Adur District Council has announced that it has established action groups to support proposals in how Lancing can be improved for the entire community.
The two councils involved in the process, Adur District Council and Lancing Parish Council, launched ‘Lancing: Now and into the Future’ to investigate how the community can benefit from developments in the village. Representatives from both bodies have been engaging with the community since the launch of the project, to hear their views on what could be done to improve the village.
Following the engagements, groups have been set up to explore the specifics of the community’s aspirations. One such group is looking into utilising community hubs, whilst another is considering the need for housing that is community-led. Increased opportunities for leisure, and the pedestrianisation of the village are other proposals, with some of these ideas potentially forming a bid for a share of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.
Councillor Steve Neocleous, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning, said:
“These action groups will put meat on the bones of our aspirations, by looking in depth at the issues and coming up with potential solutions.
“We’ll then work with the community to build up funding bids to help improve Lancing for the benefit of all our residents.”
Chairman of Lancing Parish Council, Councillor Mike Mendoza, added:
“This project continues to inspire passion and is generating innovative ideas for how we could transform our village.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the proposals that action groups come up with.”