Improvements Beach Green could benefit from
There is fresh hope that Beach Green in Shoreham could benefit from new toilets and the prospect of a cafe and community space.
Back in October 2019, planning permission was granted for a new site in place of the run-down toilet block that was going to include a split level cafe and restaurant with a roof terrace, public toilets and community space.
However, the formal agreement with Brighton-based developers Boxpark has now ended and the planning application has elapsed leading Adur District Council to look at potential new options.
As part of this approach, the Council is keen to work with the local community to explore how best to replace the public toilets at Beach Green and to see if there is scope for a community cafe or similar model based on a seasonal concession operating from the space.
Councillors have asked Council officers to work up some options for consideration and use these as the basis for consultation with the local community in April/May.
Improving facilities to benefit residents and the area
Councillor Emma Evans, Adur Cabinet Member for the Environment and Leisure said: “The run-down toilet block is still an eyesore in what is in an otherwise much-loved green space, so I am pleased we can now move forward to try to find a solution that renews these facilities for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors.
“Beach Green is used all-year-round; and rather than relying on a third party, the Council wants to provide new toilets and potentially a small cafe which could be community space too, so we are keen to hear people’s views.”
Cllr Joss Loader, who represents Marine Ward, added: “Beach Green is a focal point on Shoreham Beach but the toilets are in desperate need of replacement. There is real potential here to address the concerns that residents expressed on the earlier proposals, carry out meaningful consultation and hopefully deliver an attractive design that is in keeping with this unique location.”