NEW PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR NEWHAVEN PORT
December 9 2011.
Public consultation launched for proposed Railway Quarter regeneration project in Newhaven.
Arrowcroft has launched a public consultation website on plans to develop the Railway Quarter, a mixed-use development on Land at Railway Quay, Newhaven. An exhibition will follow in early 2012.
The website provides the local community with details on the proposal which, along with the public exhibition which will be held early next year (date to be announced), will enable Arrowcroft to collect valuable local feedback before a detailed planning application is submitted to Lewes District Council in the New Year.
The Railway Quarter development includes an improved entrance to the port, a brand new ferry terminal building and improved passenger and freight vehicle stacking facilities, the restoration of the vacant listed workshop buildings and a new public riverside boardwalk. A new foodstore providing approximately 350 new jobs (including 50-75 part time) will be built alongside the river, plus improved parking facilities and a new transport interchange, providing a better connection to the town centre and a new, attractive setting for Newhaven Town Railway Station.
Arrowcroft anticipates that the project will stimulate economic growth and revitalise Newhaven Town Centre. Having experienced decline in recent years, the Railway Quarter will improve the local environment, enhance perceptions of Newhaven and elevate the role of Newhaven as a regionally-significant port.
Daniel Carter, Development Director for Arrowcroft said "Railway Quarter will not only improve the physical appearance of the area and the riverfront, providing a new gateway to Newhaven, but will be a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the town, attracting visitors, creating jobs and encouraging increased use of the Port. We look forward to sharing our plans with local residents via the website and at the exhibition and receiving feedback"
Arrowcroft has already received support for the Railway Quarter scheme from Norman Baker MP. On his website, Mr Baker says "I have always believed that the town has great potential and it is about time that Newhaven received the right sort of investment, the type of investment that can create jobs, businesses and better infrastructure. Things are looking positive."*
The Railway Quarter scheme also has the full support of Newhaven Port, and the ferry operator Transmanche Ferries. Newhaven Port says "The proposed development delivers one of the five key strategic priorities outlined in the emerging Port Master Plan which is for a sensitive redevelopment of the Railway Quay that extends and enhances Newhaven Town Centre. The scheme will also provide new facilities for ferry passengers, contributing to its continued success and the positive role it plays in the town's and the region's economy."
Arrowcroft has launched a website, www.railwayquarternewhaven.co.uk which includes full details about the scheme and enables visitors to take part in online consultation. The development team can also be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at Railway Quarter, c/o Brandcast Media, 16 - 17 Little Cavendish Street, London, W1W 8BP.