Proposals for Portland Road Area (Worthing town centre)

Closed 8 Feb 2019

Opened 21 Jan 2019

Results expected 30 Apr 2019



A 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.

The proposals for the Portland Road area, known as public realm improvements, form part of a Growth Deal agreed by West Sussex County Council and Worthing Borough Council in 2017. The aim is to create cohesive, well designed and connected public spaces between Worthing train station, the town centre and seafront

Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council said, “The Portland Road project kick-starts ambitious plans to completely transform the Adur and Worthing area under the Growth Deal agreement."

“This really is an exciting time for Worthing, and I encourage as many people as possible to come along to the Portland Road exhibition and see for themselves the innovative designs on display and let us know what they think.”


Why We Are Consulting

Members of the public, local businesses and other interested parties are being invited to comment on the proposed plans (attached below) and use this survey to provide their feedback on the proposals. 

The new plans will also be revealed at an exhibition held between January 21 and February 8 at Worthing Library. Local residents, businesses and interested parties are invited to come along to the exhibition and view the plans for the Portland Road area. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide thier comments about the new designs at the exhibitions. 

There will also be two drop in sessions at Worthing Library and Worthing Town Hall where you can discuss the proposals with Officers - further details about these are provided below.

If you would like this information in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 777100 or email us at

If you are deaf or have difficulty hearing and have the NGT app installed on your smartphone, laptop or personal computer, you can contact us on 18001 01243 777100.

What Happens Next

The next area to be looked at will be South Street, with workshops being held in the spring ahead of detailed designs being worked up over the summer.

The final design and build phase will take place between April 2019 and January 2020.



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