Still time to take part in consultation into University Technical College planned for Newhaven

Marine workshops Newhaven
Marine workshops Newhaven

A consultation into creating a University Technical College in Newhaven will close on Tuesday December 24.

Lewes District Council is urging people voice their views about the proposal, which would see the listed marine workshops restored and incorporated into the development.

The college will help rejuvenate the riverside area in the town and create jobs.

District Council leader James Page said: “I would encourage parents, students, residents, employers, representative bodies and the local community, to complete the online survey as soon as possible so they do not miss out in having their views and comments heard.”

The college will give young people aged 14 to 19 the chance to study maths, English and sciences, while gaining skills in engineering in a curriculum shaped by major employers.

Sponsored by the University of Brighton, Lewes District Council, educational charity the Aldridge Foundation and Veolia Environmental Services, the college will focus on the skills in demand by the growing marine engineering and environmental technology sector in the region.

The consultation is intended to gauge the level of demand and to gain insights from potential students and parents.

The college’s website contains detailed information about the proposals, including the admissions policy, education vision and funding agreement model.

You can complete the questionnaire online or download a paper copy.

Anyone who wishes to take part but does not have access to the internet should call 0207 297 0340 to request paper copies of the proposals and questionnaire.

You can take part in the consultation at