Sea Defences and Flooding
The Partnership and other residents, along with the Lifeguards, Newhaven Port Authority, Seaford Town Council and Lewes District Council meets regularly with the Environment Agency to consider short term seafront issues and to contribute to the development of the Long Term Sea Defences Strategy. After the completion of the Strategy, two public meetings were held and a Flood Action Group set up to work with Southern Water and local authorities developing contingency plans and actions to prevent, as far as possible, and to ameliorate, the effects of all types of flooding.
Cross-Seaford Transport Working Group
The group meets as required. It gave transport input to the Neighbourhood Plan (see below) and works with transport and other organizations to make suggestions about and improvements to the services they deliver.
Members are drawn from the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, the Community Partnership, Seaford Town Council, Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council. The Impact Seaford Action Plan is currently being updated.
Seaford Neighbourhood Plan
The Plan was developed by many volunteers, including three Community Partnership Directors, (one was Chairman of the Steering Group). In summary, the Plan identifies ten brown field sites for development of 185 homes in the town by 2030. In addition, nine Local Green Spaces were designated to give additional protection against development.
The Plan includes a number of “Community Aspirations” to be developed into detailed proposals. These include enhancing the town centre, for example, possible mixed pedestrian/vehicle use of some roads, an enhanced shop front scheme, different road surfaces, etc.