The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has received an additional £60m of government Growth Deal funding to contribute towards projects which will create jobs, homes and business space.
Leader of West Sussex County Council, Louise Goldsmith, said: “This is fantastic news for West Sussex and something we’ve been pushing hard for.
“This investment, together with funding from the County Council and other sources, will provide a huge boost for our local economy.
“We hope it will open up areas such as Burgess Hill, Worthing and Shoreham to allow businesses to flourish, jobs to be created, and new homes to be built.”
The County Council has ear-marked £30m in its capital programme to support growth projects in the county.
Louise added: “We will be progressing the allocation of the £30m in the near future, and our aim is to align the funds with investment from our partners, such as the LEP, in order to get the best possible outcomes for our residents.
“We are committed to working with our partners to create a strong economy in West Sussex and by joining together with other agencies we can achieve even more benefit for our residents.”
West Sussex projects to receive funding from this announcement include:-
- Burgess Hill – a package of infrastructure works and sustainable transport schemes.
- Worthing Central (Phase 1) - a comprehensive transformation in the town centre, specifically focusing on Teville Gate and Union Place.
- Decoy Farm, Worthing – will unlock a former landfill site near East Worthing Station to become commercial business space.
- New Monks Farm, Shoreham– improvements to the road network to unlock major development for the town.
The Coast to Capital LEP covers a diverse area including the London Borough of Croydon, East Surrey, Gatwick Diamond, Brighton & Hove, Lewes and West Sussex.