Plans to create a new multi-million pound office block on a Shoreham car park are taking another step forward – with the public being urged to have their say.

The site in Ham Road was formerly used by council staff who worked at the now demolished Adur Civic Centre opposite.

A design team is now preparing detailed proposals for the 0.3-hectare site, which will be used to provide work-space for local businesses.

Before a planning application for the redevelopment is submitted, members of the public are being encouraged to have their say on the scheme.

A drop-in consultation event will take place on Monday 26th June 2017 from 3pm to 8pm in the Shoreham Centre in Pond Road.

An online consultation will then open on the councils’ website and run for two weeks from Monday 26th June to 5:00pm on Monday 10th July 2017.

Comments received will then be used to guide the design team before they submit a detailed planning application.

Councillor Brian Boggis, Adur District Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said:

“I am delighted that the Council is progressing the redevelopment of this site to deliver new offices to support the expansion of local businesses.”

“This public consultation exercise will give local residents and businesses an opportunity to comment on the proposals prior to any formal consultation when the planning application is formally submitted later in the year.”

Staff vacated the Adur Civic Centre in 2013. Since then, Adur District Council has considered a number of options for the site.

Now, the council is driving forward development of the site, with the first phase of regeneration seeing the creation of an office block on the car park.

It is anticipated a planning application will be submitted this summer with work potentially starting on site in the new year.