Agenda item - Newhaven Enterprise Zone

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Newhaven Enterprise Zone

Presentation by Max Woodford, Head of Regeneration & Investment, Lewes & Eastbourne Councils and Steve Allen, Vice Chairman, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership


36.1      The Board considered a presentation from Peter Sharp, Regeneration Project Officer, Lewes District Council that provide an overview of regeneration, investment and growth in Newhaven.


36.2      Steve Allen noted that the Newhaven area had declined as a town over the past two decades and the proposals represented a once in a generation opportunity to raise the profile of the region. Newhaven was one of just twelve enterprise zones in the country and was one of the granted asks of the City Deal. Steve Allen supplemented that the proposals were ahead of the curve and the improvement and innovation plan was ready. The next stage would be work on how to move things forward but there had been an immediate benefit demonstrated in the Eastside South and East Quay.


36.3      Councillor Theobald welcomed the update and asked what ideas were being considered for improvements to transport infrastructure.


36.4      Steve Allen responded that the development of Port Road was being pushed and as with any EZ, the main ask was unlocking barriers around the zone.


36.5      Councillor Smith expressed his thanks to the Board as it had started the process for improvements to Newhaven.


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