Big Planning Event to shed light on regeneration plans for Newhaven

AN INFORMATION day will give Newhaven residents the chance to find out about regeneration plans for the town.

The Big Planning Event will feature developers, plans and councillors, with visitors being given the opportunity to make their views known.

It will take place on March 14 from 10am to 7pm in the Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road.

Newhaven currently has three planning applications in the pipeline, with proposals including a combination of supermarkets, a new town square and revamping the riverside.

A spokesperson for Newhaven Town Council said: “Lewes District Council will be making a decision on the best development for Newhaven in May 2012.

“The Big Planning Event will be your opportunity to understand the developments that will be discussed in May.

“The event will be your opportunity to meet developers responsible for the three major planning applications connected to building new supermarkets, housing, business units, public spaces and more.”

The town council will have a stall inviting people’s views on what Newhaven needs to be a strong town in the future that offers opportunities and experiences for all.

You can view materials at the town council office in Fort Road and you can express your views by completing the questions at http://www.newhaventowncouncil.gov.uk/ completing an on-line survey on the Newhaven Town Council website, phoning the council or popping into the town council offices.

The council is developing a ‘wish list’ that details the services and facilities that people want to see in Newhaven.

You can complete the survey below or complete the survey that you should receive through your letterbox.

You can reply using the Freepost envelope or post it in a Drop Box at The BIG Planning Event at the Hillcrest Centre by the town council stall on the day.

Don’t forget to supply your contact email or telephone with a completed survey to be in with a chance of winning either a flat screen TV or smartphone.

How to get to the Hillcrest Centre

The Hillcrest Centre is wheelchair accessible and contains a hearing loop for visitors that are hard of hearing.

If you have any specific access requirements contact Newhaven Town Council.

Car and Public transport

Free car parking is available, including disabled parking bays adjacent to the Hillcrest Centre and surrounding areas.

The 123 and 145 bus services that are part of the East Sussex County Council’s Rider network stop close to the venue with a small walk.

The 3 Towns Community Bus operated by CTLA can be booked for a door to door service and can be booked direct by phoning 01273 517332