Shelter will enhance the seafront

A WORTHING shelter will be converted into retail units for seasonal use.

The shelter, which sits south of Windsor Road opposite Brighton Road, is a local interest building in poor condition, with some of the glazing missing and wooden frames in disrepair.

The application was thought to be very much in accordance with the seafront strategy in terms of enhancing and enlivening the seafront.

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Members of Worthing Borough Council’s planning committee approved the application at last week’s meeting.

Councillor Mary Lermitte said: “I am in favour of this, the shelter has been in a horrible state for a long time and it could be very attractive, so this is a good move.”

Councillor Hazel Thorpe added: “I am very much in favour of this and I think it will be a lovely asset for the seafront.

“I have been here long enough waiting for this to happen so this development is great, though I would like the seating to be renewed as well so it is in keeping rather than just trying to repair what is already there.”

Councillor Michael Cloake said: “It is very welcome to have something that is forward-thinking for Worthing with no objections for once, it is amazing.”

The units will sell food drinks and snacks.