

West Sussex County Council (WSCC), Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council are working in partnership to deliver these large scale projects that will provide opportunities for new housing and employment in the area. The overall aim of the growth programme is to maximise economic growth and prosperity in the region.

2 Priorities

Decoy Farm

Providing better transport access measures and promoting the creation of employment floor space at this environmentally challenging site will support regeneration in Worthing town and Shoreham Harbour.

New Monks Farm and Shoreham Airport

Supporting a new access on the A27 and wider transport mitigation measures, and securing a solution to primary school provision associated with the site development proposal, will help us build new homes and commercial floor space, and improve the transport network.

Shoreham Harbour regeneration

Supporting the provision of flood protection measures, transport mitigation measures and a new primary school site will help us secure new homes and create modern employment floor space on the Western Harbour arm.

Worthing town centre

Bringing together six key redevelopment areas in the town through a series of associated public realm improvements and investment will help us build new homes and encourage commercial, leisure and retail development at:

  • Teville Gate
  • Union Place
  • Grafton
  • Stagecoach
  • Aquarena
  • Civic sites.

Pond Road, Shoreham

Through One Public Estate West Sussex County Council and the District Council are looking at development to incorporate a new library, health centre and housing.

Centenary House, Durrington

Through One Public Estate West Sussex County Council and the District Council are also looking at development for Centenary House, Durrington to deliver efficient integrated services through  a shared use site.

3 Worthing 'public realm' improvements

As part of the priority to regenerate Worthing town, the West Sussex County Council (WSCC) Growth Team has worked in partnership with colleagues from Worthing Borough Council (WBC) to review and assess options for potential 'public realm' improvements in the town centre. Our aim is to improve the quality of connections between the train station, the seafront and the key redevelopment sites.

During 2017, WSCC commissioned a Worthing Public Realm Options Appraisal Study (OAS) to produce some initial design options and determine the most appropriate materials required. These options were discussed with council members and key stakeholders in a series of workshops in September and October, and presented in public at the Worthing County Local Committee on 8 November 2017.

The feedback from these workshops helped to finalise the OAS report below and identified areas for further investigation and work as the options are developed.

The report and plans were exhibited to the public from 2 January to 12 January 2018 in Worthing Library, with a public drop-in session held on 5 January 2018, where members of the public met with officers from WSCC and WBC to provide initial feedback and ask questions.

Following this WSCC, working in partnership with WBC, has now decided that the most adventurous options (option 3) for South Street and Portland Road, from last year’s options appraisal, will be pursued and developed further first.

Proposed designs to transform Portland Road in Worthing town centre are on show at Worthing Library from 21 January to 8 February. Residents are invited to come along and have their say on the plans which include a quirky interactive wall and a seaside-themed public square.

Two drop-in events will also take place, where council representatives will be available to discuss the plans and answer questions from the public:

  • Worthing Library - 24 January at 12 noon to 5.00pm
  • Worthing Town Hall - 6 February 12 noon to 5.00pm.

More information and a chance for you to give your views is available through our consultation.

Additional information

Last updated:
21 January 2019
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