The largest regeneration scheme in Eastbourne’s history has been agreed with the express intention of luring shoppers back from Brighton and Tunbridge Wells.
The multi-million pound scheme backed by the owners of the Arndale Shopping Centre and the borough council is part of a city centre scheme (see earlier stories in the knowledge base) that is designed to turn around the fortunes of the town, which has seen trade lost to competitors.
Eight weeks of public consultation resulted in overall support for the plans with reservations focussing on transport and access issues.
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BUSINESS FORUM COMMENT
This is a timely reminder to the city that it cannot stand still. Many towns regard Brighton & Hove with envious eyes but the retail economy is fragile and the independent sector is suffering badly from the downturn in consumer spending. We are a destination city that depends on 8 million visitors spending £380m per annum to support 13,000 jobs. Just like Eastbourne all the reservation about our future success focus of transport issues.
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