Seaford Town CouncilSeaford Town Council
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In March 2017, after a period of public consultation, Seaford Town Council agreed to plans to improve the much-loved seafront at Seaford; the Seafront Development Plan has been adopted!

The plans include at The Martello section of the promenade, much needed new public toilets, new kiosks, an entertainments area and the new art feature seating area “The Shoal” made by local artists Gabby Tofts and Christian Funnell. The proposed design for the new Martello toilets facilities and two concession units is pictured below; have your say on the design by completing a short survey at .

The Bönningstedt Promenade will undergo the biggest transformation over three years including up to 60 new beach huts, a café and toilets as well as 20 Executive Chalets. Local sea defences will be introduced to protect this area, as well as electricity and water supplies being introduced.

Beach volley ball and beach football sand areas will be introduced opposite The Salts, as well as three outdoor showers along the beach for bathers and children’s sandpits at the three concession points along the promenade.

There will also be some environmental improvements including resilient plants and trees in containers, improved but reduced signage and direct links to the town centre to attract tourists to the local shops to sustain the local economy.

The final design was assimilated after considering previous public consultation including the 2010 Community Partnership Consultation and the recent consultation events held on the 3rd and 4th March when over 1000 people attended to give their views.

The £2.2 million required for the project will largely come from the sale of beach huts, however some beach huts will be retained for the public to hire as well. 

To reflect residents' wishes the Town Council also resolved to have a policy statement that it would not support the introduction of charging for parking on the seafront in Seaford. Provision is being made however to provide an occasional overflow car park on the Martello field to be run by local charities with an optional donation to park there going to the local charity.

Scheduled Activities:

Week commencing 24 July 2017 Small, interim refurbishment of the Martello toilet block.
  First two beach huts at Bonningstedt Parade being installed.
From week commencing 31 July 2017     Two beach huts per week to be installed (initial 20 in total).
31 August 2017 Council considering proposed design for Martello toilet block (see below).
Early November 2017 Demolition of the Martello toilet block. Rebuild to commence.
Early January 2018 Tender available for second concession within the new Martello toilet block.

First 5 beach huts in situ at Bönningstedt Parade:

Proposed design for the new Martello toilet facilities and two concession units (click on image to download a larger PDF version):

Below are a few images as a guide to some of the proposals.  Please note that these are for illustration purposes only.










Shops / Food outlets                                  Trees / Planting






Local Art Sculptures                                Water Sports






Beach Volleyball / Football                       Linkage with the Town Centre






Improved Signage





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