Work on making the gateway to Shoreham Beach more attractive and accessible is soon to get underway. Adur District Council has been working with Rampion Offshore Wind Farm to transform the walkway at the southern end of Ferry Road.
At present the path to the beach is overgrown and unkempt. But the plans will see it transformed into a more attractive entrance way in keeping with the coastal surroundings. The work will see the grass removed and replaced with shingle and native plants. Timber sleepers will be installed to widen parts of the path while cycle racks and new bins will be installed.
Councillor Emma Evans, Adur District Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said: “I’m delighted that this work is going ahead as it will make a big difference to the gateway to Shoreham Beach, bringing more people to the area which will boost local businesses. I must say a big thank you to Rampion, who have worked closely with us in funding and drawing up these proposals.”
Works will start week commencing February 5 and will last for approximately three weeks. The total estimated cost is £27,000. Rampion has agreed to sponsor £20,500 of the cost with the council funding the rest.
Signs informing residents of the work have been installed and letters have been sent to local residents neighbouring the site.