Montague Shopping Centre is set to be transformed into a restaurant destination after plans were approved by Worthing Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

New River Retail’s application included the construction of a new freestanding glazed kiosk and the change in usage of several units from shops to restaurants and cafes.

The kiosk is designed specifically for Patisserie Valerie, whose arrival will be key to bringing other high quality restaurant operators to the Centre. The application also features new paving throughout the Montague Centre, replacement of existing trees with similar high quality trees, and new street furniture.

We caught up with Cllr Kevin Jenkins, Chair of Worthing Borough Council’s Planning Committee, shortly after the decision was made: