Work is soon set to get underway on a £27,000 investment scheme to make Shoreham Beach more accessible and attractive.

Adur District Council has been working with the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm to transform the walkway at the southern end of Ferry Road.

The proposed layout for plans.

The council said at present the path to the beach is overgrown and unkempt.

Councillor Emma Evans, Adur District Council’s Executive Member for Environment said:

“I’m delighted that this work is going ahead as it will make a big difference to the gateway to Shoreham Beach, bringing more people to the area which will boost local businesses.

“I must say a big thank you to Rampion, who have worked closely with us in funding and drawing up these proposals.”

The work includes grass being removed and replaced with shingle and native plants.

Timber sleepers will also be installed to widen parts of the path, while cycle racks and new bins will be installed.

The council said Rampion has agreed to sponsor £20,500 of the cost, with the council funding the rest.

Work is expected to start from next Monday (February, 5) and will last for around three weeks.

The council added signs informing residents of the work have been installed and letters have been sent to people living nearby.