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April 23 2012.

In February 2012 Newhaven Town Council sent a BIG Planning Event survey to every home in Newhaven and the surrounding areas. The purpose was to raise awareness of the three different developments proposed for Newhaven and to give local people the opportunity to say what they thought about the developments and more generally about the town.

The BIG Planning Event took place on the 14th of March with over 1300 people visiting the exhibition throughout the day.

The feedback to the postal and online surveys, as well as the comments at the event itself, exceeded all expectations, with approximately 1000 replies to the survey.

Newhaven Town Council committed to producing a report that highlighted the views of local people who live, work, visit and study in Newhaven.

With regard to the current planning applications for developments on Eastside and Railway Quay, the Big Planning Event did not seek to ask people to vote on their preferred development in relation to the three proposed developments for reasons explained in the report. The purpose of gathering public views was to indicate where the people of Newhaven want their town to go, what they want to introduce, and what they would like to see more of. 

The People's Report will be presented at tomorrow's council meeting, (April 24th), at Meeching Hall at 7.45pm.

To download The People's Report