Riverside board walk will be part of Newhaven technical college

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A riverside board walk looks set to be part of the landscape in Newhaven as more details about the University Technical College are unveiled.

Lewes District Council’s cabinet will discuss the proposals at its meeting on Monday January 6.

It will also discuss providing a grant of £883,000 for building the college.

The grant will meet a shortfall in the funds needed to construct the facility, which will cost £11m, due to a predicted gap in funding from the Department for Education.

The riverside board walk will link the Newhaven swing bridge with the entrance to the college.

A feasibilty study into creating the board walk will begin as soon as possible.

The board walk will be for use by both students and residents, will make the riverside area more attractive, with a particular emphasis for any development on the RBS West Register site.

It will also create a pedestrian access from the A259 and an open area along the riverside for the maintenance of flood defences.

Officers are pursuing the Department for Education and RBS/developer to make a significant contribution to the boardwalk.

Lewes District Council is working with The Aldridge Foundation, University of Brighton and Veolia Environmental Services Plc to establish the college.