Newhaven Flood Defences

THEME: Flood Defences

AREA: East Sussex

Creation of new flood defences in Newhaven.

Delivery Body: Environment Agency

Theme: Flood Defences

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £1.5m

Match Funding Contribution: £20.76m

Project Status: Delivering


 Summary of Project:

Located on the coast between Seaford and Peacehaven, Newhaven has previously been affected by extreme weather that has caused flooding to homes, businesses and infrastructure including railway lines. The current flood risks effect potential for business growth in the area and therefore job opportunities.

Local Growth Funds are contributing towards flood defences that will protect homes, businesses and therefore jobs in the Newhaven area. The stability brought to the area will increase economic growth for the future.


Key Outputs:

  • 494 homes protected
  • 98,241sqm of commercial floor space protected
  • 1,460 jobs arising from enhanced flood protection


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