Today (March 15) Brighton and Hove City Council announced that the Government was backing plans for Shoreham Harbour’s regeneration with a grant of up to £1.5M.

If the plans are given the go-ahead by the council’s planning authorities, the ‘eco quarter’ could have up to 5,000 homes and a similar level of jobs.

Brighton council leader, Mary Mears, said: “The ambition to build accommodation with the highest standards of sustainability is consistent with our approach to new development and fits with our pledge to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

“The interest in developing Shoreham Harbour highlights the commitment of all the councils involved to work together to get the best for our residents and our local economy.

“However, it is for the planning committee to make a decision on the final planning application and it will be judged on its merits.”

Brighton and Hove City Council is working with Adur District Council, West Sussex County Council, Shoreham Port and the Environment Agency on the regeneration of Shoreham Harbour.

Luke Walsh

Action inspires action. Stay ahead of the curve with sustainability and energy newsletters from edie