The Greater Brighton City Deal will move forward with the support of Government funding, helping to spread growth and prosperity in Shoreham and Worthing. Now the area has been awarded City Deal status, the agreement will unlock more than £170 million of investment. To deliver plans for Greater Brighton, Coastal West Sussex is working in partnership with councils, business and university leaders. They will all form the Greater Brighton Economic Board, which will oversee the implementation of the deal and become the strategic body for economic development across the area.
The City Deal pledges to create 8,500 jobs, build up to 200 homes and bring more than £360 million into the local economy. A major aim of the City Deal is to look outside of the boundaries of Brighton itself, and into surrounding areas including Shoreham, Worthing and Newhaven. City Deal partners believe that there is enormous scope for attracting businesses and creating jobs, particularly if the towns can be joined together into a connected area. This City Deal will realise that potential, by giving these areas the tools they need to work together effectively, and by providing certainty over key infrastructure to enable private sector investment.
The City Deal outlines many other major plans including turning the wider Brighton area into a hub for creative and green industries. It also pledges to provide more effective support networks for companies across the Coast to Capital LEP area. Another promise is that Greater Brighton and Government will provide certainty over future investment in flood defences at Shoreham Harbour and Shoreham Airport, in return for financial contributions to improve the value for money of key flood defence schemes.
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