New housing, better employment opportunities, first class education, a stronger economy and a healthy community – that is the vision of Eastbourne the council is hoping to achieve over the next 15 years.
The in-depth plan that will shape the development of Eastbourne for the next 15 years has been approved by an Independent Planning Inspector.
Among the chief aims of the Eastbourne Core Strategy Local Plan are to stimulate regeneration and renewal of the town centre, to deliver sufficient improvements to community facilities at Sovereign Harbour and to protect the town’s green spaces.
Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, Cllr David Tutt, said, “We are determined to ensure that Eastbourne retains its reputation as a premier seaside destination and a healthy and thriving place to live, and this plan is crucial in that process.
“The plan has been shaped over the last five years by a huge amount of public consultation and as a result, what we have arrived at is a robust and deliverable strategy that will allow the town to evolve and grow while never losing its heritage, outstanding environmental quality or tourism appeal.
“Delivering new housing, better employment opportunities, first class education, a stronger economy and a healthy community underpin the purpose of the plan and we are committed to achieving these objectives.
“This plan also protects the Eastbourne Park area at the centre of our town against further development and ensures that it will remain parkland and recreational space for the enjoyment of future generations.”
The Eastbourne Plan will be a guide for developers and the community to show where and how the town will grow and develop in the future. The Core Strategy can now be considered for adoption by Eastbourne Borough Full Council on February 22.