Councillors call for action over town’s Splash Point

Splash point, Seaford closed off. SUS-140227-095913001
Splash point, Seaford closed off. SUS-140227-095913001

Action is being called for to safeguard the future of Splash Point in Seaford, which is currently closed to the public.

A group of councillors and Seaford MP Norman Baker demanded a summit to nail down the ownership of the beauty spot to speed up any future repairs needed.

The seafront site, which is home to a rare kittiwake colony and is a popular tourist attraction, has been closed to the public since February as a result of damage caused by severe winter storms.

Lewes District Council said it was working closely with Seaford Town Council and the Environment Agency to reopen the tourist attraction.

Mr Baker said, “I welcome the news Lewes District is working towards remedial repairs but unless action is taken to develop and insure this for the future, the problem is only going to get worse.

“Progress to help save Splash Point must be made to enable safe access for local people and to attract visitors to the town.”

Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Lewes District Council, Cllr Sarah Osborne said, “There are real safety concerns for people wanting to access the area.

“Without agreement from all parties we are unable to progress with future works to save the area for future generations.”

District councillor Sam Adeniji said, “Splash Point is a vital tourist attraction and the kittiwakes are spectacular, if its ownership is uncertain then a summit is needed to resolve this issue.

“Not only do we want Splash Point repaired and reopen very soon, we also need a long term plan for its repairs and maintenance as well as to protect against future storms.”