News that the owners of Teville Gate have pledged to put plans for the development of the site before the public in November has been welcomed by Worthing Borough Council’s regeneration chief.

In a press statement Mosaique, the company which owns the site, says it has a viable vision for the area and hopes building can begin in the second half of next year. It says it wants to build a mixture of commercial, residential and leisure offerings which will create “a vibrant, bustling community” at the gateway site.

Last month Worthing Borough Council announced its decision to seek £1.5 million to fund the demolition of the multi-storey car park on the site for which it holds the long term lease. As well as replacing the multi-storey with a ground level car park space it was hoped the decision would act as a catalyst for development on the rest of the site.

Now Mosaique says it will announce details of the public consultation next month and a new website will be launched invited people to have a their say. After the latest announcement Cllr Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said:

“We welcome this announcement from Mosaique and look forward to seeing their initial plans for this key gateway to Worthing

“As a council we remain committed to following through on our plan to demolish the existing multi-storey car park which we believe will act as a catalyst for the wider development for the Teville Gate site and we hope that Mosaique will see this as an opportunity for them to demolish the other buildings on the site.”