Newhaven West Beach court case to be shown by Sky News

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The West Beach court case will be streamed live by Sky News from Monday November 3 from 11am.

Members of the public are also welcome to attend the court case at the Supreme Court in Parliament Square.

It will feature Newhaven Town Council versus Newhaven Port and Properties and centres around village green status for the sandy beach.

The case will finish on Tuesday November 4.

Beach owners Newhaven Port and Properties are appealing against the decision made by the Appeal Court in March 2013 that the beach can be registered as a village green.

Both the town council, which made the original application for village green status, and East Sussex County Council, which is the Village Green registration authority, will be represented in court.

Mayor of Newhaven Judith Ost said: “At last this issue, which is so close to the hearts of the residents of Newhaven, will be considered at the very highest level and a final decision made.

“We know that the people of Newhaven will be keeping their fingers firmly crossed that we can get the beach re-opened.”

NPP’s legal team will be making their case for an appeal on Monday.

On Tuesday it will be the turn of the county council and Newhaven Town Council’s legal teams to argue that the appeal should not be allowed.

The Supreme Court is situated in Parliament Square, London SW1P 3BD.

The case is expected to be streamed live by Sky News and will be available on the Supreme Court website at