BREAKING NEWS: Council approves Newhaven Port expansion

Newhaven port and harbour SUS-140409-092329001
Newhaven port and harbour SUS-140409-092329001

Lewes District Council has this evening approved plans for the expansion of Newhaven Port (Wednesday, August 19).

Councillors voted seven to two in favour of the plans, with one abstention, after planning officers recommended the application for approval.

Newhaven Port and Properties Ltd, the French port owners, want to build a new berth and slipway, and deepen a channel to upgrade facilities, creating more jobs for local people.

A report submitted to Lewes council said the plans would help regenerate the town and create jobs, and the expansion would provide overspill space for the new Rampion wind farm.

Council Officers said it was an opportunity to create a modern port, and the benefits outweighed harm such as the loss of parts of Tide Mills beach, impact on surf conditions, and effects on ecology and archaeology.

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