Littlehampton’s Pier Road is about to undergo it’s biggest change ever with the building of the new Sea Defences by the Environment Agency and the enhancements of Pier Road by Arun District Council.
The anticipated completion date for works in Pier Road is in June 2014. By this time, all going to plan, we should have a great new walkway in Pier Road allowing pedestrians to enjoy greater space and have somewhere nice to sit and take in the view.
Littlehampton should also benefit as the town’s sea defences will be strengthened avoiding risk of flooding. The current policy of the Environment Agency to object to any developments in and around the Pier Road area will also be a thing of the past as the new sea defences will allow for further regeneration.
However, what has yet to be decided is the actual future of Pier Road itself.
By this, I mean the actual road surface. At this time, all of the relevant Authorities, Arun District Council, West Sussex County Council and the Harbour Board have yet to decide what is to become of the road itself once the sea defences and the associated enhancements are completed.
To-date the only decision that’s been taken is that Pier Road will have a new surface. And this was a relatively easy decision as shortly Pier Road as you know it will be dug up to create the new sea defences.
So,why not let us know your views by taking part in our Pier Road Diaries Poll and let us know what you’d like to see in Pier Road (the road itself) once the new infrastructure is completed.
Thanks for taking part and sharing your views.