Lewes planners have unanimously approved proposals for a disabled toilet facility in Seaford.
On Wednesday (December 6), Lewes District Council’s planning committee approved an application to erect a ‘changing place’ facility — a toilet designed to be accessible to people with severe disabilities — near to the Martello Tower in Seaford’s Esplanade.
The application, from the council itself, had been recommended for approval by officers and saw support from the committee as well.
Cllr Isobel Sharkey (Lab) was among those to speak in favour of the scheme. She said: “I think this is an excellent development. We’ve got one quite near to where I live and I know other councillors probably know of them already.
“They are just amazing facilities, both inside, how they look and the services they provide. It provides access to people who might not otherwise be able to use that seafront area, so I think it is really positive.”
The new facility (to be of a prefabricated design) will sit roughly in the footprint of the existing café kiosk, which is set for demolition. While not part of the application, committee members were told a replacement kiosk is likely to form part of upcoming plans for the renovation of a nearby block of public toilets.
For further details see application reference LW/23/0594 on the Lewes District Council website.