Plans to secure the long-term future of Brighton & Hove’s Madeira Terraces have moved a step closer with the announcement that the city council has received £50,000 from the government’s Coastal Revival Fund.
The money will be spent on developing a long-term investment and regeneration plan for Madeira Terraces and Madeira Drive.
Brighton & Hove City Council’s bid competed with 222 across the country for the £3 million fund.
Council leader Warren Morgan, said: “We are delighted to have won this money against fierce competition. It will be put to good use, developing a viable, long-term plan to revive Madeira Terraces and Madeira Drive which are in desperate need of regeneration. It will play a key part in restoring the seafront, the city’s jewel in the crown.
“We have made progress on putting a project together to develop Madeira Terraces but there is no quick fix. This is a complex project that needs to be properly funded. The Coastal Revival funding will ensure there a plan is in place for investment and that the city will benefit from a workable and lasting scheme.”
The council hope regenerating Brighton’s Grade II listed Madeira Terraces and Madeira Drive will complement and help ensure the commercial success of other major developments on the seafront.
Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven, said: “I’m delighted that the Government has committed this money for the much-needed regeneration of the Madeira Terraces. This area has the potential to be a fantastic tourist offering, as well as being a great place for local residents to use and businesses to invest in. I look forward to the council finally revealing their plans now that they have been given this initial funding.”