Regeneration of Newhaven Marina

Our speaker this week is John Mclean from Morgan Carn Architects who are behind the next phase of proposed development in Newhaven – the marina area.

The Riverside walkway started in phases 1 & 2 will be completed, providing public access to the riverside around the entire Marina with public spaces overlooking the boats and an events pontoon.

Completing flood defences is another key priority, as is promoting and investing in sustainable transport alternatives to the motor car, including a ‘smarter choices’ campaign that will be promoted throughout the town. A variety of plans are included to enhance biodiversity, including extensive green roofs planted with wildflowers and continuous features around the water’s edge to support marine ecology.

The full planning application is available on Lewes District Council’s website here. You can look at the video animation here.

John McLean, director of Morgan Carn Architects said:

“Many people talk about investing in Newhaven and never deliver. We are immensely proud of many projects we have completed in Newhaven, especially the West Quay developments.

The Marina is the most important phase of our masterplan, in my opinion it is one of the sites with the greatest potential to contribute in revitalising the whole town, for the benefit of all residents, businesses and the wider region. We are committed therefore, to working with Newhaven Town Council in achieving the best possible scheme for everyone.”


The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club meets weekly and is an excellent way to meet new customers and suppliers for your business. Although the meetings are structured they are friendly and informal with the emphasis on developing relationships to help each member’s business interests.

Guests and visitors can come and network with our regular Chamber members, you’ll be made very welcome!


  • to promote members businesses through regular networking meetings
  • to generate business referrals for member businesses
  • to learn about other member businesses
  • to develop relationships with members to build goodwill and trust
  • to increase awareness and membership of the Chamber
When and where

Every Wednesday 7.00am – 8.30am

Woody’s Bar & Grill / Peacehaven Golf Club
Brighton Road

Telephone: 01273 515566

What is involved?

The members arrive at around 7am, meet for a chat and have tea or coffee, at 7:30am when everyone is seated and breakfast is served. Everyone is given the opportunity to give a 60 second presentation to the group about their business. Each week one chamber member is given the opportunity to give a fuller 10 minute presentation if they wish.


Breakfast club members pay £41.17 per month (equivalent to £9.50 per breakfast) by standing order.

Guests are very welcome and can pay on the day £9.50 per breakfast for a maximum of 3 visits, thereafter breakfast is £12.00.
Non-breakfast club chamber members £12.00 per breakfast.
We’d love to welcome you to our weekly breakfast networking, why not give it a try, you’ll be in good company!