News | PR19-013 | Have your say on Worthing town centre improvements – Public exhibition – Adur & Worthing Councils

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A quirky interactive wall and a seaside-themed public square are set to be the focus of major improvements to transform a key street in Worthing's town centre.

The proposal to pedestrianise the busy area of Portland Road is being developed by West Sussex County Council in partnership with Worthing Borough Council through the Worthing Growth Programme.

New plans have gone on display at Worthing Library in Richmond Road today (Monday, January 21) and remain there until February 8.

Residents can come along and view the plans for the Portland Road area and provide comments, either in person or complete an online survey.

Along with a new continental-style boulevard, the proposals include creating an interactive art installation with revolving square cubes.

This will be flanked by new planted 'green walls', trees and semi-vertical bike racks, all of which will make the area more attractive.

At the heart of the new area will be a place for people to gather and socialise at all times of the day.

Above the street, designers have suggested a canopy of suspended kites, which light up at night and become an eye-catching attraction in the local area.

Councillor Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “These improvements have the potential to turn Portland Road into a vibrant destination for visitors and residents, as well as contributing to our wider ambition to regenerate the town centre.

“We made it clear from the start that the input of everyone was to be welcomed. Now the designs have been revealed I hope they can see that we not only listened but we have delivered.”

“I believe what is presented are plans which are truly distinctive to Worthing as a location, creating a really special place where people of all ages can come together.”

More info: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/news/pr19-013.html

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