THE WIDER BENEFITS
NEW FOOT & CYCLE PATHS
A strong emphasis is placed on walking and cycling ahead of car use. Good design helps to promote community cohesion and discourage antisocial behaviour.
Not only will there be ample cycle parking spaces be provided within the development, the new riverfront cycle paths will increase connectivity across the site connecting north to south along the River Arun. We have offered to upgrade the pedestrian and cycle routes across the A259 and over the bridge.
New pontoons will provide a continuous walkway in front of the river bank for leisure moorings.
This will create a buffer between the salt marsh and the river traffic. The additional moorings will
increase traffic along this stretch of river, which would seem to be at conflict with the protecting
the habitat. However, the additional moorings should help to slow the river traffic and the marine
ecologist has advised that the pontoons help to reduce the damaging wave action to the marsh,
caused by passing boats. This is a good example of a new intervention providing co-benefits to
The intention is to create inclusive access to the Arun Ferry stops and leisure moorings. This is
particularly challenging as the low tide is almost 8m below the line of the 100yr+ CC flood defences.
The solution involves intermediary levels and a balance between ramp gradient and pragmatic
structure, see details below.
Future connections have been proposed towards Kingley Gate to the North of the site, and across the river to the West Bank which will make the site a key through route connecting Littlehampton.
New pedestrian and cycle routes across the A259 and over the bridge are to be provided.