Arun outlines ‘exciting’ plans to improve Bognor’s seafront.

Bognor seafront. Picture: Kate Shemilt
Bognor seafront. Picture: Kate Shemilt

New public toilets, concessions and a new free play area for younger children are all proposals being considered by the Bognor Regis Regeneration Subcommittee.

In a statement Arun District Council outlined plans to replace the ‘current dilapidated underground public conveniences’ with new ‘above-ground fully accessible toilets’.

This is regarded as a ‘priority’ after recognising ‘better seafront toilets have been top of the public’s wish list in various consultations’.

Food options, shopping opportunities, enhanced paving, planting, seating and lighting also make the list.

Councillor Mrs Gillian Brown, Leader of Arun District Council called it ‘really exciting times’ for the town.

She said: “Arun has listened to the views of the public. As a result of these longer term plans, the seafront will look even more stunning once this work is complete and will attract residents and tourists of all ages to our fantastic seaside town.”

A statement outlined the overall offer ‘is designed to appeal to all ages’ and encourage people to visit ‘more often and stay longer’.

The subcommittee will discuss the ‘exciting proposals’ at a meeting on June 8 and with funding already ‘allocated by the council’ for certain elements it states ‘work can proceed quickly once the plans are agreed’.

The Observer is meeting with Karl Roberts, Arun District Council’s Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration, on June 1. If you have questions you’d like to put to him please email Laura.Cartledge@jpress.co.uk